2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Bordering on insanity

With 19 border crossings across 14 countries under our belt it’s safe to say they’ve been a staple for us in the last ten months. We never really thought too much about them when we were planning the trip, other than to double check visa requirements and potential costs. To be honest we were prettyContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Bordering on insanity”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Money, Money, Money….

How does the ABBA song go? ‘Must be funny. In a rich man’s world.’ Well it’s definitely funny in South America. When coming on the trip, we obviously knew we’d have to get used to handling lots of different currencies as we traveled around 17 different countries. What we didn’t really account for is howContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Money, Money, Money….”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Sleeping beauties

Well, some of the time so it seems. Before this trip we probably didn’t realize how precious a good night’s sleep was.  We generally got the 8 hours recommended per night (more or less). Since we started the trip, we’ve often been lucky to get 3-4 hours. Thankfully there’s been times when we’ve not beenContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Sleeping beauties”

Uruguay

Country statsPopulation: 3.5mArea: 176.215 km2Elevation: 0mAverage temperature: 20C (ish, although Punta del Este was coooold) Best laid plans often go awry Our plans for Uruguay changed a bit compared to what we were originally had. For a start, we missed Salto in the North as we skipped Paraguay (choosing instead to fly from Foz doContinue reading “Uruguay”