We Have a Youtube Channel!

Today is a very momentus occasion in the world of Love C and D! We have created our own Youtube Channel so that we can make Vlogs. Don’t worry, we’re not fully transitioning – just keeping options open for things that would be really boring to write about, like visa extensions (keep tuned for that one soon).

Anyway, here is our very first video! I clearly have a lot to learn in terms of filming and editing, but it gives you a great sneak peek into the place that we’re living in for the next month. Watch it, comment on it, and subscribe to our Youtube Channel – http://ow.ly/7kXa302Uhb4

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Suzie does… The Metzger Farm

Suzie’s been on her travels again!  Her latest adventure involved volunteering on an organic fruit and vegetable farm in California.

She joined us for nearly four weeks of getting to know real American life, in the small town of San Andreas.  The Metzgers welcomed us on to their farm and we all had some great fun working in the fields.  Check out what she got up to:-

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Our Favourite Things – Day 100

How did we get to day 100 that quickly?!? The past 50 days have gone by in a complete blur of heat, friends and road trips.

Because some of our answers are the same (D still talks about Rio any chance he can get), we set the rule that our favorites here, are only the ones we’ve experienced in the last 50 days.

Learn about the favorites from the first 50 days here.

Favourite Country

D: I’m going to say the US. Despite being crazy expensive compared to South America, I’ve loved seeing things that are famous all over the world, and places that we’ve only ever known in our favourite TV shows and movies.

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A Day at Machu Picchu

When traveling through South America, the majority of people will include Peru on their itinerary, and the biggest tourist attraction by far in Peru is Machu Picchu!

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“It’s super-awesomely-amazing!”

D was in charge of planning this bit of our trip, and if there’s one thing D is bad at, it’s planning.  Ideally, you need to book the Inca trail at least six months in advance – if that is  your chosen route to Machu Picchu – but D didn’t know that. Luckily for us it turned out that almost all tour companies offer one day trips. So we booked ourselves a full day tour, and got ready for the trip of a lifetime.

We wanted to share our experience with you in case it’s on your bucket list and trekking isn’t your thing either (or you and forget to book the Inca Trail, like D!)
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Photo Friday: Big Trees, CA

One of the things that we love about the US is their tendency to name things as they are. Some examples that Brits will understand are sidewalk (pavement), flashlight (torch) and washcloth (flannel).

This trend is evident in naming places too – Mike’s Pizza is a Pizzeria, Kelly’s Drug Store sells cosmetics and fills prescriptions.

Last weekend we visited the aptly named Big Trees. Featuring a whole load of big trees.

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‘Gator Ahoy! – An Airboat Ride on the Everglades

Everyone knows that you can’t visit Florida, without taking a trip to see the alligators in the Everglades.  In fact, at least three different people suggested that it was the ‘one thing we needed to make sure we did’, when we mentioned that we would be visiting Miami.

And if you want to see the vast, open, grassy, watery expanse of the Everglades up close and personal, the only way to do it is on an airboat.

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Ilha Grande: Island Paradise or Tourist Trap

Ilha Grande or “Big Island” lies approximately 11 miles off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil, South America. An island with a rich history and relatively new tourism industry, it is already a popular holiday destination for Brazilian and foreign travellers alike.

The Lonely Planet guide describes Ilha Grande as “a fabulous island retreat…..pristine condition“. In some respects this is true, but in others this statement can be misleading. Ilha Grande appears on many backpacker tourist routes and attracts cruise ship day trippers. As a result the island has adapted to deal with this influx of travellers.

The question is whether Ilha Grande should be considered an island paradise or just another tourist trap?
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