Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Figuring Out What’s Next: Three Weeks on the Left Coast

Figuring Out What’s Next: Three Weeks on the Left Coast
We arrived at YVR after 26 hours in transit: from Montevideo, Uruguay, we took a red eye to Panama City, then another flight to Houston. We had a seven hour layover in Houston (which was obviously spent over beers), and then onto Vancouver, where we arrived just before midnight on March 22. When you’re...
April 12th, 2010 | Feature, Life Abroad | Read More

What? No, Ur-uguay!

What? No, Ur-uguay!
Just across the river from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the southern coast of Uruguay. A one hour ferry ride across the Rio de la Plata, the beautiful colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento is the oldest town in Uruguay. It was settled by Portugal in the 1680’s, which upset the Spanish so much...
April 10th, 2010 | Feature, Travelogue, Uruguay | Read More

Crossing the salt desert: Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Crossing the salt desert: Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Since leaving Sucre, Bolivia (finally) on Ash Wednesday, we’ve had some epic scenery. None, however, was more mind-blowing than the three days we spent in a Land Cruiser, traversing the high altitude desert that stretches from Uyuni, in Southwestern Bolivia, all the way to San Pedro de Atacama...
March 2nd, 2010 | Bolivia, Chile, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Cholitas Wrestling: La Paz, Bolivia

Cholitas Wrestling: La Paz, Bolivia
Finding ourselves in La Paz on a Sunday, we decided to check out Cholitas wrestling, a spectacle of local men and women pretending to beat the hell out of each other for the enjoyment of popcorn-gorging locals and gringos. Cholitas wrestling wasn’t new to us: we’d watched one of our favorite...
February 10th, 2010 | Bolivia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Lake Titicaca, Peru

Lake Titicaca, Peru
We arrived cold and breathless on the shores of Lake Titicaca after another epic bus ride through southern Peru. Approaching the lake from the steamy Peruvian coast, the city of Puno provided an immediate shock to our systems: at a breathtaking 3,800 meters above sea level, Puno is located on the Andean...
February 10th, 2010 | Feature, Peru, Travelogue | Read More

Unsolved Mysteries: Nazca, Peru

Unsolved Mysteries: Nazca, Peru
With the heartbreaking news that Machu Picchu remains closed and unreachable due to the immense damage caused by torrential rainfall a week ago, it became clear that we needed to re-work our Peru itinerary. The mysterious Nazca Lines, which previously hadn’t been in the plans, suddenly became a...
January 31st, 2010 | Feature, Peru, Travelogue | Read More

Galapagos, or Bust!

Galapagos, or Bust!
Majestic, awe-inspiring, magical: words barely do justice to the wonder of the Galapagos Islands, the remote archipelago of islands made famous by the grand daddy of evolution, Charles Darwin. Almost 1,000 kilometers off the cost of Ecuador, the islands are a place where sea lions play the role of dogs,...
January 27th, 2010 | Ecuador, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Quito! Quito! A Quito!

Quito! Quito! A Quito!
We left Quito after three gorgeous days and three unforgettable nights; this is one of the first places and times on this trip that I legitimately feel heartbroken to leave. The city itself is a long, narrow strip of life nestled in a valley of mountains and volcanoes. I expect that from the air, one...
January 27th, 2010 | Ecuador, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Photo Spotlight: Galapagos Sea Lions

Photo Spotlight: Galapagos Sea Lions
Here are more than a few photos of Galapagos Sea Lions, one of the many highlights of our time in the islands. As evidenced by the photos below, these creatures are friendly, majestic, and adorable. They are also completely unperturbed by humans, and we often had to walk around them if they were napping...
January 24th, 2010 | Feature, Photo Spotlight | Read More

Closing Thoughts: Colombia

Closing Thoughts: Colombia
Having never been to Colombia, we had little idea what to expect. Frankly, I spent a few nights tossing and turning at home in Canada before getting on the plane, with stories dancing through my head of kidnappings, guerilla fighters, and drug lords forcing me into the muling business. What we found...
January 19th, 2010 | Colombia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More
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