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South America » Brazil » Paraná » Iguaçu Falls May 12th 2015

I was awake quite early but felt miles better having caught up on my sleep. We weren't meeting until 10am, so we had a leisurely breakfast, chatting over fruit and coffee. In the lobby, Santi explained that we were getting the bus to the Brazilian side of Iguassu falls, which has about 30% of the water falls. We were waiting for the bus as we were going with another group for the next couple of days. I think I'd once read somewhere that Iguassu was one of the natural wonders of the world. They seem to have different wonders of the world these days, natural world, modern world man made world.... Either way the pictures looked fantastic and I was so looking forward to going here. In my mind it would be one of the highlights ... read more
Morning chiccos!!
Map of the falls
Sam at start of the falls

South America » Bolivia May 12th 2015

Copacabana (Lake Titicaca) > Isla del Sol > La Paz > Salar del Uyuni and Sud Lipez (lagunas altiplanicas) > La Paz > Sucre > Refugio los Volcanes (Parque Nacional Amboró) > Samaipata (El Fuerte, Parque Nacional Amboró) > Santa Cruz (lomas de arena) > Missions Jésuites (Concepcion y San Javier) > Santa Cruz... read more
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South America » Peru May 11th 2015

Ok so this post will cover a lot, first Atacama to Uyuni. Then Uyuni to La Paz, La Paz to Copacabana and Isla del Sol, and on to Puno Monday 27th April - Leaving Atacama We (Ellie and myself) were up early, packed and waiting outside the hostel before sunrise, before breakfast waiting on the bus to pick us up. By now I should have realised that its South America and nothing is ever on time, except buses from the bus stations! We got onto our shuttle and were on the way to the border, leaving Chile, then back on the shuttle and drove to the Bolivia border. I still strongly feel that the exit of one country and the entry of the other should be right beside each other, ideally in the same building, not ... read more

South America » Peru May 11th 2015

LA PAZ - LIMA Vol La Paz - Lima. Effets personnels laissés au dépôt de l’aéroport. Un transfert privé nous attend pour nous amener au centre Larcomar pour une visite avec guide privé. Retour à l'aéroport de Lima en soirée. Mise à jour Départ à 4h30am de notre hôtel de La Paz pour un vol sur Lima, Pérou. Nous sommes de retour en terre péruvienne. Encore un malentendu à notre arrivée, y'avait pas de chauffeur pour notre transfert. Un appel à notre agence et deux heures plus tard nous avions un chauffeur et un tour guidé de la ville comme prévue au programme. Petite note au passage qu'il est maintenant devenu quasiment essentiel d'avoir notre propre cellulaire pour voyager. Si ce n'est son propre appareil, au moins en louer un en arrivant dans le dit pays ... read more
Miraflores
Vue du centre d'achat
Oiseaux du paradis

South America » Ecuador » West » Puerto López May 11th 2015

It's hard to believe that it's been over two months since I published my last blog! I hope that my faithful readers haven't been too worried about me. I've been busy busy busy, working at the beach hotel once again and the weeks have just slipped away. As a result I have a LOT of photos in this entry, some throwback pix from my January travels to Esmeraldas with Sue (thanks for finally sending them to me!) and other images compliments of my photographer friend, Colin who has been visiting from Ohio. There's no way my narration will touch on so many pix, so please scroll down at the end to enjoy them all! It seems like my time at home is so limited --I had only a couple of weeks this last stretch in Banos, ... read more
Illusions Bookstore
with friends...
Outdoor Spa

South America » Bolivia May 10th 2015

UYUNI - LA PAZ Vol Uyuni - La Paz et transfert à l'hôtel. Journée libre à La Paz pour se reposer, faire les derniers achats et préparer le retour. Nuit à La Paz. Mise à jour Belle et bonne nuit de sommeil et un succulent déjeuner aux pain-français, on s'envole sans encombre vers La Paz. À notre arrivée, on retrouve notre guide Léonardo (celui de notre périple La Paz-route de la mort-Coroico) qui nous attends souriant encore avec son accent d'un mome français. L'agence nous offre à diner afin de compenser les quelques bévues boliviennes. Enfin, nous goûtons aux fameuses saltenia (prononcé salténias) . C'est un petit pain fourré d'un 'ragout' de viande et légumes cuit juste à point au four. C'est un met typique bolivien, vendu à tous les coins de rues. Nous 'attendions' une ... read more
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Vue du salar de Uyuni de l'avion
Vue de la 'rive' du salar

South America » Brazil May 10th 2015

I finally stirred at around 5am. I only knew it was this time as I turned my phone on and had a text from O2 roaming saying 'welcome to Brazil' Brazil??? I thought we were in Argentina? Where the hell where we. I looked out the window, it was starting to get light but was raining.I was still restless, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get back to sleep. I sent Daryl a text. I wondered what he was doing back home right now. I braved the bus toilet which wasn't as bad as I'd imagined although for the life of me I couldn't find the flush. I returned to my seat and about an hour later Sam started to wake up a bit too. It was about 6 am and we hadn't ... read more

South America » Bolivia May 9th 2015

SUR DE LIPEZ - UYUNI Exploration de l’arbre de pierre, la Lagune Colorada, les geysers et eaux thermales de Polques, le désert de Dalí et la fameuse et merveilleuse lagune Verde au pied de l’imposant volcan Licancabur. Ensuite nous découvrirons la vallée des roches, des communautés authentiques du sud de Lipez ainsi que le cimetière des trains. Nuit à Uyuni Mise à jour Effectivement, la nuit a été difficile. Joanne manquait de place et Robin se retenait à cause de la soupe au choux servie au souper la veille. On se lève tôt, avant tout le monde, pour aller observer, congelés, les étoiles puisque le ciel ici ne subit aucune pollution lumineuse. Déjeuner avec des crêpes chaudes et moelleuses. Ici, on n'a pas de sirop d'érable mais on a du Dulce de leche. C'est un peu ... read more
Robin dans le désert de Dali
Désert de Dali
Désert de Dali

South America » Peru » Junin » Huancayo May 9th 2015

Overview – Volunteering Experience So far, my volunteering experience is going pretty well. Initially, I was supposed to be on different projects, such as Microfinance and others. Due to circumstances, I ended up teaching English in an Elementary school for about 5 hours a day (2nd and 4th grades). With time, I got used to it and I like working with kids. However, I also realized that I am not very patient with them. As the kids didn’t really have any exposure to English language, I am pretty much teaching the same thing to both grades, and those things are very basic such as colors, greetings, etc. I have classes every day from 1pm to 6pm. My mornings are always the same: 1) Waking up at 7:30am (or earlier if one of the brothers put some ... read more
Traditional Dances
Preparing the ''Torta de Tres Leches''
''Torta de Tres Leches''

South America » Brazil » Mato Grosso do Sul » Bonito May 8th 2015

Bonito is a town located about 4 hours away from where I was staying in the Pantanal. It is a very common vacation place for Brazilians and everything is based on ecotourism. So every tour is close to nature including a lot of walking or swimming. I did two tours, which were quiet expensive (100 us $ each). One to the "boca da onçe" which is a place with more then 11 waterfalls, big and small, and a lot of lagoons where you can also swim and the water is crystal clear. The other tour I did was to the "rio pratha" a gif farm which has it nature protected by law and is growing organic food and preserving the nature around. The main attraction is the snorkeling in the crystal clear river, seeing lots of ... read more




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