**We have not posted for months! We’ve been in countries with poor wifi and we’ve been on the move a lot. In fact, in reality we are coming to the end of our 9 month trip around South America – we’ve done Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and down the Amazon back to … More Puerto Varas, Chile.
Bariloche, Argentina. The bus journey from Pucon to Bariloche (via San Martin de Andes) was spectacular. The views of rivers, mountains and plains has to be up there with one of the most awe-inspiring journeys. Once in Bariloche, however, we regretted spending the time and money to cross the Chilean-Argentinean border once again. Bariloche is … More Bariloche, Argentina
Pucon, Chile. From Valparaiso we headed, via Santiago, to the Chilean Lake District and the picturesque town of Pucon. Pucon was clean and pretty and was what I had imagined Patagonian towns to be like, though it is very northern Patagonia and is usually thought of as the ‘lake district’ more than true Patagonia which … More Pucon, Chile
Santiago & Valparaiso, Chile. Our next destination after Mendoza was Chilean capital Santiago: which meant we would be crossing the border once again. The bus journey shouldn’t have taken more than a few hours, however when we arrived at the border on the Argentinian side there was standstill traffic. It appeared that the border was … More Santiago & Valparaiso, Chile.
Mendoza, Argentina. We arrived in Mendoza after a really long and boring 28 hour bus from Salta. The city of Mendoza, and the surrounding region, is a world famous wine region in Argentina, producing 70% of the country’s wine. We had planned to spend our first two nights in the leafy suburb of Chacras de … More Mendoza, Argentina.
Salta, Argentina. Salta was our first destination in Argentina, following a quick stop over in San Pedro de Atacama and an easy border crossing (the first of many!) between Chile and Argentina. We spent four nights there in total, our first two nights in Coloria hostel, located in a trendy neighbourhood close to the main … More Salta, Argentina.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia & San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. I’m not sure why, but despite being one of Bolivia’s main tourist attractions, we were not particularly excited about visiting the salt flats of Uyuni. We should have been though as it was brilliant. Uyuni itself wasn’t even as bad as we’d read but restaurants … More Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia & San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
Volounteering in a nursery in the REAL Bolivian Capital … More Sucre, Bolivia.
Cochabamba, Bolivia. In Cochabamba, we stayed out of town in the Tiquipaya area at Cabańas Las Lilas. Our bus from La Paz got in two hours late at about 8.30pm. We then a right faff with the taxi driver who could not find the hostel and so we didn’t arrive until late. This won’t be … More Cochabamba, Bolivia.
The Yungas (Coroico, Yolosa, Yolosita), Bolivia. After finishing the bike ride on the “World’s Most Dangerous Road”, the tour ended at Villa Verde, a resort hostel in the village of Yolosita near Coroico, in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It was nice to be at lower altitude, with nice weather, at a resort with a … More The Yungas (Coroico, Yolosa, Yolosita), Bolivia.