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A poetic trip up Route 40

Years spent working outdoors in the glare of the Patagonian summer sun and braving icy winter gales have given the elderly man’s wrinkled skin a deep burnished caramel tan. Doffing his black grandpa cap in my direction, he eases himself … Continue reading

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We’ve been sleeping around way too much this year – hello bed number 100

Hostels, hammocks, tents, floors, sofas, bus seats. That’s where we’ve been getting our night’s shut eye for the last nine months. We celebrated our 100th resting place and 262nd sleep on the road in a little cottage on Amantaní Island, Lake Titicaca. … Continue reading

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Birthday fun in Fortaleza

My birthday began with a 6am wake up alarm and by 8am Sophie and I were aboard a bus headed to Fortaleza – a mere ten hours away. Brazilian bus riding is a fairly pleasant experience as it goes. The … Continue reading

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Ripping up the itinerary

“Let’s do it,” says Sophie. And that was as much as it took to rip up our carefully (ahem) budgeted itinerary and launch us on a 30-hour journey involving four different buses across three states of Brazil. An Argentinian couple … Continue reading

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José and his silver Beetle

‘Bilhete,’ unhelpfully barks the ticket inspector for the third time. I am frantically going through the chaotic, but embarrassingly familiar, process of trying to find the baggage reclaim receipt handed to me just a few hours earlier when we boarded the bus from Ouro Preto. As always … Continue reading

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