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Cordoba, Buenos Aires and Mendoza

Cordoba is the second largest city in Argentina (Buenos Aires being the biggest) and it is certainly quite sizeable. There is plenty to see and do and lots of lovely cafes, restaurants and bars everywhere. We did a tour in … Continue reading

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Tilcara, Salta and Cafayate in Argentina

Bolivia was a bit of a mixed bag for us, we had some great times but it was tough travelling in parts. The roads can be bad, facilities very basic and the people not so outgoing. We weren’t planning to … Continue reading

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Lots of travelling to get to the Ecuadorian coast

We stayed in Quito again for a couple of days after the Otavalo markets, where we decided that the next stop was the coast as we didn’t want to miss the whale watching season. The only way to get to … Continue reading

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The markets of Otavalo and relaxing Mindo.

After our week in Quito we travelled by bus to Mindo. It took about 1.5 hours and was a nice, scenic drive. Mindo is a small town of about 2,500 people and it is a mix of locals, backpackers and … Continue reading

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Quito, Ecuador: Beautiful, affordable and lots to do

We started our time in Ecuador surprisingly early. I thought we were flying out of Panama City on the 22nd of July but turned out it was the 20th. Just as well I checked, although only 3,5 hours before the … Continue reading

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“Muuum! There is an ant on my tooth brush”

Travelling in hot, developing countries obviously comes with a certain amount of bugs and small ‘wildlife’. How do the children deal with? Apart from yelling out about ants on toothbrushes, what about the really yucky ones like spiders and cockroaches? … Continue reading

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We’ve fallen a little bit in love with Panama City

The border crossing between Costa Rica and Panama was confusing, chaotic but somehow we managed to get in the right queues and get the right stamps. And now, Panama.¬†Admittedly we didn’t know very much about Panama. We know it is … Continue reading

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San Jose and Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Back to public transport after dropping off our car in San Jose. It was definitely worth getting a car as we have seen so much in a week’s time. In San Jose, we spent a couple of days chilling out … Continue reading

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Costa Rica: Beautiful but pricey

We started our time in Costa Rica with a week at the coast at Playa del Coco. We had organised an apartment there for the week as it was about time that we potty-trained our youngest – he has just … Continue reading

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From San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua to Playa del Coco, Costa Rica

It was only a short shuttle bus ride from Granada to San Juan del Sur but long enough as we had to squeeze in two seats with the five of us. Surprisingly enough it was quite doable. Amy on John’s … Continue reading

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