South America #1

Abrupt ending by being robbed in Cuba.

Cost per day

Places visited

Note this list contains all locations I've ever visited in the countries of this trip. Some locations might be from other trips. You can have a look at the troute on the map to see which locations I actually visited.

  • Rome City in Italy

    Spent a day transiting on my way to South America

  • Vatican City City in Vatican City
  • Buenos Aires City in Argentina

    Spent a full transit day here on the way from Finland to Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia City in Argentina

    Arrived hoping to catch a cruise to Antarctica, sadly the prices had gone up 2-3 times. I slept underneath a tree outside town and then started hitchhiking north.

  • Rio Grande City in Argentina

    Met Emilio as I hitchhiked out of Ushuaia and stayed with him at one of his friends for the night.

  • El Calafate City in Argentina

    Got a ride with my Chilean parents from Puerto Natales. The next day I continued with them for the entire Carretera Austral

  • Perito Moreno Sight in Argentina

    Met up with my Chilean parents again as I was on my way back to Calafate

  • Gobernador Gregores City in Argentina

    While hitchhiking, we all shared a tent and cooked an amazing dinner.

  • Cueva de las Manos Sight in Argentina

    Would have been impossible reaching this place unless the people I was hitchhiked with just so happened to be going there too

  • Uspallata City in Argentina

    Where Seven Years in Tibet was filmed

  • Puente del Inca Sight in Argentina

    As I decided to hitchhike from the border this natural bridge just happened to be walking distance away

  • Las Cuevas Border Crossing in Argentina

    Got off the bus as it would have taken hours to get through customs. Instead I started hitchhiking

  • Mendoza City in Argentina

    Ate an overrated steak

  • Maipu City in Argentina

    Bicycle wine tour with Gerard. Ended the day with an asado.

  • San Juan City in Argentina

    After wasting a day trying to hitchhike north I gave up and decided to go back to San Juan to take a bus to Salta

  • Salta City in Argentina

    Rained each time I was here, and I was here like 3 times.

  • Cafayate City in Argentina

    Spent the night sleeping under the stars at El Anfiteatro.

  • Cachi City in Argentina

    Hitchhied here in a police car together with Rodrigo. Had a quick look at the town before walking north to find a place to sleep

  • Payogasta City in Argentina

    Spent the night sleeping in a cemetery

  • Tilcara City in Argentina

    Celebrated Carnival

  • Purmamarca City in Argentina

    Woke up early to hitchhike onward to Chile

  • Punta Arenas City in Chile

    Met Simiel and her friend who were also hitchhiking here. Stayed at Simiel's.

  • Puerto Natales City in Chile

    Met Pablo as I came back from my hike

  • Torres del Paine: Circuit Trek Trek in Chile

    Did the circuit trek in 5 days instead of the recommended 7-9 days

  • Puerto Rio Tranquilo City in Chile

    Camped at a popular camping area. Met someone who drove his motorcycle from Alaska here

  • Coyhaqiue City in Chile

    Camped outside of town

  • Puno City in Chile

    Camped in an abandoned house

  • Puno City in Chile

    Stayed with my Sergio's family who lives here

  • Parque Nacional Queulat Trek in Chile

    Did a short hike with my Chilean parents to see the glacier

  • Puerto Montt City in Chile
  • Puerto Varas City in Chile

    Got a ride from Chiloe with some European girls heading this way

  • Castro City in Chile
  • Achao City in Chile

    Went to see an old church

  • Dalcahue City in Chile

    More churces

  • Curaro de Velez City in Chile

    More churces

  • Valdivia City in Chile

    Got a ride from here all the way to Santiago

  • Santiago City in Chile

    CouchSurfed with Miguel Met Samuel and Dave.

