The bowld trip

Just a wee journal to keep folks at home up to date/reassure them/make them insanely jealous as the missus and me make a four month* trip around Latin America.


*actual results may vary

  • 163 days (25 Nov 2005 - 07 May 2006)
  • 36894 km (22925 miles)
  • 11 countries
  • 55 entries (67191 words)
  • 473 photos
  • 4.1 ratings (172 votes)
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Day Journal date: Country Place Title Distance Media Rating
1 Nov 25, 2005 08:00 Netherlands Eindhoven » Pack yer cats and get out 0 km [*] (3) 3.1 (14 votes)
17 Dec 11, 2005 09:34 France Salon-de-Provence » Worst photographer in the world 871 km [*] (6) 2.3 (7 votes)
18 Dec 12, 2005 12:54 Spain Madrid » Jamón everybody 1682 km [*] (2) 4 (8 votes)
20 Dec 14, 2005 20:34 Costa Rica Alajuela » Do you know the way to San José? 10181 km [*] (2) 3.2 (6 votes)
20 Dec 15, 2005 01:16 Costa Rica Alajuela » It finally dawns 10181 km [*] (3) 4.1 (3 votes)
21 Dec 16, 2005 01:54 Costa Rica Montezuma » Making the Canadian Connection 10283 km [*] (4) 4.5 (2 votes)
23 Dec 18, 2005 05:53 Costa Rica Montezuma » Wallet moths 10283 km [*] (1) 5 (2 votes)
26 Dec 20, 2005 17:11 Costa Rica Montezuma » The coconut milk of human kindness 10283 km [*] (4) 3 (2 votes)
29 Dec 23, 2005 21:08 Costa Rica Puerto Viejo » On food and transparence 10430 km [*] (3) 5 (1 votes)
32 Dec 26, 2005 23:46 Costa Rica Cahuita » Paths of Doom 10584 km [*] (9) 5 (1 votes)
33 Dec 27, 2005 21:28 Costa Rica San José » Winding up by winding down 10725 km [*] (1) 5 (2 votes)
35 Dec 29, 2005 20:36 Ecuador Quito » Dirty Old Town, Filthy New Town 12014 km [*] (6) 3.3 (3 votes)
36 Dec 31, 2005 03:20 Ecuador Quito » Northsayeed, Sou'sayeed! 12014 km [*] (3) 5 (2 votes)
37 Dec 31, 2005 14:42 Ecuador Otavalo » Market factors 12071 km [*] (3) 5 (1 votes)
39 Jan 02, 2006 22:05 Ecuador Quito » Hostel hostilities 12128 km [*] (3) 3.6 (3 votes)
40 Jan 03, 2006 23:15 Ecuador Latacunga » Invisible people 12209 km [*] (2) 5 (2 votes)
42 Jan 05, 2006 15:37 Ecuador Latacunga » Cotopaxi in a glorified taxi 12209 km [*] (7) 2.9 (3 votes)
45 Jan 09, 2006 01:13 Ecuador Baños » TLC and old smokey 12482 km [*] (5) 5 (1 votes)
51 Jan 15, 2006 00:08 Ecuador Puerto López » Puerto 'Left Eye' López 12556 km [*] (7) 3.5 (2 votes)
53 Jan 16, 2006 20:05 Ecuador Cuenca » The poshest place in Ecuador 12808 km [*] (8) 3.9 (3 votes)
56 Jan 19, 2006 23:38 Ecuador Vilcabamba » The not so ruinous Ruinas 12963 km [*] (4) 5 (2 votes)
62 Jan 25, 2006 18:24 Peru Huanchaco » Huaca, Huaca, Huaca! 13390 km [*] (12) 5 (3 votes)
65 Jan 28, 2006 19:42 Peru Huacachina » Reggaeton, and on and on and on 14152 km [*] (8) 3 (2 votes)
66 Jan 30, 2006 06:38 Peru Arequipa » The sand recedes 14837 km [*] (5) 3 (2 votes)
68 Jan 31, 2006 20:37 Peru Cabanaconde » Into the abyss 15096 km [*] (11) 3 (2 votes)
