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Mar de las Pampas | Argentina

The major highlight of my trip to Argentina was the trip down to the coast, specifically Mar de las Pampas which is about a 6 hour bus ride <north?> of Buenos Aires. We (Florencia and I) left Buenos Aires around 10 am on Thursday morning and arrived in Ville Gesell (more on that in a … Continue reading »

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Back to Buenos Aires

Truth be told, I just could not keep myself away. For the past 9 months, I have been floating around South Africa and Namibia. Found the most awesome job in Swakopmund as a software developer and life is going swell at the moment. Picked up running as my sporting activity of choice and trying to … Continue reading »

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Galavanting Around Buenos Aires

So my time with Tucan Travel and the rest of the tour is over. What an amazing adventure. Explored new terrain, learnt about new cultures and made new friends. Had an enjoyable ride down to Lima with Jono and spent just a few short days in Lime while waiting for my flight to Buenos Aires … Continue reading »

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Road Tripping Back to Lima

SO my post-trip plans have changed quite substantially. Initially I intended to fly to Seattle from Quito and spend 3 week road tripping willy nilly until flying home to Namibia. Then I decided to fly from Quito back to Buenos Aires (BA) as spending 3 weeks in the USA wouldn’t really accomplish much and I … Continue reading »

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Taming the Amazon

This as been one of the main excursions that people have been looking forward to. South America is famous for a few things but none is mentioned more than the Amazon Jungle which to this day is still a mysterious place with strange tribes and mythological creatures. Even though we were not in the Amazon … Continue reading »

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Banos – An Adrenaline Pumping Experience

We arrived at Pequeno Paraiso (Small Paradise) our camp site around 4pm after a 10 hour drive day from Cuenca. Pequeno Paraiso is a very cool spot with great camping lawns, fresh mountain water pool, cooking facilities, TV room, hot water 24/7 and friendly pets. As we arrived, we were informed about the various activities … Continue reading »

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Huacachina – Sand in the Ears!

Huacachina is smack-dab in the middle of a desert. An oasis town with not all that much to do except for the desert excursion. As soon as we arrived, we grabbed our day packs and jumped out on the doorstep of the desert excursion company we were using. They showed us to our vehicles which … Continue reading »

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Arequipa and the Ice Princess

We arrived in Arequipa around 6pm and headed to our camping hotel. I too was confused by that term but as I found out, it is quite common for hotels in a city to lend out their back garden for campers and tour groups like ours. This meant a well maintained garden with good ablution … Continue reading »

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Cusco – The Inca Trek and Machu Picchu

We arrived in Cusco on the 5th of May and checked into our hotel. Most people divided to head out for a party and I joined them for a drink but called it an early night as I was tired from the long trip up from Puno. As with most South American cities, all the … Continue reading »

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Puno – The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

Puno was our first stop after entering Peru. The area we were in was rather nice if not a bit touristy. The main plaza was one block up from out hotel and the road branching off of there was soley for us tourists as it was lined with restaurants, bars and street vendors selling all … Continue reading »

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