Chile Pan American Highway

We crossed into Chile from Mendoza province of Argentina on the Pan American Highway. We were curious to experience the most prosperous country of South America with its bohemian city port of Valparaiso and diverse nature layered on the long and narrow strip of land.  From the very beginning the country impressed us with its…

Argentina’s Wine Region

Reaching Argentina we felt closer and closer to the finish line of our Pan-American journey, the southern most tip of the continent, Ushuaia. With few weeks left until the end of our lifetime adventure we were nostalgic, but as well animated to encounter a more European culture, an Italian inspired cuisine, wine tasting experiences in…

Bolivia

To visit or not to visit Bolivia? That was my question. Reputable for its unfriendly locals and for its fuel restrictions to foreign vehicles I was doubtful if we should travel through Bolivia on our way towards Argentina. We could chose to follow the Atacama Desert through Chile. JP on the other hand was eager…

Towards Laguna Parón, Peru

We were excited to reach Peru, to finally visit the tremendous archeological site of Machu Picchu. But before heading to the heart of the Inca civilization we were advised by fellow travelers: “You should not miss Laguna Parón. It's a must do in Peru!”. The lake located at 4,185m height in Cordillera Blanca stands out…

Latitude Zero, Ecuador

When I first visited Ecuador in 2013 I was completely charmed and promised myself I would return one day. It was exciting to be back and rediscover it from a different perspective. Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, a small touristic village next to Quito that marks the Equator,  the invisible line that divides the earth in…

The coffee region, Colombia

The more we explored Colombia the more amazed we were with its beauty and variety. Lovely panoramas of coffee plantations and tropical mountain landscapes were unfolding south of Medellin. We received a great recommendation to camp at a coffee farm called Finca Guyabal next to Manizales where they offered a fantastic coffee seminar and tour.…

Medellin, Colombia

Changing the Caribbean heat scene for the pleasant green valleys of the Andes mountains was a spectacular transition for us. Medellin impressed with its surrounding nature and the breathtaking views from El Peñón de Guatapé granitic rock. We loved the vibrant atmosphere of the city and the voluptuous sculptures of Fernando Botero. But more than…