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The Gran Sabana, Venezuela’s Lost World

Our first glimpses of the Gran Sabana in Venezuela were through the night bus window, shortly after a dawn army checkpoint woke us near Santa Elena de Uairén on the Brazilian border – the only town in the Gran Sabana. We woke up and gazed in awe at the rolling countryside, topped with the famous […]


Podcast: Amazon River boat trip, Brazil

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] We made this podcast on a 6 day boat trip upriver (East to West) from Manaus in the Amazonas region of Brazil, to Tabatinga, on the Peruvian / Brazilian border. In the podcast we discuss how to find […]


Popayán, Colombia

Popayán is the capital of the Cauca region of Colombia. The Spanish founded it in 1536, and the early settlers used it as a kind of retreat from their hot & sticky sugar cane farms in the Cauca Valley. As Popayán lies at 1,760 metres, the climate is significantly more bearable than low-lying areas at […]


Video: Boat trip up Rio Amazonas in Brazil

Sailing up the Rio Amazonas in Brazil was a dream come true. When you board in Manaus and head for Tabatinga (on the border with Peru) you are sailing up river and the trip is longer than vice-verse. We spent 7 days on the boat. Make sure to see the boats in Tabatinga before you […]


Podcast: Los Llanos, Venezuela

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] Los Llanos in Venezuela is an immense plain savanna of 300,000 sq km south of the Venezuelan Andes. It’s one of the most ecologically diverse regions on earth and a popular area to go on wildlife safaris. You […]


Podcast: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] Click on the play button above to listen to the Podcast we made from Cartagena in Colombia – our favourite city in Latin America so far. In this podcast we discuss finding accommodation in Cartagena, we record the […]


Overland from Colombia to Venezuela

We ignored all warnings and decided to cross the border between Colombia and Venezuela overland. We had been staying for a few days in the lovely little village Mompos in Colombia. To get out of this city we had to take a “jeep”. We thought that sounded reasonable enough…until we realised that we were 18 […]



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