About the trip

Chucked our jobs and set off to visit the one (well actually, the two) continents we’d never seen. Decided to overland it as much as possible and keep the flights to a practical minimum – motivated more by the quality of the experience than any realistic attempt to keep our carbon footprints under control.

Our route:

23/09/2003 London, United Kingdom (Journal: Love you all. See you soon…)
26/09/2003 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Journal: Oi From Rio)
27/09/2003 Paraty, Brazil
28/09/2003 Sao Paulo, Brazil
01/10/2003 Pantanal, Brazil
05/10/2003 Bonito, Brazil (Journal: Sweating it out in the swamp)
07/10/2003 Foz de Iguacu, Brazil
12/10/2003 Florianopolis, Brazil
16/10/2003 Montevideo, Uruguay (Journal: Tchau Brazil)
17/10/2003 Buenos Aires, Argentina
21/10/2003 Puerto Piramides, Argentina
23/10/2003 Puerto Madryn, Argentina (Journal: You’re-a-where)
25/10/2003 Esquel, Argentina
26/10/2003 Bariloche, Argentina (Journal: Uncharted territory)
02/11/2003 Puerto Montt, Chile
03/11/2003 Cucao, Chile
06/11/2003 Castro, Chile
08/11/2003 Puerto Montt, Chile (Journal: Work it baby)
10/11/2003 Puerto Eden, Argentina
13/11/2003 Puerto Natales, Chile
14/11/2003 Torres del Paine, Chile
18/11/2003 Puerto Natales, Chile (Journal: Come together)
19/11/2003 El Calafate, Argentina
22/11/2003 El Chalten, Argentina
28/11/2003 El Calafate, Argentina (Journal: Blown to bits)
30/11/2003 Punta Arenas, Chile
08/12/2003 Ushuaia, Argentina (Journal: Bottom side up)
15/12/2003 Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
19/12/2003 Ushuaia, Argentina (Journal: Ice ice baby (under no pressure))
19/12/2003 Punta Arenas, Chile
20/12/2003 Santiago, Chile
21/12/2003 Hanga Roa, Chile
29/12/2003 Osorno, Chile
30/12/2003 Puyehue, Chile
03/01/2004 Osorno, Chile (Journal: A tale of two volcanoes)
04/01/2004 Bariloche, Argentina
13/01/2004 Salta, Argentina (Journal: Where have all the Chauccas gone?)
13/01/2004 Humahuaca, Argentina
14/01/2004 Tupiza, Bolivia
16/01/2004 Humahuaca, Argentina
17/01/2004 San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina
18/01/2004 San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
22/01/2004 Laguna Colorado, Bolivia
23/01/2004 Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
24/01/2004 Uyuni, Bolivia (Journal: Weak and watery)
25/01/2004 Potosi, Bolivia
27/01/2004 Sucre, Bolivia
29/01/2004 La Paz, Bolivia
03/02/2004 Coroico, Bolivia
04/02/2004 La Paz, Bolivia
05/02/2004 Sorata, Bolivia
07/02/2004 Copacabana, Bolivia
08/02/2004 Isla del Sol, Bolivia
10/02/2004 Copacabana, Bolivia
12/02/2004 Puno, Peru (Journal: Four seasons in one day)
12/02/2004 Amantani, Peru
13/02/2004 Puno, Peru
14/02/2004 Cusco, Peru
18/02/2004 Aguas Calientes, Peru
19/02/2004 Ollantaytambo, Peru
20/02/2004 Cusco, Peru
23/02/2004 Nazca, Peru (Journal: These mist covered mountains)
24/02/2004 Lima, Peru
25/02/2004 Casma, Peru
26/02/2004 Huaraz, Peru
01/03/2004 Trujillo, Peru
03/03/2004 Chachapoyas, Peru
05/03/2004 Chiclayo, Peru
06/03/2004 Piura, Peru
07/03/2004 Loja, Ecuador
08/03/2004 Vilcabamba, Ecuador
12/03/2004 Guayaquil, Ecuador (Journal: 6 foot 4 and full of muscles)
12/03/2004 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
19/03/2004 Riobamba, Ecuador
22/03/2004 Banos, Ecuador (Journal: Ring my bell)
24/03/2004 Saquisilí, Ecuador
25/03/2004 Otavalo, Ecuador
28/03/2004 Quito, Ecuador (Journal: Who-oa we’re half way there)
28/03/2004 Orellana De Coca, Ecuador
29/03/2004 Nuevo Rocafuerte, Ecuador
30/03/2004 Pantoja, Peru
05/04/2004 Iquitos, Peru (Journal: Picture yourself on a boat on a river)
06/04/2004 Leticia, Colombia
08/04/2004 Lago Zacambu, Peru