  • Valparaiso City in Chile

    Met up with my Chilean mom who lives here

  • San Pedro de Atacama City in Chile

    Met Natanael who worked at the hostel where I stayed

  • Calama City in Chile

    Spent the day while waiting to get on a tour to Chuquicamata mine

  • Chuquicamata City in Chile

    Largest open-pit mine in the world. Che Guevara was here

  • Iquique City in Chile

    Met a photographer at Humberstone and spent the day with him here before going to Bolivia

  • Humberstone City in Chile

    Abandoned saltpeter works. Slept by the highway outside of the town as some dogs chased me away when I arrived in the middle of the night. Met a photographer

  • Cochabamba City in Bolivia

    First time I decided to take a taxi to the bus station early in the morning. Bolivian bus stations are not known as the safest of places

  • Sucre City in Bolivia
  • Potosi City in Bolivia

    Cerro Rico

  • Uyuni City in Bolivia

    My entrance to Salars de Uyuni

  • Torotoro City in Bolivia

    Met Kate on the bus ride here

  • Torotoro National Park Trek Trek in Bolivia

    Took two tours together with André, Diana and some other people

  • La Paz City in Bolivia
  • Coroico City in Bolivia

    Bicycled the Death Road independetly and finished in Coroico

  • Copacabana City in Bolivia

    Met Lea on the bus here

  • Challapampa City in Bolivia

    Took the boat to the southern end of Isla del Sol and walked here where with Lea

  • Puno City in Peru

    Stopped by to see the Uros

  • Arequipa City in Peru

    Really liked the city, thought about moving here

  • Chivay City in Peru

    While hitchhiking with a tour bus, we stopped here to eat and sightsee

  • Cabanaconde City in Peru

    Starting point for the Colca Canyon trek

  • Colca Canyon Trek Trek in Peru

    Cabanaconde - Sangalle - Malata - San Juan de Chucho - Cabanaconde

  • Cusco City in Peru

    Met up with David again.

  • Ollantaytambo City in Peru

    Spent half a day and stayed here for the night after seeing Moray and Maras

  • Salar de Maras Sight in Peru

    Hitchhiked, and took shared taxis with David

  • Aguas Calientes City in Peru

    Real name is Machu Picchu Pueblo

  • Machu Picchu Sight in Peru

    Didn't really enjoy it, but you can't go to South America without seeing Machu Picchu

  • Mollepata City in Peru

    Starting point of Salkantay Trek

  • Salkantay Trek Trek in Peru

    Hiked from Mollepata to Collipapampa where I took a bus to the entrance of Llactapata. Landslides had ruined the trail so you would have had to hike on the main road. From Llactapata I walked to Aguas Calientes.

  • Lima City in Peru

    Spent quite a few days here with Daivd. Loved the pretty girls, the location, and the great food.

  • Caral City in Peru

    Thought it might be worth seeing the ruins. It wasn't

  • Barranca City in Peru

    Spent the night here while seeing Caral

  • Huaraz City in Peru

    Met Nuria at the hostel who joined me and David for our trek

  • Laguna 69 Trek Trek in Peru

    Very nice trek. Got lost from the trail and hiked through the bush. First one at the top!

  • Hualcayan City in Peru

    Starting point of the Alpamayo Trek

  • Alpamayo Trek Trek in Peru

    We were plannin on doing the circuit but decided to skip the Santa Cruz part, therefore ending at Pomabamba

  • Pomabamba City in Peru

    End of Alpamayo Trek. On the bus back to civilization we ran out of petrol, broke the bus and slept by the road for 8h.

  • Trujillo City in Peru

    Spent a day sightseeing with David, Nuria and an Argentinian girl

  • Huanchaco City in Peru

    Slept here while sightseeing the both the town and Trujillo

  • Mancora City in Peru

    Left my camera outside beneath the hammock during the rainiest day of the year

  • Tulcan City in Ecuador

    Spent the night here on my bus ride from Bogota to Cuenca

  • Quito City in Ecuador

    Spent a lot of time drinking a lot of coffee with David. Now living here.

  • Baños City in Ecuador

    Tried zip lining for the first time

  • Quilotoa Loop Trek in Ecuador

    Did a 3 day hike

  • Cuenca City in Ecuador

    Lived here.

  • Huaquillas City in Ecuador

    Bought 7 cartons of cigarettes. Peruvian prices.

  • Guayaquil City in Ecuador

    Visited Michelle a few times.

  • Riobamba City in Ecuador

    Spent the day with Keith before heading to Chimbrazo

  • Machachi City in Ecuador

    Dropped by twice as me and Keith were hiking and climibing volcanoes.

  • Aloasi City in Ecuador

    Spent a bit of time on the way up Corazon.

  • Chaupi City in Ecuador

    Spent the night in a hostel after Corazon and before Iliniza Norte.

  • Cotopaxi Circuit Trek in Ecuador

    Warm up hike as preparation for climibing Chimborazo. 80 km.

