We spent 675 days travelling around South America (with a little foray into Central America too). Along the way we stopped to work, study and volunteer. We both love exploring on foot, hence the name of this blog. We began by blogging with an iPod touch. Now that we’re reunited with our computer (it feels great after almost two years of separation!), we’re using the desktop version of wordpress.
Where are we?
Our journey began in January 2012, with a flight to Brazil. From there we headed south, zig-zagging through Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. We made an extended stop in La Paz, Bolivia, then continued up the continent through Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, with a final stop in Costa Rica to visit some friends.
What we discover, we’ll share with you. You can read our Tips & Advice for reviews and recommendations about where to stay and what to eat in South America, as well as a few other travel-related things. We’ll write postcards from places we really enjoy – museums, small towns, shops – that we think might be inspiring for others. We hope you enjoy our Photo Essays as much as we enjoy taking them.
We’d love to hear from you if you have questions or want to know more. Or maybe you just have advice about where we should go and what we should do the next time we head down south. If you have contacts for volunteering or EFL teaching, get in touch.
Who are we?
A one time archaeologist and sometime teacher, Rosie likes ghost stories, bright windows and lazy mornings. She studied travel writing at MatadorU and occasionally blogs about her life in Asia at Awaiting A Name. Follow her on twitter @RosannaBird
You can find her published work elsewhere on the web:
Why I live in…La Paz: Interview with The Working Traveller
Photo Guides: 6 Beautiful Panoramic Landscape Photographs from Uyuni, Bolivia
Jon majored in linguistics. This has led him into learning many languages poorly, and a couple of languages well. He’s never encountered a food he doesn’t like, except 100 year old egg. His tangled recollections can be found somewhere in the ether or on his blog.
After graduation, we left our respective countries to teach English in Seoul, South Korea (where we met). After a couple of years and a bit of travelling, we made the move to Jhunan, a small town in Taiwan. A couple more years passed and we decided to leave Asia (although we both miss it very much) and follow the trail to South America.
Although right now we’re living a ‘settled’ life in Boston – with furniture and a cat! – this probably won’t be the end of our expat adventures. There’s so much of the world we haven’t experienced yet! Plus we kind of like the simplicity of living out of a suitcase.