Fit Health Abroad

Local woman, sucre

Do not miss Sucre, Bolivia

We almost did and that would have been a big mistake. The only reason we ended up in Sucre for two nights was because the direct bus departing Uyuni to La Paz was fully booked, so off to Sucre we went as we did not want to stick around Uyuni...

ermas de Polques hot springs

Salar de Uyuni, making it across the salt flats

I don’t know about you but we tend to do quite a bit of research when it comes to making decisions on where to go, where to stay, who to book buses with, which tour companies are the most reputable, where to eat dinner etc. whilst traveling, most of our...

Floating about, Laguna Cejar

San Pedro de Atacama, the driest place on earth

We took our first Chilean overnight bus from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama and we were pleasantly surprised once again with the service from Turbus, the buses were far superior than any we took in Brazil or Argentina, and slightly cheaper (we were even given a blanket!!). After...

La Serena Plaza

Viña del Mar and La Serena, Chile

Our route North from Valparaíso was always going to end up with us in San Pedro de Atacama however instead of incurring a 29 hour bus journey all in one blow we made a couple of stops along the way. The first stop was a bit of a cop out...

the blue dollar

Argentina’s B!*$# of the Blue Dollar

We probably brought the war against us and the Argentinean peso on ourselves, as we lacked the knowledge which we should have researched prior to crossing the border. With this in mind this will be the most important information you will receive if you intend on traveling to Argentina. Argentina,...

Stairs in Valparaíso

Valparaíso blew my mind

Our Lonely Planet South America on a shoe string mentions Valparaíso and places it on its top 8 list for Chile however you don’t actually hear all that much about this little town and perhaps that’s why it unsuspectingly knocked us for six. We caught a ride with Turbus from...

Polar FT4 Santiago

Eat, Drink, Run

The food in South America is a dieter’s worst nightmare. I’ve talked before about the cakes, carbs and lack of vegetables but to add to the equation we now have $3 bottles of lovely wines to contend with, luckily I am not on a diet, right? And hopefully will never...

santiago street art

Hello Chile!

We made our way to Chile a few days ago via an Andesamar six hour bus trip from Mendoza, another incredible bus ride, through the Andes this time. Half way into the trip we left the border of Argentina and found ourselves at Chile immigration a couple of km’s down...

mendoza, malbec lunch

Mendoza brings Argentina to a close

Our time in Argentina has come to an end. From where we currently are in Mendoza we are to catch just a six hour bus trip over the border onto Santiago, Chile. I am sure most Kiwis and Aussie’s are aware of the horrible murder of fellow Kiwi, Nicholas Heyward...

mendoza, horse riding

Last few days in Argentina, Mendoza

To get to Mendoza from Cafayate there is no direct bus so we had to go via San Miguel de Tucumán which is 6 hours from Cafayate (we arrived an hour earlier than scheduled), so instead of banging out an overnight bus straight after that we stayed a night in...