Anthony on the Gringo Trail 2005 travel blog

Anthony on the Gringo Trail 2005

Anthony travel blog
So here we are again folks, a year after my last trip, which was 10 weeks overland from Beijing to Khatmandu via the very fab Tibet. The full SP on this epic adventure can be seen in the links just to the right there. But for now, that's me over there standing next to the Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, definitely one of the highlights of this trip.

Its all over now, boo hoo. I was travelling on my own again for a while at the end after Erica flew back to the thankless task of making the NHS work. Amongst other things when we were travelling together, we fulfilled one of my few remaining lifetime ambitions (other than being in a famous rock band) by walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and had a great time in the jungle with all sorts of atmospheric beasties. Additionally on this trip I have had to evacuate in the middle of the night with acute mountain sickness from 5000 metres up a volcano I was climbing, have watched humpback whales breach, have trekked on a few glaciers, watched another volcano belching ash clouds over the town I was staying in, have played with alligators, got soaked by the world's biggest waterfalls, ridden all day on top of a train, flown over the mysterious Nazca lines, broke new records for bus travel, walked around on islands made of straw, caught and ate piranhas, driven across the biggest heap of salt in the world, ate guinea pig, looked out of bus windows over scary huge drops more times than I can count, sandboarded down mile high sand dunes, etc, etc. In short, a bit of adventure, and I hope not the last one I have.

I was here three months, mostly in the Andes, and I can tell you I love South America, and I wish I had come here before. South American people are generally some of the nicest and most laid back I have ever met.

You will probably find I tend to go on a bit sometimes. This is partly to help my memory when my Alzheimers gets even worse. If I do go on, I suggest you skip the text and just look at the pictures. I was travelling on my own most of the time, which can be a bit lonely sometimes and doing this also helps me feel less homesick. And as well as that, some places there is bugger all else to do in the evenings that does not involve drinking.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
Que hora es?
 
 
 
Lager and Lima
 
 
 
No es cafe
 
 
 
Making a splash
 
 
 
A curse on your bus and all...
 
 
 
Rat on a stick
 
 
 
Dance on a volcano
 
 
 
Yellow alert
 
 
 
Sugarland Express
 
10 
 
 
What rubbish!
 
11 
 
 
Flying pickets
 
12 
 
 
Lines in the sand
 
13 
 
 
La Ciudad de Los Gringos
 
14 
 
 
Ruined
 
15 
 
 
Floaters
 
16 
 
 
Doing it the Inca Way
 
17 
 
 
Wild life I
 
18 
 
 
Leaving on a jet plane...
 
19 
 
 
No condor pasa
 
20 
 
 
The hottest spot north of Havana
 
21 
 
 
Bolivian marching powder
 
22 
 
 
Welcome to the jungle
 
23 
 
 
Wild Life II - the Return of...
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