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South America… After Thoughts.

Posted on: June 10th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Calexico, California |

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It’s good to be back. Family, friends, a real bed, home cooking, and a shower head with consistent pressure and hot water. It’s good to be back. South America… shit, I don’t know how say this, you are everything I wanted in a continent and more. Its not you, its me, and my wallet… There’s …[read more]

B u e n o s A i r e s !!!

Posted on: June 7th, 2011 by Andres |

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Night Life al extremooooo, es lo que se vive en Buenos Aires todos los dias, pero bueno, recordando poquito de lo que pasamos por aqui pssss… de pura casualidad llegamos al cumple de nuestro amigo Gaston que conocimos en ciudad perdida, llegamos y cenamos con el y su familia (la cual nos trato como reyes …[read more]

Uruguay

Posted on: June 7th, 2011 by Andres |

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Llegamos super elegante en un yate de Buenos Aires a Colonia, un viaje de una hora que casi ni lo senti por que me vine dormido la mayor parte. LLegamos a un hostal bastante bueno en Colonia, donde nos prestaron bicicletas y nos pusimos recorrer la ciudad en ellas. Es una ciudad muy bonita, calles …[read more]

Norte de Argentina

Posted on: June 7th, 2011 by Andres |

Llegando a Argentina, pasamos por una de las aventuras mas mochileras del viaje, conocimos a un colombiano en migracion, que nos contaba que Argentina era el pais del dedo, que el habia hecho dedo por todo Sudamerica y psss nos motivo a varios a hacerlo, el resultado de esto, fue que, yo durmiera en una …[read more]

Santiago, Chile

Posted on: May 27th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Santiago, Chile |

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Chile

Life moves fast and it moves faster when you do too.  We’re in Chile now. We’ve arrived at the last country and the last two weeks. I’ve loved every memory even the moments I hated…. Mendoza was great… great wine, great food, great people. Argentina is definitely a place to go back to. Especially missing …[read more]

Buenos F*cking Aires!

Posted on: May 21st, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Buenos Aires, Argentina |

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The city that needs to be done with plata ($$$). Se pasa de lanza. Loving it here though, inspires me to make money, enough to blow. These argentine women are beautiful, can´t stress it enough. I need to come back to this place, being my only destination. It isn´t for backpackers. At least not the ones on a budget similar …[read more]

Uyuni

Posted on: May 5th, 2011 by Andres |

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En este mini pueblo del tamaño de mi colonia donde vivo, esta el mejor paisaje que he visto en sudamerica despues del Machu Picchu, que es el Salar de Uyuni, el salar mas grande del mundo, es increible, un espacio todo blanco, se junta el el cielo con lo blanco en el horizonte y no …[read more]

Potosi

Posted on: May 5th, 2011 by Andres |

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Despues de Sucre, nos subimos al tren mas horrible de la historia, un bus transformado en tren que iba a 10km/hr. Llegamos a Potosi despues de 7 hrs, gran parte del camino lo hicimos parados, por que iba lleno, la mayoria de la gente iba masticando coca y como que venian de trabajar, apestaba a …[read more]

Sucre

Posted on: May 2nd, 2011 by Andres |

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La verdadera capital de Bolivia segun los bolivianos.. bueno es donde se firmo el acta de independecia y eso pero bueno, en general es una ciudad calmada, tuvimos dias mas agusto, sin tanta gente caminando y con mejor clima que en la Paz ya que esta a menos altura… Esta bonito el concepto de ciudad …[read more]

Colonia

Posted on: May 2nd, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay |

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Uruguay

La Paz

Posted on: April 26th, 2011 by Andres |

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Despues de cruzar varios pueblos del 5to mundo, llegamos a una ciudad grande, la capital de Bolivia, lo primero que vimos fue basura en las calles y gente vendiendo carne fresca en la calle, psss algo extraño pero asi es Bolivia, es lo bueno y lo malo. Al principio no estabamos muy agusto en La …[read more]

Lago Titicaca / Isla del Sol

Posted on: April 26th, 2011 by Andres |

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Despues de la larga travesia para llegar a Machu Picchu, nos fuimos rumbo a Bolivia, llegando primero a Puno en Peru y al dia sigueinte cruzando a Copacabana. Aqui ya eramos como 7, los ingleses el de dinamarca, el canadiense y nosotros dos, en Puno tuvimos la primera vista al Lago Titicaca, que es famosa …[read more]

Salta!

