Yesterday morning we left Cusco and flew firstly to Lima, then straight to San Jose in Costa Rica. The flight to Lima was fine but the one to San Jose was not good, there was a lot of turbulence and the fact we were flying with Taca Airlines didn’t help! We picked up our luggage… Continue reading Hola Costa Rica
We arrived at our guesthouse Torre Dorada this morning around 7am and went straight to bed until midday. We chose the hotel because it had really good trip advisor reviews, especially for the service and trips plus it was great value. It is located in Cusco which is the historic capital of the Inca Empire… Continue reading Cusco town and baby alpacas!
I am out of bed and back in action; I have not appreciated feeling well so much in a long time! I even have an appetite so things must be on the mend. There is not much to report from yesterday as Emma and Chalkie were extremely hungover – they carried on drinking red wine… Continue reading I’m back!
At 1am in the morning we arrived at border between Chile and Argentina. We had managed to get a few minutes sleep every now and then but the bus driver had his foot down the whole way and going round mountains was not the smoothest journey at that speed! If we hadn’t have laughed about… Continue reading Bike riding to wineries in Mendoza
Yesterday was our final sea day and this morning it was time to get off the boat. After 16 days on the cruise we are all quite excited to start the next part of our adventure. Aimi started to feel a little better today but because she saw the doctor we were quarantined and not… Continue reading Santiago for the day
We arrived into Buenos Aires at 3pm and like a heard of cattle we all shuffled down to the gangway to get off the ship. We got off and jumped on the shuttle bus to the cruise terminal just a few minutes round the corner. When we got there we saw the queue to get… Continue reading Tango in Buenos Aires
Although we knew we were going to Rio Carnival, we didn’t actually know what the carnival was until we arrived here last week and realised we needed to buy tickets! The main carnival event that you see on the TV and the parade in the film Rio is actually a competition between local Samba schools… Continue reading Carnival Time
After a lovely few days in Angra dos Reis, we all felt nice and relaxed and so Saturday morning we went off to the beach again to find a space to sit. We must have only been there 30 minutes, we were in and out of the water taking it in turns to sit with… Continue reading It’s all gone Pete Tong!!
So carnival time is nearly here and everyone in Rio is on holiday for a week. Stupidly we didn’t start booking places to stay until about a month before we were due to arrive so every hotel in the whole of Rio de Janeiro had been booked out this weekend 🙁 Last time me and… Continue reading Two’s company, three’s a crowd, four’s a squeeze!
“I think I’m going to poo myself”; a direct quote from Emma standing at the top of a mountain in Rio de Janeiro waiting to jump off in a hang glider! Last night whilst at the bottom of the Sugar Loaf cable car we picked up a leaflet for hang gliding and provisionally booked 4… Continue reading Hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro