Category South America

Some days in the Peruvian Amazon

We are going to talk today about the Amazon. Not talking about online shopping here but more about the immense rainforest and river in South America (this really sounded like a dad joke). The Amazon represents over half of the… Continue Reading →

Altitude Sickness, I hate you

I had read a lot about altitude sickness. I knew it would make me slower, that I would need to take it easy. I had carefully checked the altitude of all the cities I was going to visit and I… Continue Reading →

Looking for sloths: where to find the slowest animals

Sloths are funny. They are known to be incredibly slow and to live upside down on trees, hanging upside down only by their massive claws. There are two families: two-toed sloths (that have two digits) and three-toed sloths (that have three digits). All of them have three toes. Why are sloths so slow? They have a very low metabolism and also very low-temperature rates. So they move only when necessary and very slowly, at a speed of 4 meters… Continue Reading →

Where to go in South America?

South America is huge. You would probably need months to visit a tiny part of it. This title is vague and slightly unsophisticated, but it answers the question I heard the most when I came back from my big trip in… Continue Reading →

Ciudad Perdida: the Ultimate Adventure

The Ciudad Perdida was going to be the highlight of our Colombian trip. As we remember from the previous chapter, I was scared. I was aware my feet are not in the ideal conditions for a multiday hike but I… Continue Reading →

The moment you land to Colombia and everything gets lovely

I know we have only been to the Caribbean part so far. We have almost a month ahead of Colombia travelling. But everything has been so lovely since the first second here I hardly think it can get of any… Continue Reading →

Costa Rica in two weeks: this is where we have been

We spent 16 days in Costa Rica and we saw many stunning spots. We were supposed to only go to the Caribbean side, as it is the rainy season, but we decided to hit the Pacific as well and it… Continue Reading →

A cool place I have seen: San Pedro de Atacama

Before going to Chile, I had never heard of San Pedro de Atacama. Even though the Chilean desert is quite famous in that side of the world, I did not know anything about it. The thing is that one day… Continue Reading →

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