All Walks of Life

On a trip like the one we just returned from, you’re bound to meet loads of interesting people from all different backgrounds.

The first “Travel Friend” we made happened to be a Brazilian guy named Tiago who spoke only Portuguese. Despite the language barrier, we hung out the whole week and he showed us all […]

World Heritage

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site list is well-known to any world traveler. This list is comprised of 981 sites throughout the world that the UNESCO World Heritage committee considers as having “outstanding universal value”. During our trip, here are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites we visited:

August 12th, 2013 | Tags: , | Category: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Italy, Laos, Peru, Spain, Vietnam | Leave a comment

Death Road

So before I forget or move westward (not sure I’ll ever leave Lima at this rate) I wanted to write up a quick synopsis of our mountain biking adventure in La Paz. Bolivia’s North Yungas Road is a 40-mile stretch of highway that connects the capital city to a town, some 11,000 feet below, named […]

A New Chapter

Well, I have flown on to Thailand to meet up with my friend Jen while Z stays back in Lima until he has his new passport. We didnt want to split but knew that cancelling both flights and buying new flights for both of us would cost a fortune, so this was the best way […]

Uyuni Salt Flats

After a night exploring the town of Uyuni during Carnivale which led us to many interesting findings, including Toy Story Woody-themed costume parties, it was an early wake up call the next morning to head out to the salt flats in time for sunrise. Our driver drove for about a half hour and then seemingly […]

763 m.p.h.

Although not the famed Bonneville salt flats in Utah where the land speed record is often attempted, E and I recently visited the world’s largest expanse of dried salt water in Bolivia. Salar de Uyuni was something for the books. Before we get into any details or share the absolutely mind-boggling pictures I’d like to […]

Well, that was fun (continued).

We made it into Bolivia!!

This is just a quick rundown of how we accomplished that, more as information for other travellers, less for those who actually read this blog, since it’s really nothing that interesting.

We took the overnight bus from Salta to La Quiaca, which is the town on the Argentine side of […]

Well, that was fun.

Today was…. one of those days.

We’re heading to Bolivia tomorrow and apparently you can get an entry visa on the spot right at the border crossing. The downside to this? It costs the equivalent of USD$135 per person. So we were prepared for the expense of this hopefully uneventful border crossing but then started […]