Simply Amazing

Quito is our final city in South America and to be honest not one that we have really enjoyed. The old town is defiantly a highlight with the churches and museums that has maintained a link to its past however most of there areas are loud and busy and not really a place you want…

The Amazon Rainforest

A four day jungle trip to the Amazonas seemed to be a great idea to finish our Ecuador visit. From Quito it took an eleven hours bus drive to the Cuyabeno Natianal Park and a three hour canoe ride to the Guacamayo Eco Lodge. Caymens, anacondas,10 species of monkeys, over 530 species of birds and…

Shark Explorers

After 7 days we have just got off the Humboldt Explorer and have to say that a cruise in the Galapagos is the perfect way to see so many amazing creatures that call this place home.                         Before we sailed to the most northern…

Journey to middle earth

Montanita is a small costal town in the south of Ecuador and was our first stop after crossing the border from Peru. In the 60’s it was a hippie town and over the decades it became a popular destination for surfers from around the world. Its also called ‘Little Amsterdam’ for for its tolerance of…

On the Road

We are back after our Christmas and New Year break and since Machu Picchu we have travelled along the coast up to the north of Peru. Our first stop along the coast was in Pisco which is famous for its national drink, the Pisco Sour. The drink is made of grape brandy, egg white, sirup…

The way to the Lost City of the Incas

We decided to cross over from Bolivia to Peru via the border point on Lake Titicaca which is in the Andes. Its considered to be the largest lake in South America and its also the home to the Uros. The Uros are Incan people who live on 42 floating islands. It is believed that they…

Incredible Bolivia

There are many ways to explore a country so we decided to see the beauty of Bolivia by doing a 3 day Jeep tour from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Uyuni, Bolivia. We shared the car with 4 people from Spain, Denmark and Australia. Ronald was our driver, tour guide, mechanic, troubleshooter and cook.…

Adios Chile

Our trip through Chile comes to an end and our last stop is the Atacama desert. After the Sahara, Namib desert, the Kalahari and living in Dubai I was not sure how the oldest desert in the world would be different. San Pedro with its tour operators, guest houses, restaurants and bars is the gateway…

Moai above and below

The Easter Island was a myth for me, a place seen on National Geographic or from the 1994 movie ‘Rapa-Nui’ by Kevin Kostner. I have long dreamt to see the gigantic statues that are famous for this place and I was not disappointed when we came to the most remote inhabited islands in the world.…

Special Edition Antarctica Part 3

Antarctica “Great God! This is an awful place.”¬†Robert Falcon Scott, referring to the South Pole We had not actually been on the Antarctic continent itself until we reached Orne Harbour on the 6th day. This was a major milestone for us as this was our 7th continent and the biggest challenge, we had to climb…