Alwin on the Argentinian coast watching birds overlanding holiday

Overlanding holiday

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Since the road had come to an end there was no other option but to turn around and head back north. This time we followed the east coast of Argentina as soon as we left the island of Tierra del Fuego. Probably partly because of the news* we received in Ushuaia and probably because we felt like we had “accomplished” a goal, we travelled much slower. The trip had never been an holiday, which is the way we wanted it, […]

Driving across the Salar de Uyuni

Driving across the Salar de Uyuni

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The Salar de Uyuni is a dried out prehistoric lake, leaving behind the world’s biggest salt flat. The salt is (usually) firm enough to drive through the spectacular landscape. Most people do a day trip with a guided tour with a local 4×4, leaving from and returning to, the city of Uyuni. Of course we were doing things slightly different. We were driving across the Salar de Uyuni and continuing to the Chilean border. Surrounded by nothingness In the wet […]

Hospitality and Mercedes parts in Cusco

Hospitality and Mercedes parts in Cusco

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We went the other way to what most people do, we went to Cusco after the Inca ruins. As usual, approaching the city Clara was browsing the spots on iOverlander for a place to stay for the night. This is when her eye fell on a post from the Stockert family in the middle of the city. Originally from the USA, they spend several years in Cusco for a charity mission; Helping wherever possible. This being primarily the local community, […]

the challenging trail to the Choquequirao ruins

Choquequirao

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After parking up we packed our stuff for the trip. Everything fitted in one bigger and one smaller backpack. This included two sleeping bags, a small budget tent, a few litres of water and food for us and Layla. We set an early alarm and after a rather large breakfast we took off for the challenging trail to the Choquequirao ruins as the sun rose over the mountains. The hike basically consists of 3 different parts. From the trailhead it’s […]

Choquequirao instead of Machu Picchu

Choquequirao instead of Machu Picchu

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We had debated this one for a long time. Luckily we were fortunate enough to have the enormous stretch through the desert along the Peruvian coast to think about it. This stretch wasn’t particularly interesting so plenty of reason to keep our mind occupied otherwise. In the end, we decided to go to Choquequirao instead of Machu Picchu. And we were happy we did. Although we haven’t been to Machu Picchu, which kinda feels like we’ve missed something, but it […]