Posted on: April 25th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Salta, Argentina |

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Peru

FINALLY! Argentina! When Andres and I imagined this trip back in July we thought we were doing this country for the entire 4 months. Its pretty unreal to know we are finally here. It´s like one of those things you work for and can´t see the big picture so you give up and never see …[read more]

Machu Picchu

Posted on: April 25th, 2011 by Andres |

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Llegar a Machu Picchu fue algo dificil, cansado, peligroso pero al final del dia vale la pena. Salimos de Cusco a las 8 am a agarrar un bus a Santa Maria, que es un pueblito que hay como 2 tiendas y te encuentras a puro mochilero tratando de llegar a Machu Picchu, de ahi en …[read more]

Machu Picchu

Posted on: April 17th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Aguas Calientes, Peru |

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Peru

Tss… I get it now. Machu Picchu was exactly how I imagined it and even then I couldn´t anticipate the feeling of seeing it. The difference between seeing something and knowing about it through  people´s exaggerated stories and perfectly angled camera shots is big. But when the topic is Machu Picchu, that gap is bigger. …[read more]

Sucre

Posted on: April 17th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Sucre, Bolivia |

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Bolivia

Beautiful day here in Sucre, Bolivia. Never thought I´d step foot in South America much less in Bolivia. It´s been pretty nice here. Bolivia´s been good to us besides the $135 fee we had to pay for having been born just less than 15 miles north of the US/Mex Border. Eff it. It´s pretty cheap …[read more]

Cusco

Posted on: April 12th, 2011 by Andres | Posted from: Cusco, Peru |

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Cusco es todo lo contrario a lo que me lo imaginaba, es una ciudad con construcciones viejas, edificios e iglesias construidas con adobe y piedra pero el ambiente de la ciudad no es para estar descansando o turisteando en museos, es una ciudad para todo tipo de personas y el party aqui esta cabron, no …[read more]

La Paz

Posted on: April 12th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: La Paz, Bolivia |

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These computers are lagging it. And we´ve been in ghost towns. We´ll be posting the crazyness of our past days and the situations we lucky to be out of. Can´t wait to relive them through writing them out. I´ll post as soon as I find a computer that works with me. Soon hopefully. Love you.

Lima, Peru

Posted on: April 2nd, 2011 by Andres | Posted from: Lima, Peru |

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Me brinque Mancora por que estuvimos poco tiempo y el tiempo que estuve ahi fue pura playa, ceviche y cerveza, no me acuerdo de otra cosa y aparte en la playa pise un vidrio o un animal y termine sin caminar bien como 3 dias. Entonces, despues de un bus de 20 horas para llegar …[read more]

Cusco

Posted on: March 30th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Cusco, Peru |

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Peru

Tsss… It finally happened. We left Lima. We were there for a week. It was much needed. We got a crazy ass fever when we arrived, we weren´t even able to appreciate the city at first. We fought it and we lost. We got way worse after we decided to go see the beach and …[read more]

Mancora

Posted on: March 21st, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Mancora, Peru |

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Lima

Posted on: March 21st, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Lima, Peru |

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Peru

After two 16+ hour bus rides, I´m starting to come down with a fever. It sucks, but I was wondering why it hadn´t come before. It´s ineveitable when you don´t sleep and drink less water each day. On a better and more beautiful note… Lima is nothing of what I expected. Andres and I still …[read more]

Quito

Posted on: March 12th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Quito, Ecuador |

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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Ecuador

A month has passed. The road has been our home and the only thing I miss is comfort. I miss people, but not many. Only at specific moments, with specific smells and specific songs. I feel sad to know that I´m out of some people´s routines, but I´ve never been happier to be out of …[read more]

Otavalo/Quito (Ecuador)

Posted on: March 12th, 2011 by Andres |

LLegamos a Otavalo de la manera mas hambrienta posible, salimos de Cali a las 9am y llegamos a Otavalo a las 3am sin comer y en ese pueblo cierran todo a las 2am tuvimos que desayunar hasta las 9am del siguiente dia, 24 hrs sin comer, casi nos desmayamos. Despues del emocionante desayuno, salimos a …[read more]

Otavalo

Posted on: March 5th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Otavalo, Ecuador |

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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Ecuador

