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General South America Trip Outline (check map at bottom for full details)

Aug 22 - Sep 3, 2009:

Santiago de Chile (reuniting with friends and family + fruitless car hunting)


Sep 4 - Sep 30, 2009:

Chilean north (Valparaiso, La Serena and surroundings, Iquique, San Pedro, Putre) and Bolivia (Uyuni area + Oruro)


Oct 1 - Oct 19, 2009:

Southern Peru with Iris and Paul (Arequipa, Lake Titikaka, Cusco and surroundings)


Oct 20 - Nov 3, 2009:

Colombia backpacking (Bogota, Villa de Leiva, San Gil, Baricharra, Mompox)


Nov 4 - Dec 11, 2009:

Colombia roadtripping (Cartagena, Aracataca, Santa Marta, Minca, Barranquilla, Parque Tayrona, Tolu, Medellin, Manizales,  Zona Cafetera, Popayan) + Ana and Dinko visit us


Dec 12 - Dec 31, 2009:

Drive thru Ecuador (Otavalo, Latacunga and surroundings, Guayaquil) and Galapagos cruise


Jan 1 - Jan 18, 2010:

Coastal Peru roadtrip (Zorritos, Cabo Blanco, Lambayeque, Pacasmayo, Trujillo, Caral, Lima, Nazca, Puerto Inka, Arequipa)


Jan 19 - Jan 22, 2010:

Zoom back through northern Chile on quest for Argentina (Arica, Los Pintados, Calama, awesome Paso de Jama drive)


Jan 23 - Feb 6, 2010:

Northwestern Argentina (Tilcara, Jujuy, Salta, Quebrada de Cafayete, Tifa del Valle, Cordoba, Valle de las Rosas, Mendoza, Aconcagua)


Feb 7 - Feb 19, 2010:

Chile’s Lake District (Talca, Temuco, Villarrica, Frutillar, Puerto Varas and their surrounding nature)


Feb 20 - Mar 26, 2010:

Patagonia at last (Chiloe island, down the Carretera Austra, into Argentina through Ruta 40, Los Glaciers and Torres del Paine national parks and ferry ride Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt)


Mar 27 - Apr 14, 2010:

Stuck in Puerto Varas waiting for a new steering rack for TianMa. Took the opportunity to go for an awesome horse-trek from Cochamo, Chile to El Bolson, Argentina.


Apr 15 - Apr 28, 2010:

Zooming through Argentina (1000 miles in 3 days) to meet up with Hui in Buenos Aires; together we tour BA, Iguazu waterfalls and a bit of Uruguay.


Apr 29 - May 26, 2010:

Renting an apartment and staying put for a month in Buenos Aires. Living like “real people” as Ognen’s mom visits and we get ready to go to Africa.

Our Footsteps

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