Chilean snow down south

Chilean snow down south

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It was clearly not a season with an abundance of snow, which was one of the (other) struggles we had faced for the winter. The mountains around Santiago host some of the northern (commercial) ski fields of the Andes. All these places were lacking snow this year, but the Andes had a good snow year overall. Most Chilean snow fell further down south, so that’s where we were heading. Following the main highway down south, we visited some of the […]

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 […]

How wild camping safety is counter intuitive

How freedom camping safety is counter intuitive

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It’s considered unsafe and dangerous in many places or countries, since at night is when things happen that you don’t want to happen. The night still is to many of us, scary. Fear results in more subconscious based decisions, but the secret of freedom camping safety lies in something very counter-intuitive for many people. This won’t apply to people camping in safe areas in generally safe countries, in a National Park in Canada for example. This is about camping in […]

Grisu parked up for some Nicaraguan action

Nicaraguan action

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Camping, Nicaragua, Travelling

It was late in the afternoon, the sun was about to go down, as we drove through Granada near Lake Nicaragua. We were kinda in a hurry as we wanted to take a quick swim in the lake before nightfall. On iOverlander we had found a spot near the water, a spot with private security at the highest level, right next to a military base. We had no clue what kind off Nicaraguan action we were up to for that […]

Why roadside camping in Guatemala is much safer than sleeping in your own bed at home

Why roadside camping in Guatemala is much safer than sleeping in your own bed at home

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We entered Mexico never thinking it would be unsafe, but everybody suffers from stereotypes and the subconscious mind sometimes fools the conscious mind. So lets say, we were cautious about safety. As we went along and had great experiences we realised there wasn’t a reason to not feel safe at all.. and then we entered Guatemala where this got taken to a whole new level and were much safer. Usually we do freedom camping or roadside camping, hence we’re staying […]

A few things the Canadians could learn from the Mexicans

A few things the Canadians could learn from the Mexicans

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A few things which work better for America’s southern neighbour than for its northern neighbour and the Canadians should learn from the Mexicans. Trucks are all loaded in Mexico, whether it’s with cargo, horses or entire families, everything is moved around in the back of a truck and no space is wasted. Whereas in Canada they drive around empty and useless. Over a two year time span, I’ve made many attempts in many different ways to communicate with Canadian immigration, […]