Salchipapas are a favorite amongst most Peruvians and we’ve even seen them being devoured with great amounts of passion in Ecuador. What are they? A generous serving of fries topped off with some sausage slices and then doused in ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard. Do not try this at home.. unless … more »
Before the eruption
The Calbuco Volcano in Chile is erupting right now. It’s strange that we passed by it a few days ago and marveled at the peaceful surroundings. Cattle grazing without any premonitions, endless fields of green grass, and lakes all around for this is in Chile’s lakes region. We even talked … more »
2012 in 12 videos!
We can’t believe 2012 has come to an end! Every year I have this feeling that time went by so fast, that I could have done so much more, that there were so many plans and ideas… and somehow I didn’t fully archieve all I had in mind. Well, this … more »
2012 Backpack ME Awards
Here are some of the things that made us happy during 2012. Thanks to everyone who contributed to make our travels more pleasant and to YOU for sharing this adventure with us! Best Top-notch Hotel 1. NOI Vitacura, Santiago de Chile (Chile) 2. Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge, Galapagos … more »
A few stupid things we’ve heard and seen this year!
“Internet is not working because the wind is too strong!”, bright receptionist at La Maison hotel in La Paz, Bolivia. By the way, there was not even a breeze… Putting the mix for one liter of instant soup for a single serving. Thick and non-swallowable salty paste that goes … more »
The Motorcycle Diaries: the essence of travel
I have finally watched the movie The Motorcycle Diaries. And I say “finally” as it has been recommended to me by some in person and, indirectly, by many other on the web. I know this movie has inspired some travelers to make it to Latin America. In my case, I watched … more »
Random observations after 1 year of traveling
September of 2012 marked one year since we left Dubai and started traveling like crazy. Ever since, we’ve been to: Ethiopia, India, UK, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Peru and Bolivia. Stayed in places that go for USD400/night and others that cost only USD8. We’ve seen … more »
Tamarindo, Costa Rica: beaches, beauty and adventure
Tamarindo, Costa Rica is all about contrasts. The streets are dusty and rutted, and the town’s full of tourist and souvenier shops, but the beach is one of the longest in Costa Rica. We were in Tamarindo for over a month, and got to know Tamarindo’s hidden charms (and its warts, … more »