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Isla Chiloe, Lakes and Volcanoes

Chiloe, Chile - CarolynandOllie: 2001-02-27

It has been a while, but we have been busy wandering around the Lakes district of Chile. We took a trip down to the Island of Chiloe to hike through some coastal rainforest along some sandy beaches, and taste some (really!) fresh shel . . . more

El Camino Austral, Chile

Cochrane, Chile - CarolynandOllie: 2001-02-03

We are about in the middle of Patagonia -in Coyhaique now. A little warmer,
a little rainier; summer here, but about the same as a Vancouver winter.
But it is a bad summer, we hear.

When the weather is nice, it is a gre . . . more

Land of Fire

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina - CarolynandOllie: 2001-01-21
Buen Dia!

We just returned from Tierra del Fuego, and our first visit to Argentina.
It wasn¢¥t as outrageously expensive as we had been led to belive. Probably
partly because the southernly city of Ushuaia is entirely a duty-free zone . . . more

Pictures! ...from Patagonia

Punta Arenas, Chile - CarolynandOllie: 2001-01-12
Hello from the southern tip of Patagonia (almost)!

Having flown in to Punto Arenas from Santiago, we took a bus north into the
vicinity of the Torres del Paine park. We hiked for seven days in the park,
and while at times the route was . . . more

Xmas in the Jungle, New Years by the sea

Rurrenabaque, Bolivia - CarolynandOllie: 2001-01-01
Happy Year 2001!

Apparently the real beginning of the new millenium!

We have travelled some distance in the last two weeks. From La Paz, we headed north to Rurrenabaque, which is on the edge of the rainforest in Bolivia. It was a horr . . . more

Feliz Navidad!

La Paz, Bolivia - CarolynandOllie: 2000-12-17
Merry Christmas to everybody.

We likely won´t be on e-mail until after the holidays, and would like to wish everyone happy times over that special season of the year! Don´t drink too much, eat too much, or get lost in the snow (for those lucky . . . more

Lake titicaca

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia - CarolynandOllie: 2000-12-09
Hi again,

It has been 2 weeks since leaving Cusco. We headed upwards to Lake Titicaca and rounded it via Puno, then to Copacabana. We experienced a windstorm in the very scary looking town of Juliaca and we frightened of what the following lands . . . more

Machu Pichu (must be done of course)

Inca Trail and Machu Pichu, Peru - CarolynandOllie: 2000-11-23
Hello again,

We arrived in Cusco around Nov. 10th. If we thought that any other place in Peru is touristy, Cusco has them all beat. Of course, the fact that you are constantly falling over people who want to sell you sweaters, paintings, postcar . . . more

The Colca we will go...

Colca Canyon, Peru - CarolynandOllie: 2000-11-09
We´re back from our trek to the Colca Canyon. The van ride to the canyon was great. We saw many Llamas, alpacas, and vecuñas grazing at the side of the road...not quite sure what they were eating (cacti, moss?). The volcanoes were huge, many over 6000 m . . . more

Mucha EspaÒola

Arequipa, Peru - CarolynandOllie: 2000-10-28

It´s been a week of spanish classes. Hay mucho mejoramiento (we no longer look like deer facing headlights when spoken to). Really, the classes have been quite good. However, one of the professors likes to chat with us more than practice . . . more

Spanish classes and ""el misti""

Arequipa, Peru - CarolynandOllie: 2000-10-21
¿Como Estan?

Hi, We are comfortably in Arequipa now, and have been for the past three days. This is apparently the city¨"del sol", however the vancouver weather has been haunting us, and there has been an unprecedented (for this time of year) 5 . . . more

Official taxi alternative

Lima taxi airport, Peru - CarolynandOllie: 2000-10-17
We took the advice of the popular planet book and went for a bargain taxi a little off from the main terminal area. However, we were a little frightened when our "taxi" driver suddenly pulled his little stick-on taxi sign off the windshield as we were com . . . more

We're almost ready to go.

Almost there...., Canada - CarolynandOllie: 2000-10-11
Well, we're almost ready to go. We just spent a couple of hours at MEC buying last minute items (sleeping bag, etc). We had lunch at Habibi's on Broadway. MMMMmmmmmmm....Yum Yum.
I "special ordered" a book at Chapter's on Peru and Bolivia. To my su . . . more

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