  • Corazon Peak in Ecuador

    Climbed a 4790m Volcano with Keith.

  • Iliniza Norte Peak in Ecuador

    Climbed a 5126m Volcano with Keith.

  • Chimborazo Peak in Ecuador

    Climbed to the furthest point from the center of the earth together with Keith. 6263m Volcano.

  • Cali City in Colombia
  • Ipiales City in Colombia

    Went to see Las Lajas cathedral

  • Medellín City in Colombia

    Spent my time with Alvaro mostly

  • Cartagena City in Colombia

    Met Alvaro, went to Playa Blanca

  • Santa Marta City in Colombia
  • Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona Trek in Colombia

    Walked around the park

  • Miami City in United States

    Visited with my family as well as alone, but I was too young to have seen anything of interest

  • Boynton Beach City in United States
  • Ocean Ridge City in United States

    Visiting my aunt who lives here

  • Seattle City in United States

    Preparing for PCT and met up with Simon.

  • Harts Pass Campground in United States

    Hiked up from the road with Simon after being dropped off by our Trail Angel Detour (Bert) who gave us a ride from Arlington. Met Mike, Joe and Tara (Floridian) and a few others I never met again. Arrived late afternoon, left early next morning.

  • Stehekin City in United States

    Reached the town with Simon and Mike at noon and left next day same time. Briefly met Drifter and hiked out with Joe and someone whose name I can't remember, no one saw him after Cascade Locks. Sent back ice axe and long underwear.

  • Steven's Pass Other in United States

    Had some issues finding a ride into Skykomish.

  • Skykomish City in United States

    Arrived evening and took a full zero with Simon, Mike and Joe. Stayed at the hotel, laundry in skirt, double dinner.

  • Snoqualmie Pass City in United States

    Arrived around noon, took the day and left following day around noon. Simon's last town before getting a ride back to Seattle by Dan (Aadvark). Met Bucket on the way in. Awesome food and wine. Mediocre pancakes at the Pancake House. New shoes didn't arrive. Left noon next day

  • White Pass Other in United States

    Arrived evening, got some leftovers and chips for dinner. Waited an entire day for new shoes to arrive. Mike showed up and we went to packwood after DHL dropped them off. Met my first North Bounder, Legend of all people.

  • Packwood City in United States

    Arrived afternoon with Mike, left early next morning with Cinch and French Fry. Cheapest hotel ever. Nice town.

  • Cascade Locks City in United States

    Met Glue and Brooke whom I missed up by Harts Pass. The day after Goat Rock's Wilderness I met Keith for the first time, met him again as I was eating ice cream in Cascade Locks. Took a zero and a full day.

  • Timberline Lodge Other in United States

    Arrived at 11ish, missed breakfast buffet. Great resupply from hiker box.

  • Olallie Lake Resort Campground in United States

    Arrived for some early breakfast coffee and left after one hour or so.

  • Big Lake Youth Camp Other in United States

    Arrived after having a lunch beer with a Trail Angle whose name I can't recall. Scratch knows. Got my resupply package, showered, and left.

  • Elk Lake Resort Campground in United States

    Arrived too early, no breakfast until 9am or something silly. Waited, charged, ate and left.

  • Shelter Cove Resort Campground in United States

    Got a care package from Marla.

  • Mazama Village City in United States

    Crater Lake rim trail was closed when I arrived, hitchhiked around and heard it would open the next day. Hitchhiked back and hiked it. Met Connecticut.

  • Callahan's Other in United States

    Arrived evening, had dinner and slept in their backyard. Met Connecticut again.

  • Ashland City in United States

    After Callahan's I went into Ashland, and took a full day off. Met Keith and we decided to hike out together the net day.

  • Seiad Valley City in United States

    First poison oak. Arrived late afternoon. Weird place. Left next day after breakfast.

  • Etna City in United States

    Perfect hitch, arrived late afteroon, ate, slept in motel and left early next morning.

  • Castella City in United States

    Nasty gas station area, arrived early evening, got a care package from Ann-Marie, left same night.

  • Burney Falls State Park City in United States

    Bad resupply, arrived and left pretty quickly to the ranch.

  • Burney Mountain Guest Ranch Other in United States

    Nice place, dinner, breakfast and spent the next day before night hiking Hat Creek's Rim.

