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Tourist Time at the Incan Ruins: Machu Picchu and Choquequirao Trek

For most travellers, a trip to South America wouldn’t be complete without visiting Machu Picchu. If you’ve been to Peru it’s almost a given that you’ve been to Machu Picchu too. For us it was a bit more of a consideration because taking the train, staying a night at Machu[…]

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Numb legs and worn out brake pads: Sucre to Toro Toro, then on to La Paz

Toro Toro (meaning “Mud Mud” in the indigenous Quechuan language) is a small town 200km north of Sucre in the Toro Toro National Park known for it’s interesting geological formations and dinosaur footprints. Everyone that we’ve met that has been there said it was one of the highlights of their[…]

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Back in the mountains. Proper mountains: Salta to San Pedro de Atacama (Paso Sico)

Getting the bus to Salta meant that we had gained a couple of weeks of riding in the mountains that we wouldn’t have had if we had ridden back across Argentina. Previously we had ruled out returning to Chile and had planned on entering Bolivia straight from Argentina. However, there[…]

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Falling for the Cataratas de Iguazú: From Argentina to Brasil, Casa de Ciclista and Itaipu dam

The Iguazú Falls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Rio Iguazú and here the river forms the border between Brasil and Argentina. The waterfalls (cataratas in Spanish) themselves are a major tourist attraction and it’s not difficult to see why. They boast anywhere from 275 to 300 waterfalls[…]

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