Tag: south america

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 […]

Into Ecuador

Come to Ecuador with Ammon and Sasha: From Chachapoyas the closest border crossing into Ecuador is the one at La Balsa, the least visited of the 3 crossings between the 2 countries. It is so rarely used that until late last year there was no cross border transportation […]

Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Join Ammon and Sasha for more adventures: From La Rioja we took an overnight bus to Jujuy, then jumped on another bus directly to the border, 5 hours away. Along the way we picked up a few other travelers including Andrea, a solo Swiss traveler who we decided […]

Chiloe, Chile

The honeymoon continues with Ammon and Sasha: Back on our own again we flew to Puerto Montt and immediately jumped on a bus to Castro, the main city on the island of Chiloe. Although Chiloe is only separated from the mainland by a 2km wide channel, culturally and […]

Buenos Aires

The honeymoon continues with Ammon and Sasha: Over and over again I have heard of Buenos Aires (BA) as one of the best cities in the world and easily everyone’s favourite capital in Latin America so I had high expectations without really understanding why. Our approach by ferry […]

The Pantanal

With nearly a year to travel around you might wonder why we are acting all rushed and taking weird border crossings. The reason was the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland, located in the tri-border area of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. The Pantanal is generally considered to be the […]