70 Feb 02, 2006 23:29 Peru Tapay » Mid-afternoon at the oasis 15103 km [*] (13) 5 (3 votes)
73 Feb 06, 2006 00:54 Peru Puno » Did you say FREE drink? 15538 km [*] (16) 3.7 (3 votes)
79 Feb 11, 2006 20:17 Peru Puno » Terra not-so-firma 15538 km [*] (12) 5 (1 votes)
80 Feb 12, 2006 21:29 Peru Cusco » Sitting pretty in the Inca City 16801 km [*] (10) 4 (3 votes)
86 Feb 18, 2006 23:10 Peru Aguas Calientes » Climbing with shoestrings 17469 km [*] (10) 5 (2 votes)
87 Feb 19, 2006 14:04 Peru Aguas Calientes » Those lovable thieves and liars 17469 km [*] (7) 5 (1 votes)
87 Feb 19, 2006 14:56 Peru Machupicchu » Finally up there 18005 km [*] (19) 5 (2 votes)
90 Feb 22, 2006 15:33 Peru Puno » Peruvian wrap-up 18366 km [*] (6) 5 (12 votes)
90 Feb 22, 2006 23:44 Bolivia Copacabana » The land of Uncle Scam 19776 km [*] (4) 5 (1 votes)
94 Feb 27, 2006 01:02 Bolivia La Paz » Guerra y Paz 20449 km [*] (15) 3.9 (2 votes)
97 Mar 01, 2006 19:23 Bolivia Coroico » Paths of Doom 2 20506 km [*] (9) 5 (7 votes)
99 Mar 03, 2006 15:37 Bolivia Rurrenabaque » Roaring back aches 20698 km [*] (12) 5 (1 votes)
103 Mar 07, 2006 19:23 Bolivia Rurrenabaque » No snakes in the grass 20698 km [*] (17) 4.9 (2 votes)
106 Mar 10, 2006 17:16 Bolivia Rurrenabaque » Tuichi Zone 20698 km [*] (7) 5 (3 votes)
107 Mar 11, 2006 18:14 Bolivia La Paz » (We think) we're leaving on a jet plane 20933 km [*] (6) 5 (1 votes)
111 Mar 16, 2006 00:26 Bolivia Sucre » "These people all look the same!" 21351 km [*] (5) 5 (1 votes)
114 Mar 18, 2006 17:40 Bolivia Sucre » A step up in status 21351 km [*] (4) 4.5 (2 votes)
117 Mar 22, 2006 01:46 Bolivia Potosí » Mine's a pint 21431 km [*] (9) 5 (1 votes)
122 Mar 26, 2006 18:13 Bolivia Uyuni » Salt of the Earth 21581 km [*] (23) 5 (1 votes)
124 Mar 28, 2006 15:25 Bolivia Uyuni » Gringos, meet Flamingoes 21581 km [*] (28) 5 (1 votes)
126 Mar 31, 2006 07:32 Bolivia Tarija » The horse mumbler 21772 km [*] (14) 5 (2 votes)
131 Apr 04, 2006 13:09 Argentina Salta » They have supermarkets! 22362 km [*] (11) 5 (1 votes)
135 Apr 09, 2006 04:33 Paraguay Trinidad » Another day for you and me in Paraguay 23361 km [*] (11) 5 (2 votes)
140 Apr 13, 2006 23:04 Argentina Puerto Iguazú » Itaipu to Iguazu 23572 km [*] (11) 5 (3 votes)
144 Apr 17, 2006 17:05 Brazil Rio de Janeiro » We're not in Kansas any more 24760 km [*] (6) 5 (2 votes)
146 Apr 19, 2006 15:10 Brazil Rio de Janeiro » The Mocking Jesus 24760 km [*] (8) 2.9 (3 votes)
150 Apr 24, 2006 04:35 Uruguay Montevideo » As luck would have it 26591 km [*] (16) 4.1 (4 votes)
155 Apr 28, 2006 20:36 Argentina Buenos Aires » The City That Never Sleeps 26822 km [*] (11) 5 (1 votes)
162 May 05, 2006 23:18 Argentina Buenos Aires » Over and out 26822 km [*] (20) 5 (1 votes)
164 May 07, 2006 18:44 Spain Madrid » Drained in Spain 36894 km [*] (11) 5 (1 votes)