Hasta siempre América Latina!
Anti-narcotic inspection prior to loading into the container. The unfriendly policeman had to be bribed to attend the inspection and then started drilling holes in the floor of the van to check for cocaine.
Today, after more than 5 months driving around South America our adventure has come to an end, and we would really like to thank all the people that we have encountered on the road, who received us with open arms, gave us advice, taught us about their cultures and shared beautiful moments with us. You are the reason we love travelling, and if you ever come to Europe, you have a house there.
It has been an amazing experience that we will never forget, and we leave South America with the best impression of this beautiful part of the world, with some of the most amazing landscapes we have ever seen and the kindest people you could ever meet.
Here are but a few of the people we have met and travelled with…
Hoy, después de más de 5 meses recorriendo America del Sur nuestra aventura llega a su fin y queremos dar las gracias a toda la gente que nos encontramos en el camino. Gracias por recibirnos con los brazos abiertos, por darnos consejos, enseñarnos sobre vuestras culturas y por compartir bonitos momentos con nosotros. Vosotros sois la razón por la cual amamos viajar, y si alguna vez pasan por Europa no duden en visitarnos.
Este viaje a sido una experiencia increíble que nunca olvidaremos. Nos llevamos en nuestros corazones una maravillosa imagen de sudamérica, una parte del mundo con hermosos paisajes y la mejor gente que uno puede llegar a conocer.
Os dejamos algunas fotos de gente con quien hemos compartido este viaje, aunque la lista es infinita!
Rafa ( a good friend of Irene’s dad) and his girlfriend, who welcomed us to Santiago with the best pisco sour!
La Republica de Arepistan: Spanish/ Venezuelan van neighbours in Mompiche with who we shared an amazing meals including the best Arepas in town!
The best climbing team. Thank you Karen for receiving us so well in Exploradores
Big thanks to Escuela de Guias Patagonia, especially to Hugo and Gabi, the kindest people in Coyahique
Crepe Attack’s awesome VW/Subaru
The best camper van neighbours in the best camper van spot! Crepe Attack + Dieter and Sofia!
Punto Surf Team with who we shared good surfing moments and offered us a place to crash in Arica
Ed (George’s old university friend) and his whole family who invited us to spend New Year in Valparaiso
Camping friends on our first night in the van.
Our favourite hitch-hikers Finn and Ido who ended up staying with us for a few days
Analia treated us like family in El Calafate and taught us how to drink mate correctly.
Marcelo took us snorkelling with sea-lions and fed us one the biggest BBQs ever!
Mariano was the perfect host in his cabanas “La Piedra Verde” near Cordoba
Eugenio “el Oveja” our friend and the best Buenos Aires tour guide 🙂
Bruce and Rebecca, who shared a container with us right at the beginning.
Lucy and Juan, our traveling companions in Colombia
Gavi and his team who have been amazing to us during our stay in Cartagena
Martin, the number 1 kite man in Cabo de la Vela
Juan’s godfather’s family who were very hospitable in their coffee finca
Umele, our capitan
Fun times with Diana ( our teacher) and the Acro yoga team!
Alexis “Tuchin” our saviour in Cartagena’s chaotic container port.