June Update

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Travels

After a few months of being settled in Buenos Aires, June has been a month of travel for us. We spent the first three weeks exploring Paraguay. We didn’t really know what to expect as not many people visit the country and there isn’t even a guidebook for it, but we ended up having a fantastic time. There are no major attractions but we loved the feeling of being the only tourists in the country, the slow pace of life, the rolling green countryside, the friendly people, the chance to practice our Spanish, and we had an excellent first couchsurfing experience.

You can read about our time in Paraguay, look at our photos from Paraguay and Argentina, and follow our route on our updated map.

From Paraguay an epic 24 hour journey on three buses and a taxi brought us back to Argentina – to Salta in the North West. After couchsurfing with another blogger Leigh and her lovely family we are currently enjoying stunning scenery on a road trip in the Valles Calchaquies.

Our plan was to head up to Bolivia next but we were offered the chance to rent a wonderful apartment in Salta for a month (complete with jacuzzi on the terrace and mountain views), and afterwards housesit our couchsurfing host’s large home and puppy in the countryside outside of the city. As our journey is never-ending we had no reason to say no! So, we are settling back down for a while to get some work done and explore this beautiful area.

Never Ending Voyage Around the Web

We had a lot less links than usual this month, probably because we were offline a lot in Paraguay.

Border Jumpers, an excellent blog about travels in Africa included us in their list of 52 travelers you must follow on Twitter.

Our friend Patrick has been blogging about his experience of trying to find a bar in London for every country playing in the World Cup – and to visit them all while their national team is playing. He included our experience of watching Paraguay play in Asuncion.

Digital Nomad Update

Simon relaunched his web design and development portfolio Line In this month with a special offer for his first few clients and a competition for bloggers to win a free consultation if they refer anyone to him. The launch went well with a number of enquiries and a few jobs lined up for the next month.

If you know anyone who needs a website designed or built please send them to Line In.

We also unexpectedly got a cheque from Blurb after selling some more copies of our travel photo book.

Are you planning your travels for 2018? See our Travel Resources page for our favourite tools and gear to help you plan the perfect trip. 

Do you have any tips for Salta? Leave a comment and let us know.

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4 Comments

  1. Funny, I was just talking to a friend from Paraguay about how you don’t really know or hear much about the country. It seems to be sort of a forgotten place..

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    • It’s very true – we haven’t met anyone else who has visited and noone seems to consider it on South America itineraries. This is why we wanted to visit, and we’re glad we did!

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  2. Bolivia is beautiful, but if you have work you need to get done then the slow internet connections may just drive you crazy. I completely understand wanting to settle down for a few months and Salta is such a lovely place (especially Leigh & Noah’s place). Enjoy!!

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    • Yes, we realised that getting a big job done in Bolivia just wasn’t going to happen, and when the apartment and house came up we thought why not? We are in no hurry. We love Leigh & Noah’s house too and are looking forward to being out in the peace and quiet for a few weeks.

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