Selling our car in Peru

In order to leave South America we needed to make a decision regarding the car and actually, one of the most asked questions we got throughout the trip was: What are you going to do with the car at the…

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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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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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How is it to drive in South America?

How is it to drive in South America? (Updated until Santiago del Chile) We have had several people asking us how it is to drive in all the places we have been and so we put together this post that…

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Route 40 – Our last days in Patagonia

Route 40 is the longest route in Argentina and one of the longest in the world (along with the Route 66 in US, the Trans-Canada Highway in Canada and the Stuart Highway in Australia). This route runs parallel to the…

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Buying a car in Brazil (Post #3)

As you would expect, the process of actually buying the car in Brazil is somewhat complicated! Before starting the trip we investigated what would be needed and still we had the need to sort some last minute difficulties while in…

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Buying a car in Brazil (Post #2)

Selecting the car and where to buy it? Before getting to Rio we had the reference of previous drives in South America, specially, the experience of João Leitão (see his travel blog here) and we envisioned buying a similar used…

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