Photo Blog: Pujllay Festival in Tarabuco, Bolivia

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Once a year, in Tarabuco (a little town just east of Sucre known mostly for it’s active Sunday market) something special happens. Over 60 different Bolivian communities come to celebrate by parading the streets in their traditional costumes.  It’s called the Pujllay Festival and this year it was special – not because we were we

Desert Triathlon – Bolivia Style

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It’s been a long time since I’ve done a triathlon and a much longer time since I threw my leg over a horse…so it seemed an unlikely choice to take on the Tupiza Triathlon.  But, since this is the area where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rode of into the proverbial sunset it seemed fitting to

San Pedro, Chile: Sandboarding is Crazy

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From day one of planning our trip Tim has had one thing at the top of his to-do list. Ever since he watched a Lonely Planet video about Peru he’s been desperate to try sandboarding. Yep, it’s exactly as it sounds – riding a board (really a snowboard) down a sand dune. Unfortunately, it was

Photo Blog: Quiet Day in the Quebrada

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There are two things that Cafayate is known for and since we’d already taken in the viticulture of the region it was time to spend some time in the rocky desert.  The Quebrada de Cafayate is vast region just north of the town that many people pass through en route to Salta.  We decided to

Wine Touring in Argentina

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Argentina has been making a name for itself as a wine producer in the last few decades and now they are catching on to wine tourism.  Coming from Kelowna, one of Canada’s best examples of vino-tourism, I have to admit; I wanted to see how Argentina stacked up.  At first I was disappointed and then

Zufall Leads to Zen and Surf

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The next stop on our loose itinerary was Santiago followed by Valparaiso and or Vina del Mar. We’d been so enjoying small towns of late and had heard so many mixed reviews of each of these three places that we found ourselves disinclined to stick to the plan. This is the whole point of having

Bikes and Beers in Bariloche, Argentina

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A visit to Bariloche in Argentina’s Lake Country presents a myriad of possible adventures.  As chance would have it, we arrived with heavy chest colds and a desire to stay in bed for days.  Of course, we weren’t really about to do that so we looked at our options – rafting would result in us