So after 31 months we are back on our way to south America!
It’s been a long wait since our first trip was ended suddenly by a family emergency, with plenty of twists & turns since then. But finally we’re off…in fact we’ve left and are already in north America seeing some friends & family. We’ll be landing in Latin America in a short while, and we can’t wait!
For now we’ll be watching with interest, and some trepidation, the outcome of the US election on 8 November, the result of which will have significant impact on the rest of the Americas – whoever wins. Will Canada build a wall to keep Trump out? Will Latin America build a wall to keep both Clinton & Trump out? Will TTIP fall? Will the US descend further into barbarity? We’ll ponder these & more questions over the next week, whilst doing a bit of planning ahead and reducing the weight of our rucksacks.
Chile, Bolivia & Peru here we shortly go – from the Pacific coast to the tops of the Andes, but perhaps not the jungle – you certainly won’t find us paying $2-4000 for a guided trip along the Amazon hoping to see an uncontacted tribe! We hope to have the time to explore slowly, with respect, and to offer something in return. Watch this space.