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Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

The Inca Jungle Trek is a 4-day adventure that includes mountain biking, rafting, ziplining and hiking. It is the ultimate adventure lover's way of getting to Machu Picchu but can be enjoyed by anyone!

The Inca Jungle Trek There aren’t many things in life that can successfully shut me up for a prolonged period of time. But I can tell you that the first time I laid eyes upon Machu Picchu, I was speechless. And it wasn’t because I was out of breath from the 2,000 steps. Our 4-day adventure […]

Everything You Need To Know About A 4-Day Salar de Uyuni Tour

Our 4 day Salar de Uyuni Tour (the Bolivian Salt Flats) started from Tupiza and took us through some of Bolivia's most incredible landscapes. Read about what to expect, find inspiration from our stunning photos and a Q & A section to answer common questions.

Day 1 of our Salar de Uyuni Tour At 8 am we meet our driver for the next 4 days. Ronal is a 20-year-old Bolivian guy who only speaks Spanish and after hearing some horror stories, I am praying that he isn’t a hoon driver who is going to kill us. Thankfully he is a safe […]

Argentina Diaries: Exploring Buenos Aires

Read about our time exploring Buenos Aires during our South American adventure. An unexpected set back sees us visiting some of the iconic sites in Argentina's capital.

We find ourselves travelling an hour by public bus to satisfy our craving for Korean food. We make it to Korea town which seems to be in the suss end of Buenos Aires. What really gives it away is arriving at the restaurant to find it locked and having to ring a doorbell to be […]

Argentina Diaries: Mendoza and Trekking Aconcagua

Mishaps from crossing the Chilean/Argentian border, spending time in Mendoza and trekking Aconcagua. Read about our time in Argentina.

The bus (another bus post) pulls up, we load our bags and present our tickets. ‘Tasa?’ the serviceman asks. He’s asking for confirmation that we paid the reciprocity fee for our Argentina visas. ‘Si!’ I reply – the receipts are in our travel wallet. Except that they aren’t.

LVV Journal: Exploring Ovalle, Chile

With 100 empanadas and a box of dulces de La Ligua in hand, we wait for the bus to Ovalle, Chile, where Tata is originally from. Grandma tells us that last time the bus was 2 hours late and we have no way of knowing when it will show up.

Adventures in Chile: Visiting La Ligua

Welcome to La Ligua The bus pulls up to La Ligua and we see Tata (Daniel’s grandad) pacing back and forth at the entrance of the bus station. He’s worried because the bus ride was longer than expected and we are now over an hour late. When we arrive at the house, Tata opens the door and we […]

Backpacker Diaries: Street Art Tour Valparaiso, Chile

These photos of Valparaiso in Chile are incredible! Check out this post for travel inspiration guaranteed to have you wanting more!

We bailed on Santiago as soon as morning came and caught a bus with a plan to tour Valparaiso. My Spanish is improving, I can now ask for bus times, tickets and cost and actually understand the responses being relayed back at 20x speed. The 1.5-hour drive drops us off here, a graffiti town. 

Backpacker Diaries: Let’s Tour Santiago In A Day!

After a couple of sprints to the boarding gate, a threat of being disembarked, 17 hours of flying and 6 hours of waiting at airports, we finally made it to Santiago. I have never felt as nervous coming to a new country before – a welcomed feeling really – and I suspect that it was mostly […]

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