The road to Chile

When we took the bus from Mendoza in Argentina, across the border to Chile, we were expecting the worst. A friend we’d met in Mendoza had made the crossing the day before and… Continue reading

Our favourite hostel in South America

We left BA on a bus across Argentina, booked again with Green Toad, and the buses were the best yet. Our first night bus from Buenos Aires to Cordoba with El Practico left… Continue reading

Buenos Aires and an Argentinian Christmas

We’d already discovered that Argentina is expensive. The most expensive of all the South American countries we’ve been to so far. Although when we visited Puerto Iguazu we thought it was just expensive… Continue reading

Paraty, Florianopolis, and Iguazu Falls – spectacular Brazil

Travelling through Brazil was made slightly difficult, and perhaps slightly more fun, by our missing language link. Brazilian Portuguese doesn’t have as many similarities to Spanish as we’d hoped, and at times we… Continue reading

A Brazilian reasons to fall in love with Rio

When we arrived in hot and humid Rio de Janeiro in the early hours of the morning we took a taxi we’d organised with our hostel to the real life favela we were… Continue reading

Bo-living it up…

When you arrive in Copacobana, just across the border from Peru, you are in Bolivia. And you really know it. The currency is half of that in Peru, and so things are a… Continue reading

Deepest, darkest Peru: From Iquitos to Lake Titikaka

We arrived in Iquitos via the Amazon River on a 12-hour-long boat ride. It wasn’t the most glamorous way to travel, but breakfast and lunch were provided and the seats were comfortable enough… Continue reading

The Amazon Rainforest – It’s a jungle out there

Taking our first steps in black rubber wellies in the Amazon jungle was the first moment I realised just how different this landscape really is. As we climbed across streams on felled logs… Continue reading

The unique city of Havana, Cuba – a blighted city

Stepping out in Cuba Jose Marti airport is the first moment you realised you’ve stepped into a different world. The 1970s-looking building has bright red window frames, low ceilings and is full of… Continue reading

Houston, Texas: Quality time spent with amazing friends

We have been travelling for almost eleven months now, to come to Houston, Texas, and stay with our wonderful friends has been the perfect stop gap. We are so lucky to have friends… Continue reading