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Chile: The Long and Skinny of it

Chile: The Long and Skinny of it

After spending a few days trekking through the Torres del Paine National Park, we flew back up to Santiago. Ready to say goodbye to the cool evenings of Patagonia and exchange them for the long warm days of arid Mendoza, we hopped on a east bound bus and waved goodbye to Chile for the last time. Our time in the odd shaped country had been filled with new experiences, new food, and new friends. Months later, … Read entire article »

Filed under: by christopher, Chile, Tips

Photo of the Day #62 – Trekking in Patagonia

Photo of the Day #62 – Trekking in Patagonia

We really hadn’t done much planning ahead of time when we rolled into Puerto Natales, Chile early in the afternoon. We wanted to make arrangements to start hiking the W Trail in the nearby Torres del Paine National Park the following day. Some friends had recently done the trek, with little forward planning on their part as well, but with the summer high season starting to go into full swing, we were worried about arranging … Read entire article »

Filed under: by christopher, Chile, Photo of the Day, Tips

Bolivia: From the Jungle to the Salt Flats

Bolivia: From the Jungle to the Salt Flats

So, we may have had a little challenge trying to leave Bolivia. But, it was probably a lot smoother than trying to enter Bolivia. But all that aside, our time in the country was full of amazing nature, delicious food, and interesting glimpses into a country of contradictions… and all at a cost that would make even the most penny-pinching backpacker giddy. And now, as Sarah and I sit way down in Chilean Patagonia resting our … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bolivia, by christopher, Tips

Peru: Two months in the land of the Incas

Peru: Two months in the land of the Incas

We waved goodbye to Pisco late on a Sunday afternoon and jumped on a bus bound for the lakeside town of Puno. After having wrapped up two months in Peru, it was time to move on. From Puno we would head to Copacabana, Bolivia and after navigating a few protest roadblocks we would eventually make it to the capital city of La Paz. Sitting here in La Paz in a warm and crowded internet cafe, it … Read entire article »

Filed under: by christopher, Peru

CouchFestFilms 2011 – Awkwardly Awesome – 24 September

CouchFestFilms 2011 – Awkwardly Awesome – 24 September

Sarah and I have been selected to be official hosts for this year´s CouchFestFilms festival to be held 24 September 2011. We will be screening a selection of films for the festival in Pisco, Peru. This year, the festival is part of the Reykjavik International Film Festival and will also be screened in houses throughout the world… maybe even near you! House locations worldwide to be announced soon, check out www.couchfestfilms.com What is Couch Fest Films? Celebrating its … Read entire article »

Filed under: Australia, by christopher, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uncategorized, United States

Ecuador: A month in the middle of the world

Ecuador: A month in the middle of the world

Sarah and I arrived in Cusco, Peru this morning after a 21 hour bus ride from Lima. The trip was quite long, but it was in one of the nicest buses we´d ever been in. 4 movies, 2 meals, and a litle bit of sleep later we arrived safely in southern Peru. We´ve been in Peru a little over a week now, since crossing the border near Macará. So, we thought it would be a good … Read entire article »

Filed under: by christopher, Ecuador

Colombia: Highs, Lows, and Everything in Between

Colombia: Highs, Lows, and Everything in Between

A week ago, we wrapped up spending the last two months in Colombia with the familiar passport stamp slamming sound just outside of Ipiales. A short walk across the river later, we were greeted with a faded sign reading Bienvenidos a Ecuador. As we sit here in Cuenca, with our Colombian experience still fresh in our heads, we thought we’d give our take on highlights, lowlights, recommendations, and some tips for your next big trip to … Read entire article »

Filed under: by christopher, by sarah, Colombia

Start Spreading the News

Start Spreading the News

”One need never leave the confines of New York to get all the greenery one wishes. I can’t even enjoy a blade of grass unless I know there’s a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally regret life.” – Frank O’Hara One of the first things I noticed when I got to New York was that a lot of people sing, as they walk down the … Read entire article »

Filed under: by sarah, United States