Santiago to Reykjavik: 126 Days, 126 Seconds

  We tried to take one second of video footage for every day of the Santiago to Reykjavik leg of our journey. Sometimes we forgot, and sometimes we took more than one video on a day so the amount of seconds at a particular place can be slightly off but each country is timed properly….

Huacachina and Lima: Goodbye South America

Huacachina and Ica Our next stop after Cusco was a tiny place called Huacachina right near the larger and more boring town of Ica. It was unique in our travels in that it seems to be the only place we have been to that exists solely for tourism. Not even the people who work there…

Cuzco and Machu Picchu (but mainly Machu Picchu)

We arrived at Quosco (that’s the local Quecha word for it before the Spanish mangled it) which sounds a lot like the bulk household goods warehouse we are all so fond of, but what it had in bulk was very, very nice squares and colonial architecture (at a low low price). Did we mention the…

Arequipa and Colca Canyon: The only thing to fear is the volcanos

Arequipa Already impressed by the food in Puno, we moved on to Arequipa which had the same amazing quality of food but also had amazing buildings made out of white volcanic stone. In the center of town, shops were nestled in the cloisters of monasteries and in the courtyards of ¬†high roofed colonial mansions. It…

Copacabana and Lake Titicaca

Copacabana One short, crazy bus ride and we were in Copacabana on the shore of Lake Titicaca. Halfway through the bus ride, the bus pulled up near a pier and, without the driver saying a word, everyone filed out of the bus. After sitting there alone for a while we thought we had better see…