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Hasta La Vista South America

Tick (√) off the list a tiny portion of Central/South America.

93 days spent exploring a little bit of: Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.

Which required a total of 11 flights – way too many!

The Highlights:

  • We’ve woken to Howler Monkeys and the crashing surf in Costa Rica.

    Bocas del Torro

    Bocas del Torro

  • Been serenaded to sleep by nature in cloud forests.
  • Soaked up the sun on the islands of Bocas del Torro.
  • Watched huge tankers navigate the Panama Canal.
  • Been charmed by the bowler-hat wearing Bolivians and the brightly dressed Peruvians.
  • Explored the ancient trails of the Incas and the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Uros Village Lake Titicaca

    Uros Village Lake Titicaca

    Visited the Amyara people of Lake Titicaca and trekked the Island of the Sun.

  • Soared over the mysterious Nazca Lines.
  • Immersed ourselves in the wild beauty of the Amazon Jungle.
  • Ridden horseback to the Quilotoa Crater.
  • Swam with sea lions and turtles. Marveled at the marine life in the Galápagos.
  • Visited remote villages and islands of just a few hundred to major cities of millions.
  • Had the privilege to catch a brief glimpse into the culture and lives of the people.

You know you’ve spent too much time in South America when you:

  • wpid-zoom.jpgautomatically look for the bin to put the toilet paper in.
  • alway have spare toilet paper on you and use it regularly.
  • turn the shower on and wait 5 minutes before you even consider checking to see if it’s hot yet.
  • stop noticing the foul taste UHT milk has in coffee.
  • don’t expect the hotel to have a lift.
  • expect your room in the hotel to be on the top floor.
  • anything below 3,000 meters doesn’t count as ‘altitude’.
  • start to realise you understand the person rattling off in Spanish.
  • think Casillero del Diablo is a reasonable red wine!

 

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One Comment
  1. Penny #

    Oh Luce and brilliant blog entry, you twt have seen so much, it’s inspiring. Xo

    15/08/2015

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