Following in ancient footsteps

We love a good hike. We’ve written that a number of times in this blog but it’s true. We love the prep, the kit, the hard work and of course the locations. Someone once told us, or we read on the internet or we made up the fact that the hardest treks have the best…

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Valparaiso – a surprising city

Valparaíso is Chiles not so secret gem. Set an hour away from Chile’s capital, Santiago, this town is located in the hills and next to one of Chile’s colonial ports. Why is Valparaíso so special? The majority of the town is a traditional Chilean port town however, spread across a couple of hills is a…

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The many worlds of the Bolivian Salt flats

Rolling sand dunes and red lakes may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Bolivia, but this three day trip into the Bolivian wilderness certainly was our highlight for the country. Although La Paz had it’s highlights we personally didn’t feel Bolivia met our expectations. After completing many…

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A hike to the edge

Our 3 day hike on the Quilotoa Loop As you all know we love a good hike, especially one that’s a few days long and has a great pat off at the end. The harder the trek, the better mothers nature’s reward after all! We had the Quilotoa loop in our must do tick list…

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Walking on the moon

One small step for man, one giant leap for Pretty Hairy Adventure! Welcome to Valley de la Luna ( Valley of the moon ) Even though it looks very much like Mars… Just a 20 min drive outside of San Pedro de Atacames, is located one of the driest deserts on earth. It sand and…

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72 hours in Mendoza

For us, there were two reasons to visit the area on Argentina called Mendoza. Wine and food (mainly steak). Only being a short flight away from Santiago in Chile, why wouldn’t we visit South Americas – and probably the worlds – most famous region of gorging on best in class cuisine surrounded by beautiful mountains…

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Keeping busy at Lazy Dog Inn

Huaraz is a town in the North of Peru famous for it’s high altitude hiking trails and spectacular glacial views. It’s also extremely popular with tourists and it’s because of this that we decided to head out of the town, avoid the hostels for a couple of days, and stay at a beautiful isolated inn…

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Our Amazon adventure in pictures

The Amazon. Where do we begin? It’s easily one of the highlights of our trip so far and certainly the best trip in Ecuador. We spent a lot of time researching the best Eco lodge for us to stay in with Peru being incredibly expensive – the majority of lodges looking like 5star hotels with…

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