Country number 2! Ecuador has surprised me. Besides the bus conductor guy that threw us off the bus and said, Otavalo es aqui, took our bags and loaded them and drove off towards Quito at 2 in the morning, besides that Ecuador is blowing my mind. ¨Changed my life¨— for the people that know me, …[read more]

Bogotá & Cali

Posted on: March 5th, 2011 by Andres |

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Colombia

Despues de un mes, nos toco la primera experiencia de mochilero de vdd, cuando volamos de santa marta a Cali, hicimos escala en Bogota pero por 15 horas y llegamos de noche, salimos por que era sabado jajja con la intencion de no regresar al aeropuerto hasta el dia siguiente a la hora del vuelo …[read more]

Cali

Posted on: March 2nd, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Cali, Colombia |

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This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Colombia

Despues de como tres horas de subiendo fotos ahora si ya les puedo contar poquito… Ciudad Perdida nos costo toda la energia que teniamos. Pero despues de dormir como 12 horas ya estamos listos para apreciar otra ciudad hermosa. Cali es diferente a las otras ciudades en que no hay tanto turista. Si hay pero no …[read more]

SantaMarta/Taganga/CiudadPerdida / Dia 15

Posted on: February 25th, 2011 by Andres | Posted from: Santa Marta, Colombia |

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This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Colombia

Despues de1 semana y medio de andar en Medellin y Cartagena, nos subimos a un bus en direccion a Santa Marta, yo tambien no tenia ni idea de esta ciudad pero nos encanto, el clima es perfecto, tiene una playa hermosa y comida muy buena que mas puedes pedir, por lo que es mas famoso …[read more]

Dia Fifteen

Posted on: February 25th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Taganga, Colombia |

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This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Colombia

I’m sorry its been a while since we’ve written, but we’ve been in Cuidad Perdida. Five days with no internet, no roads, and no cell phone signal. What a breath a fresh life. Think of the last time you didn’t use all three of those things. It feels good to be back to urban life …[read more]

dia 8 parte 2

Posted on: February 18th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Santa Marta, Colombia |

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This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Colombia

Vamos llegando a Santa Marta! Endonde murio Simon Bolivar… Si no saben quien es metete a wikipedia y buscalo por lo menos, para que te eduques. Esta re bonito aqui. Ahorita se nos hace como un combinacion a Cartagena y Medellin… Tiene las plazas de Medellin y las playas de Cartagena. Las comidas estan baratisimas y …[read more]

Dia 8

Posted on: February 18th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Cartagena, Colombia |

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This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Colombia

Antes que nada les quiero decir que ya mero subimos las fotos. Hemos tenido mil problemas. Andres y Yo somos unos novatos para estas cosas, pero hay va… poco a poco. Por ahorita se pueden meter a — http://s1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee510/topetes2011/medellin/?albumview=slideshow — para ver lo que hemos subido. Tenemos mas fotos pero pinchis computadras aca estan re …[read more]

Dia 6

Posted on: February 16th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Cartagena, Colombia |

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This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Colombia

Cartagena… Un pueblito por afuera, una cuidad por dentro. Las playas estan bien bonitas, pero para disfrutar es dificil. Ya sabemos la molestia de ser artista. Que weba. Antes de que las chanclas se nos llenaran de arena nuestras caras estaban llenas de gente tratando de vendernos masajes, relojes, pulceras, etc… Hoy vamos a ir …[read more]

Medellin / Dia 2

Posted on: February 12th, 2011 by Andres | Posted from: Medellin, Colombia |

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This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Colombia

Ya vamos empezando nuestro segundo dia completo en medellin, acabamos de desayunar un rico homelette, la comida colombiana a pesar de ser muy grasosa y condimentada esta muy buenaa, comimos ayer la bandeja paisa que es el platillo mas famoso de colombia, tiene huevo, carne, arroz, ensalada, chicharron, frijoles de todo.. engordamos 3 kilos despues …[read more]

DAY 1

Posted on: February 10th, 2011 by Danny | Posted from: Medellin, Colombia |

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This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Colombia

Second time I leave North America . Second time I arrive to rain. Thunderstorms this time. It´s expected. Medellin is beautiful. Flying over the green hills/mountains was eye meditation. It looked like green san dunes. The city has a feel unlike anything my unexperienced eyes have seen. Again expected. It´s raining harder now. Time to …[read more]

Los Topete

Andres

Andres Luken Topete

Danny

Daniel Romero Topete