We weren't 'Sleepless in Seattle', more 'Sh*tfaced in Seattle!', but then it was Chris' birthday! How fortunate then for our hangovers this is the city where Starbucks was born, & we made two new friends who showed us all the sights worth seeing! But it's not only the world's largest coffee chain this city has given to the world...
After nearly 3 and a half months of non stop travelling and 2 weeks in Bolivia at high altitude, it was only a matter of time before one of us came a cropper, and despite his smugness about ‘having done all this before in 2007’ it was Chris who bit the dust first!
We knew being in South America for Easter would be a spectacle, but some of the traditions & processions we saw were just downright weird!
San Pedro de Atacama is peak Gringo Trail. The town itself feels like Disney World Does The Desert. But there's a reason we - and so many others - make this an unmissable stop on their South American journey....
We spent three days in San Pedro obsessing over which Salt flats tour to choose, and which operator seemed to be offering the best deal. We were promised the world from many of the tour operators, even though essentially every tour is the same. To save you those three days, here are our top tips on how to choose and how to avoid being ripped off!
It started as an innocent pub crawl. It ended at 9am after three clubs, getting stuck in the Santiago Marathon, a blazing row on which direction to go, then a three-hour drunken stumble home!
Our love of red wine is so absolute that our South American trip wouldn't have been complete without a visit to Malbec country. But it was two sets of Americans, for better and for worse, which made for the more memorable moments of the day!
Buenos Aires is a remarkable city, unique in South America. But its abiding memory for us is the time we narrowly averted disaster after picking up someone else's backpack from our hostel and nearly flying off with it!
Wine tasting and being in charge of bikes... what could possibly go wrong? Well not a lot really, but the Hunter Valley was hillier than we expected, and that combined with a lot of quaffing made for an energetically drunken day!
Believe it or not Timeout recently ranked Sydney as the third least fun city in the world. Why? Well everyone goes to bed early! It's a city which you'd expect should never sleep, but it does, unless you look in the right places that is...