  • Old Station City in United States

    Waited for Keith's package.

  • Drakesbad Guest Ranch Other in United States

    Waited for Keith's backpack. Met Sherpa who disappeared on the trail somewhere in Washington.

  • Belden City in United States

    Arrived early, had lunch, left same day. Festival town.

  • Sierra City City in United States

    Arrived early, all restaurants closed, had really expensive ice cream, left same day.

  • Truckee City in United States

    Perfect hitch, had dinner, yuppy marker resupply and went back to the trail to sleep. California girl had her car broken into by a bear.

  • Echo Lake Campground in United States

    Arrived noon, had ice cream and went into Tahoe.

  • South Lake Tahoe City in United States

    Arrived early afternoon, weird hitchhike guy, took a zero. Changed backpack, new shoes and picked up my tarp again.

  • Kennedy Meadow Resort Campground in United States

    Met Yakattack on the way, hitchhiked in together and had dinner, 4 ice creams and spent the night stealth camping in their campground. Had birthday breakfast.

  • Tuolumne Meadows City in United States

    Met Machine when he arrived on the bus coming from the Valley. Terrible place to eat. Left early afternoon.

  • Reds Meadow Campground Campground in United States

    Had lunch, resupplied for a long stretch and left.

  • Independence City in United States

    Arrived early, realized there's nothing in town so took the bus to Lone Pine. Saw Drifter on the way into Independence.

  • Lone Pine City in United States

    Looked for dinner, stayed in a motel and took the bus back the next morning after breakfast.

  • Kennedy Meadows Other in United States

    Caught up with drifter and arrived when the store was closed. Last day with breakfast following morning and met Scratch and Machine who hiked with.

  • Lake Isabella City in United States

    Arrived early noon and went back the same afternoon after having resupplied. Hiked with Machine.

  • Tehachapi City in United States

    Had amazing food, slept at Best Western, met Scratch, Machine and Drifter again.

  • Hikertown City in United States

    Arrived after dark, slept and left next morning. Arrived with Scratch and Machine and met Drifter the next morning. Didn't get my resupply package from Ann-Marie but the guy who runs the place drove ahead and left it for me on the trail. Met Cakes.

  • Lake Hughes City in United States

    Trail was closed so walked through Lake Hughes towards Green Valley. Scratch stayed in Green Valley.

  • Agua Dulce City in United States

    Arrived with Drifter and Machine came soon after. Met up with Keith's sister joined in. Had dinner and slept on the rail.

  • Wrightwood City in United States

    Arrived early, had terrible Mexican food, went back on trail the same day. Hiked with Cakes as well.

  • Cajon Pass Other in United States

    McDonald's was closed. Had coffee, snacks and continued on.

  • Big Bear Lake City in United States

    Arrived noon, spent the day and big part of the following day. Rented a cabin/house with Keith and his sister. Keith made breakfast. Had indian food. Alexis went back home.

  • Idyllwild City in United States

    Met up with Cakes again. Arrived early, had lunch in the grocery store and left.

  • Warner Springs City in United States

    Picked up my last care package from Ann Marie, continued after having eaten half of it.

  • Julian City in United States

    Met Cakes as she was hitchhiking into town. Had breakfast as well as apple pie and ice cream. Went back on trail after breakfast.

  • Mount Laguna City in United States

    Arrived for breakfast which ended up being ice cream. Keith had an entire refrigerator pie. Met Machine again.

  • Lake Morena City in United States

    Arrived in time for dinner which was amazing. Ate too much. Slept on the trail.

  • Campo City in United States

    Reached the border at 1:50pm together with Daddy Long Legs who I hiked with since Ashland. 2663 miles (4286 km) in 103 days. Only thru-hiker before us was Drifer who arrived the day before. Two other hikers arrived the day before him but they skipped sections up in Washington.

  • Pacific Crest Trail Trek in United States

    Hiked the entire PCT end-to-end from North to South in 103 days. 2663 miles or 4286 km.

  • Baracoa City in Cuba
  • Guantanamo City in Cuba

    Someone stole my bag including all my money, my passport and all my gear on the Camion (truck/bus) from Baracoa. Spent 4 days here waiting to be escorted to Havana

  • Santiago de Cuba City in Cuba
  • Havana City in Cuba

    Spent 9 days in immigration prison