It’s been a few months since I’ve posted on here. That’s for a number of reasons.
As expected, things got pretty crazy in South America. I will endeavour to get all of my words, photos and videos on here soon, but in the meantime here’s a quick recap.
- After Buenos Aires, Jess and I marvelled at a bit of water cascading off 2.7 kilometres of ridge on the triple-border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. The Argentines call it Cataratas del Iguazú.
- Uruguay was briefly explored, followed by a flight up to Lima, Peru, where we made our way through that beautiful country – stopping to enjoy a breathtaking (see: 10,982 ancient stone steps) hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
- We trudged across the border into Bolivia, where we floated on the highest lake in the world, Titicaca – just as the world was ending.
- A very intoxicated Bolivian man drove us around Salar de Uyuni – the Bolivian Salt Flats – for three days.
- After being abandoned for about six hours in the desert, someone picked us up and drove us to another desert (the driest on Earth) called Valle de la Luna – Valley of the Moon – where we spent our Christmas.
- We basked in the relative luxury of Santiago, Valparaiso and Mendoza for a couple of weeks before coming back to Australia.
Back in Australia, I returned to work, doing about 70 hours a week to save some cash because *drumroll* I’ve finally returned to University! What’s more, I’ve moved to Newcastle, where Jess and I share a lovely house by the water.
So here I am – studying hard at the University of Newcastle. There’s a heap of news in the pipeline, but that’s all to be revealed in a post in the coming days!