Lynsey & Ross

Lynz and Ross

Lynsey & Ross

2007-2008 - We're a couple in our mid twenties and we've decided it's about time to venture out of our comfort zone and no longer be 'armchair adventurers'. We are now in search of new experiences. We will be travelling from Lima to Rio in three months. Follow us on our epic adventure and see if you can keep track of how many extremes we encounter.

2009 - We got hitched and enjoyed our honeymoon in Bali and Malaysia.

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu December 29th 2007

Just thought I would put up some more of our photos of our time in Foz do Iguacu and the surrounding area. We visited the Argentinean side of the falls on News Years Day and it was just out of this world. Definitely one of the highlights of our travels. ... read more
devils throat again
Falls from Argentina

South America » Bolivia » Santa Cruz Department » Santa Cruz December 21st 2007

La Paz to Sucre It was time to be moving on from La Paz so we had booked a flight to Sucre as we were advised that the roads were dangerous both in terms of road safety and robberies that took place. Sucre is the capital of Bolivia and during our time in Bolivia there had been some serious protests and some people were telling us not to travel to Sucre as this was where most of the rioting was. However, we had to get to Sucre in order to get to Santa Cruz where we already had a nice hotel booked for christmas. Sucre is known as the White City as all of the buildings are obviously white! It was a very pretty place and it had very grand cathedral and plaza in front of ... read more
Dino Truck
Dino footprints in Sucre
Aerosur flight

South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department » Salar de Uyuni December 19th 2007

We had arranged a four day tour to Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni and we knew this was to be one of the highlights of our travels and it definitely was that! We took the overnight bus from La Paz to a small town called Uyuni. We decided to take the tourist bus as we were warned that the roads throughout Bolivia were not the best, only 95% are paved and some roads are known for bandits. As always though, the bus was about an hour late but we were starting to get used to this. The bus was pretty comfy but after a couple of hours on the paved road it turned into a dirt track and the vibrations and the noise through the bus kept us awake most of the night. We arrived in the ... read more
First View of Salt Flats
Pile of salt
and more

South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » La Paz December 18th 2007

La Paz La Paz is probably the only city in the world with a setting like it. It is situated over 3,500m above sea level and sits in a canyon, it's like living in a bowl! On all sides of the valley, the slopes are covered in ramshackle houses, this is where the poorer people live and try to survive. It's hard to believe that the population of La Paz is only just over a million in the city because as you drive down the steep highway from El Alto there are people spilling onto the roads everywhere. La Paz justs feels like one big sprawling market. On Avenida 16 De Julio, one of the main streets, one minute you can be fighting your way through stalls and people sitting in the middle of the pavement ... read more
San Pedro Prison
San Pedro Prison
Fake Hard Rock Cafe

South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Yungas Road December 13th 2007

Today was one of the reasons we wanted to stay in La Paz and that was to mountain bike down the Worlds Most Dangerous Road. We spent a long time researching companies to go with and Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking was a clear winner. All the reviews were great and the equipment was the best. You don't exactly want anything less when you are cycling down the WMDR! An early start! As always on this trip, the excursions start early, so it was a 7am start at a café down beside the Gravity office. Gravity has now decided to class December as the “rainy season” therefore more risks are involved and they have adapted their packages. So we were a smaller group of only 8 and we had 3 guides which was great. It was time ... read more
Lynz and Andy (guide)
Ross making the gear look even better!
Nice concrete part of the road

South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Copacabana December 9th 2007

Puno So after out time at the Orphanage it was time to leave Cusco behind and journey southeast towards Lake Titicaca. We opted to take the scenic train rather than the bus. We both felt the train would be more relaxing and would allow us to see some of the rural countryside rather than other cars doing the same journey as we were doing. We were heading to Puno which is on the southern shore of Lake Titicaca, the end of our train journey but also is the stop off for lots of travellers who want to either go and stay a night on the Floating Reed Islands or like us just wanted to nip over and stay there for a few hours. we checked into our hotel. Compared to our accomodation at the Orphanage, this ... read more
View from back of Train.
Long track

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco December 8th 2007

Following the completion of the Inca Trail, there was no time to recover. We were whisked off to our accomodation and introduced to the boys and girls. The boys and girls are split into different districts of Cusco. The girls orphanage was in the suburb of Wanchaq which was only 5 mins in a tico taxi from the centre of Cuzco. Our accomodation was right on top of the girls Orphange which was very handy. The boys were about 10 minutes away in a slightly tougher neighbourhood, Santiago. The apartment was extremely basic, the kitchen consisted of a camping stove! Oh well, so much for doing some cooking! The girls all gave us a very warm welcome with each one introducing themselves and welcoming us to the Orphanage. Surprisingly most of them could speak english, some ... read more
Painting day!
The Orphanage

South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu November 25th 2007

Inca Trail - Day One Our Inca Trail essentials were all packed into two small backpacks and the large backpacks were given to our hostel for safe keeping. Our belongings were kept to a minimum with no luxuries packed as we were aiming to carry as little as possible. We both regretted not hiring local porters but that was in the past and if we wanted to get to Machu Picchu we would have to carry our own things. So after spending alot of the previous night drying our clothes from the torrential downpour we experienced on the way home from dinner, we were ready! It was 5am and our guides were 10 minutes early, most unusual in South America. However, this was a sign of how good and professional the entire Peru Treks & Adventure ... read more
First campsite - Wallabamba
Our team
Our guides

South America » Peru » Arequipa » Colca Canyon November 20th 2007

Day 1 - Colca Canyon Tour Thursday 15th Nov Like every tour in Peru, there is always an early start, this one wasn't too bad though, pick up was at 8.30am. We were picked up in a nice little Merc Sprinter, better than we had anticipated and there was already a few others onboard. Abel seemed very nice and his english was good so all in all a good start. Our first stop was to a small shop in Arequipa to buy some coca leaves and candies to help with the altitude. We really weren't looking forward to chewing on some leaves with some sort of volcanic rock! Secondly, he advised us to purchase some fruits to give as gifts to the local children who would be posing for tourist photos, so we bought a couple ... read more
Coca Tea!
Mary and her little Llama!

South America » Peru » Arequipa » Arequipa November 18th 2007

Tuesday 13th November So following the overnight bus from Nazca, arriving at 7am, we hopped into a taxi and were whisked away to our hostel. Prior to arrival we faced the usual patter from the taxi driver that our hostel was no good. This a common ploy of South Amercian taxi drivers as they usually earn commission if they take you to a hotel that they work for. We were having none of it. Having done our research, we were happy with our choice and decided to see what it was like. On hindsight, it was very good with all staff being very accomodating. It was very close to all major Arequipa attractions. For fellow travellers, the hostel we stayed at was the Los Torres de Ugarte. We were starving after our long bus trip so ... read more
Plaza de Armas
Protest on the Plaza
Protest security

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