Trekking Torres del Paine: Hiking in Torres Del Paine Chile

After the Navimag Ferry Trip from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales, we went out to the Southern Patagonias for a month of volunteering and trekking in Torres Del Paine National Park. From the brilliant emerald-colored Lake Nordenskjold with its wild tornado winds, to the classic “Las Torres” hike, to playing our handmade, giant chess set in the middle of the park, we did it all! We hope you enjoy this photo blog of our time trekking Torres del Paine.

Joshua at Las Torres (Torres Del Paine, Chile)

Joshua at Las Torres (Torres Del Paine, Chile)

Vasilisa at Las Torres (Torres Del Paine, Chile)

Vasilisa at Las Torres (Torres Del Paine, Chile)

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A Photo Blog Of 3 Chilean Cities: San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago & Pucon

In Chile we visited three very different regions: San Pedro de Atacama – a desert oasis with Salt Lakes, Geysers & Grazing Llamas; Santiago – a huge city where we found a bit of culture and a lot of nightlife; Pucon – a lush area in the lakes district with waterfalls, hot springs & a huge volcanoe towering above everything. We hope this photo blog gives you a taste of these 3 incredible Chilean cities!

Sunset / Moonrise at the salt lake (San Pedro de Atacama, Chile)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunset / Moonrise at the salt lake (San Pedro de Atacama, Chile)

View of the salt lake (San Pedro de Atacama, Chile)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

View of the salt lake (San Pedro de Atacama, Chile)

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A Photo Blog of The Amazon Jungle: Parque Nacional Manu, Peru

After visiting the ruins of Machu Picchu and the surrounding areas, we went out to Parque Nacional Manu (Manu National Park) for a 7 day / 6 night Amazon jungle expedition. From alligators & anteaters, to piranha, & poison snakes, to Tarzan & Jane, this photo blog throws you deep in the Amazon jungles!

Monkey Munching in The Cloud Forest (Manu National Park, Peru)

Monkey Munching in The Cloud Forest (Manu National Park, Peru)

Piggy at the Coca Plantation (Manu National Park, Peru)

Piggy at the Coca Plantation (Manu National Park, Peru)

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Huaraz & The Cordilleras (Peru)

We decided to get away from the cold in Trujillo with a weekend trip to Huaraz and the Cordilleras. 10 hours on the deluxe night bus (pretty cozy besides the token snorer on every trip), and we arrived in Huaraz just after 8am.

As soon as we checked into the hotel, we booked over to the tour company for a day of mountain biking. I insisted on full suspension bikes for us both (expensive, but worth it), and only an hour later we were on our way with a guide and a shuttle climbing up the Cordilleras Negras hillside.

The city I enjoyed the most in Peru was definitely Huaraz. I loved everything about it: its warmth in all meanings of this word (the people and the weather), its streets, cafes and bars. We liked it so much that visited it twice.

It takes about 10hours from Trujillo. We traveled by the VIP buses run by Linea (http://www.transporteslinea.com.pe/) that includes snack, tea/coffee, pillow and blanket, movies and super comfortable seats. I enjoyed Linea VIP …

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Backpacking & Canyon Train Ride: Copper Canyon, Mexico

By the time we got to Creel, we were exhausted from 20+ hours of non-stop buses. Luckily, we found a great little place to stay called Huespedes De Margarita. And as soon as we got into our room, we hit the bed for a much deserved nap.
20h on the airplane, almost 20h on the bus and I’m in the middle of Mexico on the top of the copper canyon, rushing to set up the tent before the storm hits us…

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