Cruising the Titicaca Lake

According to the Andean believes, Titicaca (“Titiqaqa” in Quechua) is the birthplace of the sun. It is also the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world (3,812m above sea level). Titicaca Lake is part…

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Arequipa, the colonial capital of Peru

After crossing the border between Chile and Peru we decided to stay one night in Tacna, 35 km north of the border. It was our first time crossing the border to Peru so we were not sure how long it…

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Last days in Chile: Iquique & Humberstone

Iquique is a coastal city in the north of Chile, although it was originally a Peruvian city (until 1883 when the War of the Pacific finished). The city developed a lot in the 19th century due to the saltpeter mining…

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Atacama – The driest place on Earth!

The Atacama Desert covers about 1,000 km of land and it is located between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is not consensual which places are part of this desert, but according to National Geographic it includes the…

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Paso de Jama – Between Argentina and Chile

Pasa de Jama is the northernmost road border crossing between Argentina and Chile with an elevation of 4,200 m at the border but reaching an altitude of 4,819 m in the Chilean side (route 27), 100 km from the border.…

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Quebrada de Humahuaca – the Argentinian Andean culture

Quebrada de Humahuaca is a narrow mountain valley located in the province of Jujuy in the extreme northwest of Argentina, having border with two countries: Bolivia and Chile. Pre-Columbian inhabitants, as the Omaguacas and Ocloyas, lived in this area until…

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A quick stop in Fiambalá

We left Villa Unión towards a small town in the west part of the Catamarca Province called Fiambalá. As usual we started driving after breakfast, so we left Villa Unión around 10am (we’re practising slow living here!) to stop in…

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Laguna Brava, an hidden gem at 4,000m

Laguna Brava is one of those places we will never forget. On the top of the snow-capped Andes mountains and almost in the border between Argentina and Chile, we discovered a blue salty lagoon surrounded by a dry golden desert…

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