Colourful Valparaiso

Valparaiso is an incredibly colorful, arty, hilly, hippy city for people with strong legs.  In fact, it’s probably the most colourful city I’ve ever seen and I’ve never walked such steep hills. When we arrived, we agreed that the rental car had to be parked and stay where it was. There was no way our tiny standard could handle those inclines!  Continue reading

Between the Pines in Algorrobo

Our arrival in Chile didn’t start off exactly as planned. The flight was amazing because we had a clear view of the Andes as we descended into Santiago but we were left with much to be desired when we saw our rental car. Sami is responsible for renting our cars and he’s still paying the price for this booking! Not only does it have bicycle wheels for tires, it has no air conditioning! It drives like a tin can and feels like you are pushing 200 km/h when you go above 80 km/h. The one positive thing is that Sami looks enormous in it and it really makes me smile. Also Nu seems to really enjoy it because he thinks it’s just another one of his toy cars. Despite it’s miniature size, it got us to our first destination in Chile – Algarrobo – in one piece.  Continue reading

Rainy days in Wellington

Its been pouring rain for days now and despite being summer in New Zealand its been an average high of 14 degrees all week. This might have been disappointing if we had come all the way from Canada for our holiday but for us it was an amazing excuse to take a break and watch way too many Disney movies. I swear our Airbnb was designed for this weather, with sheep skins draped absolutely everywhere and a big fireplace. It could not have been more cozy. Continue reading

Nu in Thailand

Nu really hit the jackpot with our stay in Hua Hin. He was on the beach everyday, had an endless selection of quality stones at the Sheraton Hotel, was adored by all the staff, played until he collapsed at the kid’s club and had all the seafood he could dream of.  Continue reading