Paracas, Peru

I had a quick, less than 24 hour stop, in Lima before starting the south Peru element of my trip. I had met several people who said Lima was a boring city with not much happening. I even met a guy while I was there who said I was lucky I only had one day…

Cartagena, Colombia

I was only using Cartagena as a stepping point to get my ass to Ecuador, so the trip was only for one day. I have a few friends that would say I’m in idiot for spending so little time here and after my day here I might just have to agree.  After arriving at the…

Medellin, Colombia

A late (but very short) flight from Bogota and a 40 minute drive from the airport on a road that would be perfect for fast and furious 8 meant that we didn’t get to the hostel until around midnight. As we were checking in, the patio area was buzzing and a familiar face caught my…

Bogota, Colombia

Arriving in Bogota at 7pm the sun had set and we grabbed a taxi to our friends apartment (Barry and Laura, who we met on the border between Uruguay and Brazil). Our taxi for airport cost 50,000 colombian pesos. But we later learned that it should have been about half this. Ripped off already, I…

Paraty, Brazil

They say the best way to see São Paulo is to not see it at all.. Our bus arrived in at 7am and we left at 8am. The bus station reminded me of a prison, the city appeared very run down, and there was a lot of smog, so we were happy enough to continue onwards…

Buenos Aires, Argentina 

The starting point for a three month adventure… Where to begin I am not sure but I’ve been here only few days and I know one thing, getting by without Spanish is possible, getting by with some Spanish would be a lot easier!  Today alone I thought I ordered enchiladas. I did not, I orders…