Colombia: take 2 (the meltdown diaries)

It’s taken us a while to get around to writing this blog post.  Not because we haven’t had the time, but more because it’s taken some time to really give a place to our feelings about our second trip to Colombia. We’d decided to go back to Colombia months ago as we hadn’t spent muchContinue reading “Colombia: take 2 (the meltdown diaries)”

Costa Rica

It’s not easy being green Turns out Kermit was wrong. For Costa Rica at least, which has to have been one of the greenest countries we’ve visited on the trip so far.  As we traveled this small country we couldn’t help but be in constant awe of its beauty.  Something that Jeroen’s parents (who were traveling withContinue reading “Costa Rica”

Ecuador

It’s been a while since our last blog as we’ve spent the last few weeks with our friends, Jo and Kim, visiting from the UK; spending most days packed with some sort of activity and most nights in bed by 9 or 10 o’clock. More to come on that in future blogs. For now, weContinue reading “Ecuador”

Peru

  The country that broke us Physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. Although, we have to say, not in a bad way; with loads of amazing hiking and partying, we had so much fun being broken in Peru. Trekking From the Inca ruins around the city, to Laguna Humantay and finally doing the Lares Trek toContinue reading “Peru”

Bolivia

Up to the highest height That’s an understatement. Being between 3,000m and 5,200m above sea level for most of our stay in Bolivia we experienced some of the most magnificent landscapes so far on our trip. From the rock formations of Tupiza, to the views from the hills of Sucre, to seeing La Paz fromContinue reading “Bolivia”

Mendoza to Humahuaca, Argentina

Farewell Argentina (for now) After Chile, we were looking forward to our return to Argentina. Partly because it meant returning to cheaper living (which will continue for some time now as we work our way north), and partly because we loved Argentina so much the first time round and were excited to explore some more.Continue reading “Mendoza to Humahuaca, Argentina”

Chile

Country stats Population: 17.57m Area: 756.096 km2 Elevation: Between 0m (Pacific Ocean) to 6.893 (Atacama Region) Average temperature: 30-35C A 3rd minion makes the trip If we had to describe our experience of Chile in one word, for us it would be – expensive. Not by European standards, but compared to the cost of BrazilContinue reading “Chile”

Patagonia & The Lake District, Argentina

“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.” (Albert Einstein) If Buenos Aires was the city that stole our hearts, Patagonia and the Lake District were the landscapes that stole out heart. We didn’t even scratch the surface (so much moreContinue reading “Patagonia & The Lake District, Argentina”