Santiago de Chile

March 24, 2019  •  2 Comments
After Patagonia, we jumped over to the capital of Chile, Santiago. We decided to do the Lake District another time. We took the Chilean airline, SKY Air and within 3 hours we reached warmer temperatures and less wind. From our new place we had a nice view of Santa Lucia Hill and we were walking distance to Barrio Lastaria, a very trendy and happeni...
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Tierra del Fuego & Punta Arenas

March 02, 2019  •  3 Comments
Before sharing our next adventures, we need to clarify a detail from the previous post. For anyone wondering or confused, the picture of the Homo Sapiens was taken by Vanessa but it is not Vanessa. We were hiking in El Chalten when we noticed a girl getting undressed on top of a cliff. Her friend took a picture and then they switched. They were far...
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February 19, 2019  •  8 Comments
After the express trip to Montevideo, we went back to Argentina and headed south to El Calafate, a city in Patagonia in the Santa Cruz Province. The name of the city comes from a small bush that has little dark blue berries, yellow flowers and lots of thorns. The bush is very common in this area and in the old times, they used it to make tar wit...
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Montevideo Express

February 14, 2019  •  3 Comments
After 2 great weeks in Buenos Aires, we hopped over with the ferry Buquebus to Montevideo for couple of days to see Uruguay’s capital city but also to visit with Alejandra. It’s been 10 years since Vanessa was here and first visit for Soren. Vanessa and Ale met in Amiens, France in 2003 working as Assistant teachers. We had a great dinner together...
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Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America

January 21, 2019  •  5 Comments
Happy New Year 2019!!! Hope your New Year is off to a great start. We were grateful that we could be in Houston for a bit and spend the holidays with family this season, take part in lots of birthday celebrations (about 6 birthday parties) and start our New Year with family and friends. We are now in Buenos Aires, Argentina for 14 days and en...
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Studying Spanish in Oaxaca

December 22, 2018  •  6 Comments
The last time you heard from us, it was November and we were in Sweden. Afterwards, we made a stop in Houston and made our preparations for our next adventure to Oaxaca, Mexico. We thought it would be useful to have some Spanish under our belts when we start traveling in South America. We signed up for four weeks of intensive Spanish classes in Oa...
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Fall in Sweden

November 04, 2018  •  11 Comments
The day we left Granada it was going to be high of 27 Celsius. We arrived 15 hours later home in Sweden and it was 7 Celsius. Vanessa put on every single layer she had brought with her and it was barely enough. Luckily the next few days turned out to be perfect fall days. The temperature went up enough to make it very pleasant. It was a surprisingl...
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10 Days in Granada, Spain

October 21, 2018  •  6 Comments
It took about five hours on the bus from Alicante to Granada. We were impressed, every time we took the bus, small or long trips, it was always punctual. The scenery slowly changed as we gained a bit of elevation and went a bit inland. The temperature and the humidity also dropped a little. We thought the landscape looked a little similar to New Me...
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Madrid & Santa Pola

October 08, 2018  •  4 Comments
Tapas & Madrid! After Paris, we rushed to Madrid to visit our friends, Izzat and Rebecca who were soon moving. We spend four days with them exploring the city. The day of arrival happened to be a Saturday and we got the proper introduction to Madrid and tapas. With every drink we ordered, they gave us a complimentary tapas. There are sever...
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Friends & Paris

September 21, 2018  •  6 Comments
The second day we arrived in Italy, we received confirmation that we will be cat sitting in Paris – in two weeks! Talk about quick planning. We cancelled our flight back home and bought a one-way ticket from Torino to Paris. Thank You, Diana for thinking of us for this opportunity to stay in Paris. We were thrilled to be back in the City of Light...
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2 Weeks in Northern Italy

September 04, 2018  •  5 Comments
After a nice day visiting Stockholm and friends, we checked in our hotel near Arlanda Airport. There is a first time for everything, we got to our room to find somebody already there. Luckily, he was fully dressed. But imagine the interaction in any other situation…we’ll let your imagination run with this one….. We took the early flight to Milan...
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Arrival in Sweden

August 11, 2018  •  8 Comments
After two great weeks in Houston visiting with family and friends, we made our way to Sweden. We decided to try out the new low cost carrier from Iceland, WOW Air! We had to bring in our own food and entertainment. It worked great! Short layover in Reykjavik and then onward to our destination. It took us 29 hours door to door. We arrived home ha...
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3351 Miles

July 21, 2018  •  9 Comments
After leaving the vast, beautiful, hot and dry Death Valley, we continued our drive. We took a couple of brief breaks to enjoy the views and getting out of the car. The first stop was just after the Hoover dam with a nice view of the Colorado river. The next stop was Cerbat Foothills/ Coyote Pass Trailhead west of Kingman, Arizona. For dinner, we s...
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Our first week on the road

July 10, 2018  •  26 Comments
Our first stop after leaving Portland - Humbug Mountain State Park. Nice camp site near the coast with interesting loud neighbors, sometimes it is hard to overhear a conversation about how carbon 14 dating is fake and the world is created 6,000 years ago without objecting. Soren managed to keep his big mouth shut!:). We enjoyed a scenic hike to the...
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See you later Portland!

June 22, 2018  •  1 Comment
Portland, you have a special place in our heart. We have made some dear friends and we will remember each of you fondly. Thank you for being part of our life. This is not goodbye – this is see you later – maybe back in Portland – maybe in another city – maybe another country. We are busy packing and will get on the road next week. Not much more to...
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