Dirt Road Chile Argentina

Driving to Cristo Redentor de los Andes

Julie Argentina, Chile 3 Comments

Cristo Redentor de los Andes (Christ the Redeemer of the Andes in English) is a statue of Jesus Christ that sits high in the Andes Mountains, straddling Chile and Argentina. Most people make the journey here for a view of the statue and for the awesome views of this part of the Andes. Cristo Redentor de los Andes The Cristo Redentor …

Driving Santiago to Mendoza Andes Mountains

Driving from Santiago to Mendoza. Should You Do It?

Julie Argentina, Chile 60 Comments

Driving from Santiago to Mendoza, Argentina…should you really do it? For those who like to get out on their own, this may sound like a great idea. And it is. The scenery is breathtaking, the drive can be an adventure, and there is a new view around every curve. Plus, how many people really can say they crossed the Andes …

Earth Trekkers Aconcagua

12 Days in South America: Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina

Julie Argentina, Chile 9 Comments

Our twelve day tour through Chile and Argentina was quite the adventure. There were moments we loved and moments we hated. This trip, for some reason, seemed so difficult. Never have we had so many things go wrong in such a short period of time. We lived some of those travel horror stories that you hear about from other people …

Bus to Hanoi

Taking the Bus from Hanoi to Nanning

Julie China, Vietnam 21 Comments

To enter China from Vietnam, we chose to travel overland by taking the bus from Hanoi to Nanning. By traveling overland we saved the huge expense of airplane travel and we got to see parts of Vietnam and China that many travelers miss. Taking the Bus from Hanoi to Nanning Hanoi to the Border There are two buses that take …

Crossing the Victoria Falls Bridge into Zambia

Julie Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe 13 Comments

While visiting Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, we walked across the Victoria Falls Bridge into Zambia.  This sounds easy enough to do, but while planning our trip there was a lot of conflicting information about what visas and vaccinations are necessary in order to do this.  If you have the same questions, here is some information to help you plan your …