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Auckland

After we got a nice nights sleep following our 58-hour trip, we spent a week touring New Zealand’s largest city. In addition to our tour of Waiheke Island, we also…

Waiheke Island

On our first full day in Auckland the sun came out, and to make the most of a warm spring day we took the ferry out to nearby Waiheke Island….

The long trip

While we were booking the first steps of this adventure, it took us some time to come up with a way to get from South America to New Zealand. While you can buy plane tickets that fly direct from Chile to New Zealand, they aren’t cheap.

Valparaiso

On two different days we took the local metro to Viña Del Mar’s neighbor, the port city of Valparaiso. Imagine a place like San Francisco, but only if no one…

Viña Del Mar

After leaving the metropolis of Santiago, we hopped on a bus for the 80-mile ride to the coastal city of Viña del Mar. Viña is the upscale suburb of the…

Santiago, part 2

We arrived in Chile’s capital, the first city on our trip we’d visited before, after leaving Argentina on a Tuesday afternoon. When we passed through here a couple of years ago,…

Cordoba

Our third country on the trip, and the first that we’d visited before, was Argentina. We decided to stay a week in the country’s second-largest city, Cordoba. We arrived late…

Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa’s best known tourist attraction is the Monasterio de Santa Catalina. An active monastery for over 400 years, the compound has survived several earthquakes and is still home to a…

Arequipa

After leaving the heights of Cusco we flew to Peru’s second largest city, Arequipa. Located in the south of Peru, the city sits at 7,600 feet, which is 3,600 less…

Macchu Picchu

The highlight of our adventure so far has been the 19-hour-long day trip to Macchu Picchu. On Saturday, October 26th, we got up at 3am. We met the local trip…