Bolivian Adventures: When the Sky is the limit (and then some)

Disclaimer: Under most circumstances, it would be a toss-up between my spontaneously gushing about Bolivia or trying to act nonchalantly enthusiastic with a “don’t even get me started on how much I love that place”, with the odds firmly in favor of the gushing. I lived in La Paz back in 2005, enjoying a life […]

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Bogota to La Paz by bus, NBD

It started as a joke, this idea of doing 5000km and going from Bogota all the way to La Paz by bus. But then, as the airfares continued to defy our budget week after week and month after month, we decided it was our best option and made an adventure out of it (how could […]

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Going “Wild” in rural Colombia: the B&B life and Chasing Waterfalls

While in Colombia, we spent two weeks volunteering on yet another great project we found through Workaway: an eco-tourism Bed & Breakfast (B&B) called “Finca Agrreste”. The name is inspired from the word “agreste” with one “r” which means “savage” or “wild” in Spanish. The property lies a few hours North of Bogota, between the […]

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Wine, Tango & Beef: That’s what’s for dinner

Buenos Aires is probably the best city to visit as an introduction to Latin America. That’s why we chose it as our end of year destination, given that Francois’ parents were flying out to meet up with us for Christmas and New Year. The city is full of old, glorious, historical buildings designed based on […]

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Ode to Desnivel

[Inspired primarily by the restaurant Desnivel in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, and Pablo Neruda’s Odes to the onion, tomatoes, and the lemon… ]   Your name emerged From Google Maps and the Guide du Routard With such promise We timidly peeked Into what was a nondescript entrance Only to be welcomed By a glorious smell […]

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Building muscles in Uruguay, one smile at a time

Up in the hills outside of Rocha, a small town North East of Uruguay’s capital Montevideo, sits what looks like a hobbit house. Three geodesic domes built of wood, mud, and thatch sit overlooking a gently sloping piece of land called “Tierra Alegre” or “Happy Earth”. This is Juli and Libre’s little piece of paradise. […]

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How Patagonia stole our hearts

Our week in Patagonia can be split into three segments: Our time in El Calafate and specifically the big ice hike we did on the Perito Moreno glacier, the 30h stint we did in Chile at Puerto Natales and hiking in the Torres del Paine national park, and the three days spent hiking in El […]

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For the love of Avocado!

Fact: avocados are delicious. I am not sure it is possible to get tired of eating avocado – its versatility as a food is limited only by our imagination. I have heard of replacing butter with avocado in baking recipes as well as breading and frying slices of avocado as fries. All that to say, […]

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NZ Campervan Adventures

Itinerary & Recommendations South Island: Christchurch – Mount Potts & Mount Sunday – Geraldine – Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki – Glenorchy – Te Anau & Milford Sound – Wanaka & Mount Iron & Diamond Lake – Franz Josef Glacier – Hoikitika – Punakaiki – Cape Foulwind – Abel Tasman National Park – Picton North […]

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Tasmaniac Campervan Adventures

Itinerary Hobart – Paradise – Cradle Mountain – Launceston-ish – Bay of Fires – Wineglass Bay – Hobart Our Campervan Adventure Tasmania blew our minds, and we did not even see half the things there were to see on the island. After our two week stay at Tiger Hill Farm in Buckland, we spent a […]

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