Punta Cana, DR

Our quick stopover in Santo Domingo featured some pretty spectacular hospitality by Armando’s family, which extended right up to the door of the bus. Our five hour ride to Punta Cana was pretty uninteresting, but in conjunction with a short cab ride, was enough to see us into our resort – the VIK Cayena Beach… Continue reading Punta Cana, DR

“Adios” Argentina

We find ourselves staying in Buenos Aires for a third and final time as we prepare to leave the country. We have decided to stay in our favorite neighbourhood in the city, Palermo Soho, which is a large version of our Kensington neighbourhood back home. We fell in love with this area during our first… Continue reading “Adios” Argentina

Mar del Plata, AR

Our ferry ride from Colonia to Buenos Aires was pleasant, and we taxi’d to the Retiro bus terminal to book our travel to Mar del Plata. At the terminal an agent sold us tickets for a bus departing almost immediately. We sprinted down the length of the concourse, only to be brought up short halfway,… Continue reading Mar del Plata, AR

Colonia, UY

Many things about Uruguay have been better than expected. The view from the bus isn’t really one of them. The scenery here looks pretty much just like southern Alberta, with a few more trees, so doesn’t match up with some of our past rides. Our host was kind enough to offer us a ride to… Continue reading Colonia, UY

Punta del Diablo, UY

Well, a week has come and gone here in the small beach village that is Punta del Diablo. It was exactly the type of place we wanted to spend the Christmas holidays at. The village consists of dirt roads, lots of cabañas, one ATM (which won’t be turned on until the high-season starts in January)… Continue reading Punta del Diablo, UY

Piriápolis, UY

After about 27 hours on the road – most of that actually in one bus or another – we arrived in Piriápolis, making this our longest “travel day” yet on the trip. Our bus departed from Puerto Iguazú at 5:45PM, and took us overnight to arrive at Concordia at 6:30AM. This sounded like a pretty good… Continue reading Piriápolis, UY

Iguazú Falls, AR

After a 17 hour bus ride from Buenos Aires, we rolled into Puerto Iguazú, just after 12pm the following day. We were hoping to meet up with Holly, Matas and Anna, our American friends from Eco Yoga Park, but they had arrived a day earlier and were already on their way to Uruguay. At any… Continue reading Iguazú Falls, AR

Buenos Aires, AR… Again

We arrived at Chill House, Buenos Aires, and were immediately greeted with a recommendation for a local restaurant. We tucked in straight away to a meal loaded with forbidden beer, red meat, onions, and garlic. It was fantastic. Having already seen quite a bit of the “touristy” side of the city we instead used the… Continue reading Buenos Aires, AR… Again