We left San Ramon at 9am this morning after saying goodbye to the families we have been with for 2 weeks. Although we are all excited to be moving onto somewhere new, it was sad to leave them behind knowing we probably wouldn’t see them again. The minibus journey was just over 3 hours to… Continue reading Chalkie Dundee!
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!
Yesterday we packed our things and grabbed some lunch at the hotel then got a taxi to Mendoza airport about 3pm. We knew it was going to be a long night and were a bit nervous about flying with LAN, a Chilean airline. As you can imagine Emma was pretty nervous and hadn’t slept the… Continue reading 3 countries in 15 hours
Yesterday we were due to dock at Port Stanley in the Falklands but because of the storm the captain announced that we would not have time as we were already running a day behind schedule. The seas towards the islands were rougher so he decided to keep us close to the land. Although we were… Continue reading Land Ahoy!
We left Montevideo port on Saturday night and started our journey towards the Falklands. We were told the water would be choppy but we were not quite prepared for what happened. At about 10am we met for some breakfast and already we could feel a lot of movement in the boat. Me, Em and Chalkie… Continue reading Storms at Sea
After the Gaucho Trip yesterday we all fell asleep and missed dinner! Then we weren’t tired so me and Paul stayed up until 2pm watching Four Weddings and a Funeral. This morning we docked at Montevideo, Uruguay and Em and Chalkie went out into the town to see what was about. However when we met… Continue reading Uruguay, Volleyball and a BBQ
As predicted me and Paul did not make it to badminton this morning but Emma and Chalkie did. The wind was really strong so they had to resort to playing tennis as the shuttlecock kept blowing away! The wind caused the boat to be quite rocky and the swimming pool was going mental; it was… Continue reading Kwells all round!
Although we had quite a few drinks last night, I didn’t sleep too well as I could really feel the movement of the boat and our room panels were creaking! This was excuse enough to stay in bed until midday :). We went up to the buffet and had some lunch, Paul and Chalkie had… Continue reading Poker and Cabaret
Last night was our final night in Rio, so this morning we packed up our things and headed to the port to catch our cruise. Rio is a beautiful place to see and I really enjoyed the ten days we spent there – with the exception of having most of our important belongings stolen! Even… Continue reading To the Boat!