Er drijft iets op dat water..

We zijn er, land nummer 5: Peru!

Wie Titicacameer zegt – hoewel dat nu ook niet in élk gesprek voorkomt – zegt drijvende eilanden, de “Uros”, van riet en modder. Ze zijn van oorsprong pre-Inca, en de bewoners leven dus al een heel tijdje op de eilanden.

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Copacabana and Isla del Sol

In Copacabana (our final stop in Bolivia!) we arrive right in the middle of major festivities. It’s supposed to be a holiday to honor the cross of Jesus, but what we really see is men and women showing of their costumes, dancing and drinking the night away. When we wake up the next morning the parade is still going on, although the dancing seems a little less coordinated. I’m sure the beer had something to do with that…

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Small detour into the jungle

We liked Sucre, and apparently Sucre liked us back. The night we are planned to take the bus to Cochabamba our last meal in Sucre decides it’s a little too early for us too leave. In stead of spending the night on the bus, Jolien spends the night on the toilet of the hostel. We stay in Sucre two more days, even Christophe pays a little more visits to the toilet than usual. While Jolien admires the walls of the bathroom, Christophe has an interesting chat with a fellow backpacker. Inspired by his experience we decide to book a flight to Santa Cruz to go explore the jungle of Parque Amboró. In Santa Cruz we call one of the communities in the park and make arrangements to stay with them for a few nights.

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Sucre – sweet sugar treat

Na Uyuni en Potosí was het tijd voor Sucre, vroegere hoofdstad en “Ciudad Blanca”, genoemd naar de witte kleur van de huizen in het centrum van de stad – verplicht bij wet overigens. Wij gingen op zoek naar een leuk appartementje, en we vonden er één met een geweldig uitzicht over de stad. De zon op de heuvels ’s morgens, de lichtjes rondom ons ’s avonds – machtig!

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4 months, 2 countries and what it cost us…

Exactly four months ago we said goodbye to our lives as we knew them and jumped on a plane to Buenos Aires, Argentina. After 121 days on the road and two countries officially behind us, we’d like to share with you what this means in terms of finances. While preparing for our trip, we thought it was a great help to be able to read about it on other travel blogs. We hope we can help some future travellers get an idea of what travelling in South America might cost.

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