After spending three days in Santiago and visiting Easter Island for one week, I embarked on a night long distance bus to Buenos Aires. During a journey I admired the spectacular scenery and thrilled with the bendy and steep roads. Border control was relatively a smooth and organised process. We get off the bus carrying… Continue reading Argentinian border stamp
Crossing the border by bus from Bolivia to Chile. Starting in Uyuni at 5.30am, I have a reserved seat on the long distance bus to Calama, Chile. Despite mixed reviews about the booking, comfort and safety, my journey went almost without a glitch. The border crossing required some guessing and double checking. Leaving Bolivia required… Continue reading Chilean border stamp
Flight to Quito from London with a stopover in Madrid. At the airport I don't recall any hassle. Just a few typical questions about the purpose of the visit and length of stay. Quite a few armed police officers in uniforms.
Border crossing from Peru to Bolivia via Kasani check point.
On request, you may be able to mark your visit to Easter Island with this nice stamp in your passport.
The accommodation I booked for my South American trip varied. As with pretty much everything you consider safe and affordable I had a few disappointments and misjudgments. What's pricey and luxurious does not always translate into warm, friendly and comfortable. Safety and location are my usual priorities, although you cannot rule out unexpected visitors, weather… Continue reading South America Ho(s)tels
I landed on San Cristobal Island at 11am. One hour change from the mainland. I had a few hours to kill before boarding a boat to Santa Cruz which was due at 3pm. I didn't have too many options considering I had to carry my heavy backpack. I walked around the town and admired local… Continue reading Galapagos Ferry