Category Archives: South America

Discovering a different country, a different continent, a different culture and a different mind-set…

9 Tips for Backpacking South America

Here are just a few things you need to know and others which are nice to know before your South American backpacking adventure. 1. Spare cash in US Dollars Hide some spare cash in your backpack (not in your day … Continue reading

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17 Things for Backpacking South America:

Traveling South America is a lot more popular and easier now than it was 20 years ago. We’ve really had such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience that I would recommend a break-away journey like this to anyone! Of course, it … Continue reading

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Traveling South America as South Africans

People were generally surprised to hear we’re from South Africa because there aren’t many South Africans touring South America – yet. When they discovered we’re South African their attitude towards us became even more friendly. (Maybe I was imagining but … Continue reading

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Back Home – Sao Paul to RSA

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss We’re back on African soil! It has been an incredible 3 months backpacking through Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Every country was so different and we had … Continue reading

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Ilha Grande

This bus we are on now smells like burnt incense sticks and a dirty nappy. My nose will probably soon get used to it…I hope. We made it, just in time once again. We took the 10am ferry from Ilha … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Traveller Joe

We don’t know Joe… But we’ve seen him 6 times in 2 months in 4 different countries…. Is this merely coincidence? Is he perhaps secretly following us? Are we meant to learn something from him? Allow me to elaborate…. The … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro

At first we were afraid. We were petrified. Kept thinking there might be a criminal right by our side, but then we stopped spending our nights thinking of what all could go wrong, and we grew strong, and we learnt … Continue reading

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