Going Big on Camping again

Since we left New Zealand we have been longing to get back in our tent again. In Asia it wasn’t really an option and here in South America it has been harder than we expected to camp if you don’t have a vehicle to take you somewhere more remote. A few weeks ago, about one…

One month in Brazil (Part 1: Sao Paulo & Rio de Janerio)

Last night we crossed the border into Paraguay! Fun for us. But we haven’t written one blog post about the past four weeks we spent in Brazil. We apologize for hiding all the fun from you for so long so this two-part post, will fill you in on everything we got up to in four…

Quilotoa Loop (Video)

After Quito came Latacunga, a town about 100 kilometres south of the capital. Latacunga as a town isn’t exactly bursting with tourist attractions but it is an important hub for anyone wanting to visit some of Ecuador’s most popular natural attractions: (1) Cotopaxi volcano, (2) Chimborazo volcano and (3) Quilotoa Crater Lake….  (3) Quilotoa Crater…

Chimborazo – The world’s highest point

After Quito came Latacunga, a town about 100 kilometres south of the capital. Latacunga as a town isn’t exactly bursting with tourist attractions but it is an important hub for anyone wanting to visit some of Ecuador’s most popular natural attractions: (1) Cotopaxi volcano, (2) Chimborazo volcano and (3) Quilotoa Crater Lake….  (2) Chimborazo Volcano…

Cotopaxi – The worlds highest active volcano

After Quito came Latacunga, a town about 100 kilometres south of the capital. Latacunga as a town isn’t exactly bursting with tourist attractions but it is an important hub for anyone wanting to visit some of Ecuador’s most popular natural attractions: (1) Cotopaxi volcano, (2) Chimborazo volcano and (3) Quilotoa Crater Lake….  Cotopaxi Volcano We…

Traveling down South

(För svensk text, scrolla ner under bilderna.) We have known for some time now that we will be doing volunteer work in Ecuador starting November 23, so we have slowly been moving down the country, making our way towards there since we hiked the lost city trek six weeks ago. After having had a great…

Volcán Puracé

(För svensk text, scrolla ner under bilderna.) The day we walked up to the volcano in Puracé National Park was special in many ways. The start was early, at 4am we left our Hostel to take a bus into the mountains and into the national park where the volcano was located. The bus left the…

Salento and Cocora Valley

Next stop for us was Salento. A small, quiet town in the Zona Cafetera (The coffee region) of Colombia. Although very small and can be fully explored in a couple of hours it still manages to be one of our favourite places in Colombia so far. There are lots of hostels, cosy bars, restaurants and colourful gift shops…

Ciudad Perdida – The Lost City

We started day One by jumping in the back of a 4×4. The first hour on the road was fine until we took a sharp turn onto a narrow dirt track and the next hour or so became very interesting. As we drove deeper and deeper into the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains, the…