15/04/2004 Leticia, Colombia
21/04/2004 Manaus, Brazil (Journal: Shine on you crazy diamond (part 2))
23/04/2004 Santa Elena de Uairen, Venezuela
25/04/2004 Monte Roraima, Venezuela
30/04/2004 Santa Elena de Uairen, Venezuela
02/05/2004 Gran Sabana, Venezuela
07/05/2004 Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
09/05/2004 Canaima National Park, Venezuela
12/05/2004 Puerto Colombia, Venezuela (Journal: Looking down on creation)
15/05/2004 Caracas, Venezuela
17/05/2004 Chichén Itzá, Mexico
19/05/2004 Merida, Mexico
20/05/2004 Uxmal, Mexico
21/05/2004 Chetumal, Mexico
22/05/2004 Belize City, Belize (Journal: Always a day away)
22/05/2004 Caye Caulker, Belize
25/05/2004 Tikal National Park, Guatemala
26/05/2004 Flores, Guatemala
27/05/2004 Coban, Guatemala
28/05/2004 Nebaj, Guatemala
29/05/2004 Chichicastenango, Guatemala
30/05/2004 Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
01/06/2004 San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
04/06/2004 Zunil, Guatemala
06/06/2004 Huehuetenango, Guatemala (Journal: Flowers cover everything)
06/06/2004 San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
08/06/2004 Palenque, Mexico
09/06/2004 Oaxaca, Mexico
13/06/2004 Mexico City, Mexico (Journal: Two tribes)
16/06/2004 Tuxpan, Mexico
17/06/2004 San Luis Potosí, Mexico
18/06/2004 Zacatecas, Mexico
21/06/2004 Mazatlan, Mexico
23/06/2004 Los Mochis, Mexico
24/06/2004 Creel, Mexico
29/06/2004 Tijuana, Mexico (Journal: There and back again)
29/06/2004 Cleveland National Forest, CA
30/06/2004 Anza Borrego Desert, CA
01/07/2004 Pismo Beach, CA
02/07/2004 Watsonville, CA
03/07/2004 Walnut Creek, CA
07/07/2004 Yosemite National Park, CA
09/07/2004 Kings Canyon National Park, CA
10/07/2004 Lake Isabella, CA
11/07/2004 Las Vegas, NV
13/07/2004 North Rim, AZ
15/07/2004 Zion National Park, UT
17/07/2004 Bicknell, UT
18/07/2004 Natural Bridges National Monument, UT
20/07/2004 Cortez, CO (Journal: The state that I am in)
20/07/2004 Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
21/07/2004 Leadville, CO
23/07/2004 Avon, CO
24/07/2004 Rawlins, WY
26/07/2004 Grand Teton National Park, WY
28/07/2004 Yellowstone National Park, WY
01/08/2004 Flathead Lake State Park, MT (Journal: Love me, hold me, cos I’m free)
01/08/2004 Glacier National Park, MT
03/08/2004 Calgary, Canada
04/08/2004 Banff National Park, Canada
06/08/2004 Jasper National Park, Canada
09/08/2004 Dawson Creek, Canada
10/08/2004 Summit Lake, Canada
11/08/2004 Upper Liard, Canada
12/08/2004 Teslin Lake, Canada
13/08/2004 Atlin, Canada
14/08/2004 Whitehorse, Canada
17/08/2004 Dawson City, Canada
18/08/2004 Rock River Campground, Dempster Highway, Canada
20/08/2004 Chicken, AK
21/08/2004 Tok, AK (Journal: Up where the air is clear)
21/08/2004 Wrangell – St Elias National Park, AK
23/08/2004 Valdez, AK
24/08/2004 Whittier, AK
25/08/2004 Anchorage, AK
26/08/2004 Denali National Park, AK
29/08/2004 Anchorage, AK
30/08/2004 Vancouver, Canada
03/09/2004 Vancouver, Canada (Journal: The final countdown)
04/09/2004 Sydney, Australia
11/09/2004 Melbourne, Australia
22/09/2004 Hobart, Australia (Journal: Feeling complicated)
23/09/2004 Auckland, New Zealand
25/10/2004 Christchurch, New Zealand (Journal: A family affair)
25/10/2004 Bangkok, Thailand
30/10/2004 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
17/11/2004 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Journal: Motorcycle emptiness)
24/11/2004 Hanoi, Vietnam
01/12/2004 Bac Ha, Vietnam
02/12/2004 Vang Hei, Laos
08/12/2004 Nong Khiaw, Laos
10/12/2004 Luang Namtha, Laos
16/12/2004 Houei Xai, Laos (Journal: In through the bathroom window)