South America

Quilotoa Caldera Hike

If you're only here for an overview of the hike and preparation tips, click here. Months ago I heard for the first time of the Quilotoa Caldera, a collapsed volcano in Ecuador with a crater lake in the middle. The pictures looked incredible and I wanted to visit. A few sprees on Wikipedia and my map app later, I knew I wanted to hike the rim of the caldera. Besides hitchhiking, I also enjoy hiking without the hitching part. I hitchhiked from the town of Baños de Agua Santa - a cool destination in its own right - in one day to Zumbahua, a town close to Quilotoa. Upon arrival at the roundabout in Latacunga, I already had had two… Read more >

Iquitos, Perú to El Coca, Ecuador by River Boat!

If you came to this article from YouTube and just want to know the price to travel this route by river boat, scroll down or elegantly click here. The "downside" of traveling to a jungle city only reachable by river boat[note]And airplane, but many of you know I'll go to great lengths to avoid flying![/note], is that you know you'll also have to leave it by river boat! Last week I had to leave Perú. My 90 days stamp would expire on the 17th of May and I don't like the idea of overstaying my welcome in a foreign country. I had spent about 10 days in the Peruvian capital of the jungle called Iquitos. From this city you can… Read more >

The Road Less Hitchhiked

Yesterday I started moving towards the Argentinian border from Rocha’s pretty beaches in Uruguay. The department of Rocha is famous for those, domestically and internationally, and it’s the dream for many to live there. During my stay in Uruguay I’ve been sticking to the coast and border regions mostly and haven’t seen that much from Read more >

A Quiet Birthday

Pfew… That time of the year is over again! Last week I turned 25 and the day just passed like that. It’s the second time I’m in Buenos Aires, Argentina on my birthday, but it was really different from when I went from 19 to 20 at my guest family. This time year: no celebration, Read more >

Five Years Ago

The past weeks I’ve been very silent on the blog and social media. BUT I HAVE RESURFACED! The last major update from Ushuaia, Argentina, was about quitting smoking and I know you might be thinking I started again, but that’s not the case at all. That’s actually going mighty fine! Five years ago to the Read more >

Vlog: Border Crossing Chile to Argentina

In my second vlog I'm hitchhiking across the border from Chile to Argentina over two days time. It requires me to take a (highly subsidized) Chilean ferry across a beautiful lake and deal with immigration and no man's land between the two countries. It's autumn in South America in April and I'm still going further south, into the cold! Patagonia is a beautiful place to hitchhike though and after almost 90 days in Chile, it's time for a little change. Read more >