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Wrapping Up

Its been a month and half since Aidan and I returned to Canada. So that would be a month and a half of me guiltily thinking about my lack of blogging, especially since I had a story half written by … Continue reading

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Trekking through Colca Canyon – A Cautionary Tale

Disclaimer: we were not paid for this post. Not that we’ve been paid for anything previously published either, but we definitely weren’t paid for this one. We might actually have been paid not to publish this particular story… But time+tragedy … Continue reading

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Bolivia – Not The Worst!

Aidan and I arrived in Bolivia with a sort of nervous trepidation. You see, neither of us had heard a single good thing about the country*. This started with our good old friend Baldy O’Ryan (refer back to our post … Continue reading

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The Great Santiago Escape Of 2017

My apologies (ie. my excuses): Most of this post was written while we were Couchsurfing in Iquique. However, before I had the chance to polish it up, we took a bus to Arica, then another to San Pedro de Atacama, … Continue reading

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The Day We Climbed A Volcano

I’m writing this from the waiting room of Hospital San Francisco Pucón. We are not here, as previous posts may have led you to believe, due to any mishaps from reckless adventures. We’re here because Aidan’s tonsils have decided that … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking the Carretera Austral

People often ask you what your plans are when you travel. Where you’ve been and where you’re going next are often the first topics of conversation (coming in right after country of origin, and well before formal introductions). And while … Continue reading

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A Particularly Windy Day (or the more honest title “The Day We Almost Died”)

Note to our more concerned/fretful readers: We are posting this story from an area of safety, and are both alive and well (if a bit black and blue!). We are resolved to make mistakes only once, and believe us, we … Continue reading

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The Day We Escaped Esquel

We last left you with a crazy hitchhiking story from our travels down to el Bolsón. Those of you who follow on social media know that we then made our way to Esquel, where we got stuck for a little … Continue reading

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The Days We Spent In The Mountains

The camping culture in Argentina is incredible. Refugios scatter the Patagonian countryside, linked by well maintained trails that lead you through some intense and breathtaking vistas. You could spend a good few weeks in one area just trekking from refugio … Continue reading

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The Day We Hitched A Ride To El Bolsón

We stumbled out onto a dusty road on the third day of our hike through the Bariloche mountains (future blog post for when we upload all our photos from the trek!) – both of us fairly sun burned and in … Continue reading

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