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Koh Samed: Full of Russian poseurs

Finally some beach time where it is warm enough to swim (although not as hot as you might think), the beaches in New Zealand were amazingly pretty but it was a bit too cold to swim. It has actually been … Continue reading

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Four days in Bangkok

A day before the flight to Bangkok (with a transfer in Singapore) we received an email from Jetstar saying that due to the protests in Bangkok they would understand if we would want to change our flights and to give … Continue reading

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Northland, New Zealand

We have been in New Zealand since the end of November and to be honest, we haven’t done a whole lot. We have been relaxing with family (big house with swimming pool helps!) and mainly made some day trips in … Continue reading

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Santiago, Chile: not quite worth the expense

Our bus trip to Chile didn’t get off to a good start. A 6-hour trip turned into a long 12-hour one unfortunately. There were delays at the border. Apparently there were elections the next day and a lot of unhappy … Continue reading

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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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Cusco and Machu Picchu

Having realised it was a 21-hour bus ride from Lima to Cusco (the main gateway to Machu Picchu), we decided to fly instead. The flights aren’t outrageously expensive and we really couldn’t face 21-hours on a bus with three children. … Continue reading

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Lima: run-ins with the police and kids days out (not on the same day!)

Our time in Lima didn’t start out very well, with John having a run-in with the police twice ┬áin as many days. Firstly, after arriving from the night bus, we went to the hostel we had booked over the phone. … Continue reading

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The north coast of Peru

We had a lovely month in Cuenca but we felt it was time to move on and explore Peru. We took the night bus to Peru and had planned to get off at Mancora, having been told it was a … 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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