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Bolivia South America Travel

Unicycling the Death Road in Bolivia

You might have heard of the World’s Most Dangerous Road(tm). Also known as the Yungas Road, or the Death Road in Bolivia, the road claims some 200–300 lives annually. You’d start off from about 4650m above sea level and end at 1200m. That’s almost 3.5km of altitude change over the 65km route. Well, around 65km — I’ll explain. […]

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Chile South America Travel

El Perro, Mi Amigo

While wandering around Huilo Huilo in Panguipulli, Chile, this sweet chap over here tagged along while I unicycled through. On this particular leg of my journey, I stayed in a “backpacker” lodge which was unreasonably cheap (I think it was <$10 a night). It’s really more of a camping lodge with a few huge rooms […]

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Chile South America Travel

How to Improve a Wine Tour

In my country, an average bottle of wine costs US$15-20. You wouldn’t drink wine with your meals. Heck, grape juice was a luxury when I was growing up because juice isn’t cheap either. Chile is, in comparison, ridiculous. At some point, I caught myself at the supermarket in a twist over if I should get […]

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Chile South America Travel

Trekking Mountains is Always Fun in Retrospect

I think I decided to hike the Torres del Paine in the Chilean part of Patagonia days before I did that. It was the right season; I happened to be in the area and everyone who’s done it raved about the brilliant scenery. Google tells me that it’s a must-do – a constant best hikes […]