South America

a trip by Hippobear
From: October 15th 2009
Until: July 12th 2010

Like many other youngsters I wanted to go on a big trip after serving in the IDF for three years, but for some reason at the point of decision I changed my mind and instead commenced a five-year architecture course. It was followed by another eight years of studying and working in the UK until the recent recession opened a window that brought a new travel spirit to my comfortable life I had in the beautiful city of Bath. Thus, I decided it would be the right time for me to pursue the 'Grand Trip' now, when I am a bit more mature, with a little bit more money, and without limit of time as I have finished my 'duties' and now the time is for me. Together with my lovely Liz, we chose South America to be our first destination because we are both fascinated by the cultures, the arts and wish to meet the people and see the sites.

We plan to dot the trip with numerous points of volunteering. We are open to any kind of volunteering / job on offer. We hope to meet new people and to be exposed to the local life as much and as deeply as we can.
We don´t know if we can do it, if we are built for this kind of adventure. But the benefit of no time limit is that we can return earlier then expected, we do wish, however, to complete a round trip overland and be back in Europe in... let's say... two years (?).

Ram (Israel) and Liz (UK)

Trip Length: 9 months
Blog Entries: 22
Photos: 482
Words: 37118

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
October 16th 2009 The Beginning of South America Trip South America
October 31st 2009 Quito - City of thieves South America » Ecuador » North » Quito
November 2nd 2009 Caminata Mujanda Arriba - Otavalo South America » Ecuador » North » Otavalo
November 18th 2009 Trek La Virgen to Papallacta South America » Ecuador » North » Cayambe
November 19th 2009 Dip in a jungle South America » Ecuador » East » Misahualli
December 7th 2009 A little bit of everything South America » Ecuador » Centre » Chimborazo
December 7th 2009 Meeting the Shuar South America » Ecuador » Centre » Puyo
January 2nd 2010 Across La Balsa border to Peru South America » Peru » Amazonas » Chachapoyas
January 2nd 2010 Volunteering at the Hacienda La Florida South America » Peru » Junin » Tarma
February 7th 2010 Huancayo to Pisco South America » Peru » Huancavelica
February 8th 2010 Ushuaia / Isla Navarino - Unfinished Symphony South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia
February 27th 2010 A visit in paradise South America » Chile » Magallanes » Torres del Paine
March 19th 2010 Navimag cruise to Puerto Montt South America » Chile » Magallanes » Puerto Natales
March 19th 2010 Chiloe Adventure South America » Chile » Los Lagos » Chiloé Island
March 20th 2010 From Puerto Montt to El Bolson via Rio Puelo South America » Chile » Los Lagos » Puerto Varas
March 27th 2010 Geyser of Puyehue South America » Chile » Los Lagos » Osorno
April 4th 2010 Easter Island South America » Chile » Easter Island
June 4th 2010 From La Merced to Pucallpa - The road less traveled South America » Peru » Ucayali » Pucallpa
June 8th 2010 Crocodile for Breakfast South America » Peru » Loreto » Iquitos » Amazon Rainforest
June 11th 2010 From Pucallpa to Iquitos by boat South America » Peru » Ucayali » Pucallpa
June 29th 2010 From Manaus to Boa VIsta South America » Brazil » Amazonas » Manaus
July 6th 2010 Lethem to Georgetown South America » Guyana » Lethem
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