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Archive - March 2015

Chilling with the penguins of Isla Magdelena

Isla Magdalena, an island near Punta Arenas in southern Chile, has one of the biggest colony of penguins in the world. The penguins favor this island because they have no predators there and food is abundant. A boat leaves everyday from Punta Arenas and the boat ride itself is much fun considering you are navigating one of the most well know strait in the world: The...

Top 10 pictures of Isla Del Sol | Bolivia

Isla del Sol is a  beautiful island said to be the birth place of the sun God. During my trip around South America I would say that my absolute favorite day was walking around this island and gazing at the breathtaking landscapes. Several tribes live on the Island and going around it will take one or two days. From the west side you can get some of the most epic...

Cartagena is Safe Except For Cocaine and Police

Cartagena is one of the most visited cities of Colombia. Many cruise ships used to go there but a decade ago, after a few incidents affecting tourists, the cruise companies decided to skip that city until things would get safer. Now that the city is much safer, and the country is winning in popularity, several touristic ships can be seen in the old town’s...

Top 10 pictures Ecuadorian Amazonian forest

Our trip in the Ecuadorian Amazonian Forest was amazing. We spent the week at  Guacamayo lodge – Cubayano Reserve Ecuador and our guide was great. We spent most of the week trying to spot animals from our boat and hiking around the jungle to find animals. We did some crazy stuff like swimming with the caimans and we found 3 anaconda.

Pictures of the Salar de Uyuni (4 day tour)

The Salar de Uyuni tour (usually 3 to 4 days) offers some of the most amazing landscapes in the world. At an altitude of 3,800 meters (12,000 feet), this dried out ancient sea, surrounded by volcanoes and colored lakes, will leave you breathless. Here are some pictures of the Salar of Uyuni and its surrounding region. Shawn Pouliot took the pictures during our 4 day...

Backpacking around South-America

I thought that giving a bit of information and maps on where I have been could be interesting. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me! Colombia Cartagena: Magnificent fortified city that used to serve as a transit for gold under the Spanish domination. Santa Marta: Very friendly city 4 hours east of Cartagena; best Hostel of all our trip and great...

Entire cost of my trip around South America in details

I decided to share with you all the information about my trip. People called me ”very German” on this trip when they saw I was tracking all spending every day. On my end, it was more like a game and a way to do incredible things thanks to good financial spending comprehension. Here is all the information you need to know about my  trip. We made our...