Terror on Titicaca

We took another comfortable Cruz del Sur bus from Arequipa to Puno, it was pretty chaotic at the bus terminal and we left a few minutes late, which meant we arrived late in Puno. The last bus to Copacabana leaves at 2.30 in order to reach the border before closing time at 5.30. We tried […]

Cowboys on the canyon

The Cruz del Sur “cruzero suite” bus is probably the most luxurious bus we will take on this trip, we traveled in style from Cusco to Arequipa. The 10 hour night journey passed in no time, we slept in comfy leather recliners, and watched a movie after a hot meal, it was well worth the […]

Cusco & Machu Picchu

We’re finally here in Peru, a country that had haunted the dreams of Thomas since the Adventures of Tintin: the Prisoners of the Sun. Perú, the land of the Incas, llamas and condors. We arrived in Cusco exhausted having spent more than 34 hours in airplanes and airports, and dumped our backpacks at the Wild […]

Back to school in Nicaragua

Finally some news! Some of you were left wondering of our existence in recent weeks due to the lack of articles published on the site, which was due to us spending three weeks in Nicaragua taking Spanish lessons in order to improve our efforts with the language before tackling the last two months of our […]

Whistle stop Los Angeles & Mexico

We had a pleasant, though slightly chilly flight from Tahiti to Los Angeles, arriving at LAX at 9am. We would not spend long in LA as there would be too many temptations for our tight budget. We had booked accommodation at the Days Inn Airport centre via hot-wire for 2 nights: double room with wifi, […]

Bora-Bora. The Pearl of The Pacific

The name alone is dream like. World famous for it’s lagoon of many blues and picture perfect scenery, Bora-Bora deserves it’s nickname “Pearl of the Pacific”. It’s not a place that regularly appears on backpacker travel lists as the cost of staying on the island is so expensive, yet it is on this small island […]