Bohemian Valparaiso

Colors, many colors, all colors in the world and much more!!! This is what Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is all about; a city known for its bohemian culture, brightly colored houses and beautiful seaside views. Its chaotic, hilly streets are almost like an open air museum, full of incredibly beautiful street art. Apparently […]


Getting to Santiago was like getting back to civilization. It gave us the feeling of a normal big European city: both old houses and newly built skyscrapers, large streets, plazas, parks, nice restaurants, theatres, opera, many cars and bad traffic, subway…yes, subway (we haven’t seen a normal, classic one for quite some time). As we […]

Atacama Desert – experiencing again a different planet, closer to the sky and stars

After the trip to the Moon we thought nothing in the area would be even comparable to the Moon experience. But we were wrong! Atacama Desert, the driest and oldest desert on Earth, was again like a new planet discovery. We started early in the morning and made a first stop in the village of Toconao, […]

To the Moon and back

“I’d be flying to the moon and back, If you’d beeee, if you’d be my babyyyy….” Remember the Savage Garden’s song from the 90s? As we are each other’s baby, it was imperative to get to the Moon. We did not fly though, we went there on minivan. Bicycle could have also been an option, […]

First Romanian flag in Salar de Uyuni

Can you imagine being surrounded by a white plain and seeing nothing else but the white ground and the blue sky meeting each other on the horizon? It’s the magnificent feeling that the Uyuni Salt flat offers! Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, comprising over 10 000 square kilometers that thousands of […]

La Paz, a different experience

We entered Bolivia through Copacabana, a small village on the other side of the Titicaca Lake. Heading to La Paz was like entering in another universe tens or maybe a hundred of years ago…or as if the war has just passed over the area: the road is not paved and huge craters are present from […]

An authentic experience on the Titicaca Lake

Impressive mountains in the Cordillera Blanca, dirty ghetto-like cities, ancient sites full of history and culture, beautiful Spanish colonial cities… what we were still missing in Peru was a real authentic experience with the indigenous people. We had it during the 1 day boat trip on the Titicaca Lake. Located on the border between Southern […]

Colca Canyon, home of the majestic condor

Colca Canyon, one of the deepest on Earth with a depht of 3270m which is roughly twice the depht of the Grand Canyon in the US, lies only a few hours’ drive from Arequipa. We couldn’t miss the chance to visit it, as well as its incredible king – the Andean condor, the largest bird […]

The white city of Arequipa

Imagine a city in a valley surrounded by volcanoes, where all streets are paved with stones and all buildings are immaculate white, while people are dressed in colorful traditional costumes. This is the beautiful Arequipa, the third largest city in Peru, where there is no Inca sign, but only Spanish colonial buildings all built of […]

Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas

Though difficult to access considering its location, this place is magic: at more than 2400 m, up on the Machu Picchu Mountain, surrounded by a circle of other mountains, with stunning views, it is a living piece of culture and history. As it is well hidden, this UNESCO Heritage site was missed by the Spanish […]