Tag: backpacking

Bogota to Cartagena

Ammon and Sasha contiune on: With Mom now in tow we wanted to make a nice impression. Unfortunately Bogota was not the place to do that. Of all the capitals we visited Bogota was our least favourite. It is a huge city (one of the most populous in […]

The Sacred Valley

Visit Peru with Ammon and Sasha: From the Colca Canyon we backtracked to Arequipa and then took a long bus to Cusco where we stayed a night. It was our worst hostel/hotel of the entire trip and based on the reviews of many of the cheaper places to […]

Central Chile

The adventure continues with Ammon and Sasha: Chile has recently been blessed with budget airlines and it is now possible to fly some stretches of the country for the same or less than the price of a bus. Rather than paying more for a 20 hour bus, we […]

The Atacama

Packpacking with Ammon and Sasha continues: From Jujuy it was another overnight bus to San Pedro de Atacama, the most touristic and popular town in the north of Chile. We were woken up at the pass over the mountains where they have the border control at ~14000 feet. […]

Uruguay

The adventure continues with Ammon and Sasha: Looking at a map the road south from Posadas follows the western border of Uruguay with multiple border crossings to choose from. As we were on a night bus it made some sense to stop at the furthest south crossing (more […]

Iguazu Falls

Ammon and Sasha continue: Consistently ranked as the #1 waterfall in the world, it would be an understatement to say I was excited to finally get to Iguazu Falls. It isn’t the tallest or strongest falls, but it is the largest in terms of width and arguably the […]

Minas Gerais

Continuing Brazil with Ammon and Sashia: Heading inland we entered the state of Minas Gerais. In my initial planning for Brazil this state interested me the most as it has a rich colonial history as the mining center producing the gold and diamonds that funded the Portuguese empire. […]