South America

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The legendary statues of Easter Island

After saying goodbye to Buddha, we hopped into a plane to cross the Pacific Ocean. Why not introducing a few stops in this immense ocean? So that is exactly what we did. Our first stop was Easter Island, a very remote and tiny island in the middle of the Pacific. It takes 6 hours to […]

A fun road trip with our Buddha through the Atacama Desert in Chile

Buddha? Who or what is that? Let us first introduce you to Buddha, our tiny campervan and our home and transportation for a period of 2 weeks. We rented Buddha in San Pedro de Atacama in Chile to make a road trip through the Atacama Desert. Our goal was to arrive in Santiago de Chile […]

Dancing and driving our way through the Salar de Uyuni

In one word: AMAZING! That is how we would describe our tour through the Salar de Uyuni and the Los Lípez region. The Salar de Uyuni comprises the immense and surreal salt flats, while Los Lípez is a beautiful and wild region in the southwestern corner of Bolivia. Together with Emilie, Arnaud, Stephanie, Lotte and […]

From cozy Sucre to freezing Uyuni

After La Paz it was time to move on to the real capital of Bolivia, Sucre. We spent several days in this beautiful city with its old colonial buildings. Read below about our pleasant stay in a cute apartment, our walk on the roof of a church and how we celebrated Tom’s birthday. And not […]

La Paz: the surrogate capital of Bolivia

Although the location of La Paz is very high (>4000 meter in some places), La Paz was not high on our list of cities to visit. However, as La Paz is conveniently located for a lot of activities, we have spent quite some time there. And we ended up liking it more than we had […]

Climbing Huayna Potosi (>6000m): a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Yes, we did it! We booked a tour to climb Huayna Potosi, a mountain of 6088m and relatively close to La Paz. To be honest, we were a bit nervous to start the climb. Read below our experiences of this exhaustive and worthwhile trip. Why are we so crazy to climb a >6000m-peak? After we […]

Much of sun and fun on Isla del Sol

Our crossing of Peru brought us to Bolivia. Our first stop was Copacabana, a small town which serves as a base to visit Isla de Sol. This is a small island in Lake Titicaca, the highest mountain lake in the world.

Peru: a quick visit on our way to its neighbor

After 5 weeks in Ecuador it was time to move on to our next destination: Bolivia. We decided to more or less skip Peru (yes, this huge country in between Ecuador and Bolivia) and to focus on Bolivia. Still we enjoyed the couple of days we have spent in Peru on our way to its […]

Becoming completely zen in southern Ecuador

We feel the time is going too fast! Already we have spent several weeks in this beautiful country and now it was time to devote our final week in southern Ecuador. We made it a good combination of sightseeing, hiking and relaxing! A long bus ride from the coast to southern Ecuador But before the […]

The coast of Ecuador: beaches, boobies and ballenas

After spending some time in the beautiful, but chilly highlands of Ecuador, we were looking forward to warm up a bit on the coast of Ecuador. We visited the small towns of Puerto López and Olón and headed to National Park Machalilla and Isla de Plata. The coast of Ecuador is really astonishing! Beach activities: […]

Tom and Renée

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