The middle of our road trip heralded one of our biggest arguments so far, Chris was paranoid about hungry bears and horror stories of them ripping open cars and camper vans like tin cans! James told him not to be stupid…
After months of baking sunshine and missing nearly all of the Great British winter back home, we decided to go in search of snow - and boy did we find it (& get cold and wet!)
This may be controversial... but from start to finish, we felt milked by Machu Picchu. It cost us the best part of £800 over 2 days. Are the Peruvians ripping everyone off? Can you really blame them? Or could there be a cheaper way of doing it?
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!
Some natural wonders are just so awe inspiringly brilliant, words or even photographs cannot adequately do justice to them. But imagine seeing a series of once in a lifetime views relentlessly, one after another, for three days, and you'll begin to understand what it's like to take part in a Jeep tour from Chile to Bolivia!
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!
We're not exaggerating - yes it's a tourist trap but not in the same gawdy way as Niagara. The Brasilians and Argentines are rightly proud of their 'cataratas', and for good reason...
Fraser Island is a wild wildnerness that happens to attract hundreds of backpackers and daytrippers. Our unintentionally hilarious tour guide David may have been intensely annoying, but it's given us years' worth of dinner party tales!
The Blue Mountains are breathtaking, but its main town of Katoomba is stuck in a crumbling Art Deco time warp where golliwogs still prop up the gift shop windows. Luckily, we found some chinks of modernity in a knockout coffee shop and some unexpected street art.