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    1 year on and back to the UK

    Well, it’s been a year since we left the UK so we decided to use the last leg of our round-the-world ticket and head to the UK to catch up with friends. A brief visit – 2 weeks including a few days in Hong Kong, but nonetheless definitely worth it. We flew out on a Friday and got to London Saturday arvo to instantly be reminded of some of the nasty things London has to offer. I had to top up our oysters and given the machines weren’t accepting my credit card, I went to a booth. The guy was extremely rude. He literally THREW the receipts and oysters at…

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    Canada… the final destination

    After we crossed the border into Canada, heavy packs on our backs and after getting asked a zillion questions by border control, we looked around for a place to dump our bags while we checked out the falls. Luckily for me, a nice guy let us store them in his shop ๐Ÿ™‚ You might think we’re crazy for leaving our gear with a stranger, but at this point, we really couldn’t care less! So we walk up and down the promenade to try to get a good photo or two, but we now think we have traveled too much and been spoiled for scenery because we weren’t too impressed!! Iguassu…

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    When bad luck and good fortune become an adventure…

    There is never a dull moment when traveling with us. Ask the few brave ones that have tried it and they will always tell you a few stories of when things really didn’t go right. We always laugh about it in the end and always say its part of the adventure but boy they can be very stressful! Miami was no different but this time we were driving on the opposite side of the road and using a scooter that can barely make it over 55km per hour.

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    States… oh the glorious States…

    I’ve never been more glad in my life than when I could finally stop pretending to speak Spanish when we flew into Miami!!! Mind you, Galapagos wasn’t at all bad because we had an English speaking guide; it was just such a relief to finally be in a land of the mother tongue!!! So we get to Miami and the weather is beautiful. We spent the first night kicking back a bit before checking out the awesome Lincoln Road in South Beach.

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    Bolivia

    We started the day early getting to the departure point at 8am. We were slightly worried when nobody else showed up until about 8.05am, but once we did it we were on the bus and off to pick up the rest of the group from their hostels. After we got our exit stamps, we started the 1 hour climb from 2,400m in San Pedro de Atacama to 4,400m at the Bolivian border. And we were starting to feel it already!

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    Chile – short stay this time!

    So after 45 hours on a bus, we arrive in Pucon – the adventure capital of Chile! We are pretty beat and kinda starving, so we head to a burger place that is (surprise surprise) still open at 11:30pm at night! After 45 hours, you can imagine how desperate we were for a shower. But low and behold, after running the water for 10 minutes, it’s still icy cold. And I mean ICY – far too cold to even contemplate showering in it! So we head to bed instead and as soon as the sun is up, we try again to find it nice and toasty ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Argentina

    We slept pretty much the whole flight to BA and we arrived refreshed. We caught a taxi to our apartment (a bus would have been counter productive) and when we arrived, I was wondering where the hell we were! I had booked a gorgeous little apartment on laterooms.com as a surprise for Kim’s birthday (he thought we were going to a hostel).

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    Falls, frogs and fireflies in the Amazon

    Day 1 We set off at 7.30am after meeting Rinaldo, Josue and Charles. We left Manaus on a rough, dirt road thinking it was going to be a long 180km to the place where we would start our kayak trip. And then we turned on to a main road, just outside Manaus (after an hour) wondering where we had just been! We spent the next 2 hours driving on a beautifully sealed road and I was wondering just how many of these roads existed in the middle of the Amazon (and how much forest was destroyed for them).