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Need a shower? (at Iguaçu Falls)

My last stop in Brazil was Foç do Iguaçu, close to the Brazilian /Argentinian border. I was lucky to find (in advance) a very cheap flight Rio – Foç that saved me a bunch of endless hours by bus and a stopover in Sao Paulo that I did not feel like it. Leaving Rio was …

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Down the Amazon River

When I was preparing the world tour, sailing down the Amazon was one of the musts of this trip. Of course, I knew it was not Francisco de Orellana‘s or Aguirre’s big adventure any more but I wanted to live for a few days this life on the boat with the Amazon as our only …

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Tierradentro

I could not leave Colombia for the second time without visiting Tierradentro. This is the second most important archaeological site in Colombia, famous for its hypogea (underground tombs) unique in America. But Tierradentro was far from Bogotá so I did a technical stop at Villavieja, to visit again the Tatacoa Desert. Technically speaking, Tatacoa Desert …

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Back to the mountains

After considering all the possible options and more, I decided to go up to Bogotá again through the West. Even if I tried different times, Colombia’s volcanoes were still a “pending subject” for me and I did not want to leave the country without visiting at least one of them. I took a flight from …

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Zona Cafetera (again and again)

The next stop on this Colombian trip was Salento, in the heart of Zona Cafetera. Salento is a small town with typical architecture paisa, a “far west” feeling and with beautiful views of the surrounding valleys, a must of Colombia! In this region, a coffee tour is almost compulsory so I decided to visit the …

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Walking above the clouds (Trek Gran Vilaya)

I was very happy that Norbert decided to join me for this last Peruvian adventure : during the last days the road to Chachapoyas had been closed several times due to landslides and the few gringos that managed to reach the city did not look eager to start an adventure of this kind. Anyway once in …

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Santa Cruz Trek in Cordillera Real

I arrived to Huaraz, my base camp for the following days, at 7.00am and after a quick check in at the hostel and a good breakfast I was ready to explore the surroundings. For this first day I chose an organized tour to Chavin de Huántar, an archaeological site three hours far from Huaraz and …

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

This 43km ancient Inca path leading to Machu Picchu is the most famous trek in South America and must be booked well in advance. I did this trek in 2005 and it was very hard to me because I was a little bit sick and weak. Still, I believe that amongst all the possible treks …

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Y el cóndor pasa . . . (at Colca Canyon)

I thought that my most painful bus trip would be my Copacabana – Arequipa trip . . . until I took the bus from Ica to Arequipa. It had been raining a lot in the area and one of the rivers was completely flooded. With no bridge to cross (the local authorities must think it …

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La Carretera de la Muerte . .

The Yungas Road is the 64km road that links the city of La Paz  to the Yungas, in the Amazon forest. After leaving La Paz, the road first ascends to around 4,650 metres before descending to 1,200 metres to the town of Coroico, transiting quickly from cool Altiplano terrain to rainforest. This is a windy 3m track with …

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