Stories South America

Below you will find Landcruising Adventure stories on South America.

Our South America journey started in 2007, but we had a different website then. As a result our stories below start at approx. August 2011, with a couple of flash-back stories that reach further back.

For the uninitiated, if you see a number, e.g. 8, you can click on that and it will zoom in on the 8 stories that lie underneath. To get back to the overview map, click on the icon with a little house on it that will then have appeared on the left side.

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Balbina’s Manatee Research Center: -1.917222, -59.473611
Crossing the Amazon on a Cargo Boat: -1.175390, -48.289220
Brazil\'s Worst Highway: the BR319 Through the Amazon: -3.106409, -60.026430
Welding Two Cracks in Aluminim: -1.455021, -48.502368
How \'Bout a New Toaster?: -1.364922, -48.479919
Dealing with Rust: Welding or Fixing with Fiberglass?: -1.414346, -48.471680
Driving the Transamazônica: -7.506166, -63.027172
Paying a sweetener?: -1.354625, -48.477001
The Tarantula Road Through the Amazon: -9.876497, -56.086425
Ford\'s Rubber Plantations in the Amazon: -2.698290, -54.888321
Sloth Crossing the Road: -2.001851, -59.567871
How Do You Get From Dunes to a Guesthouse to a New Website?: -2.489336, -43.296089
Rough Camping in the Dunes: -2.726807, -42.537088
Do You Trust People? – An Exploded Battery: -2.470317, -43.242478
Surprise en Route: Seahorses: -2.867007, -40.566587
From Limes to Caipirinha to Good Companionship: -3.000860, -39.698630
Life Along Brazil\'s North Coast: -2.881180, -39.908330
Eating from a Lotus Leaf: 6.406044, -58.623070
Guyana\'s Tapirs: 6.162401, -57.332153
Camping at a Logging Concession in Guyana: 6.077401, -58.681068
Carnival in Gualeguaychu, Argentina: -33.007778, -58.511167
Bye Bye Brazil: -19.009823, -57.654745
A Gesture of Welcome in a New Country: 5.883333, -57.133333
Gold Mines Around Mahdia: 5.238657, -59.149017
Do We Have Enough Diesel – Blockades in Guyana: 5.272845, -58.838654
Falling in Love. Again...: -17.840950, -60.734379
Why Visit Brazil\'s Major Cities?: -23.548943, -46.638818
Talking with Birds at Biocentro Güembe in East Bolivia: -17.768470, -63.249100
7 Adventurous, Cultural & Inspiring Road Trips in Brazil: -8.780670, -42.480380
Roughing it in South Bolivia: -21.672744, -62.460709
Fixing the Fenders: -21.435972, -65.719185
Our topper in South America: Exploring Salar de Uyuni: -20.142030, -67.570854
On the End of the Line - the Train Cemetery of Uyuni: -20.470000, -66.847220
Coen Goes Birdwatching in Guyana: 3.962746, -59.130581
A Washboarded World of Colored Lakes, Salt Flats, Fumaroles, Llamas and Flamingos: -22.786620, -67.819930
Studying Macaws and Ocelots: -10.840580, -65.369750
The Rains Have Started – How Long Will the Journey Take?: -10.810207, -65.351572
The Best Workshop in South America – Ernesto Hug in La Paz, Bolivi: -16.515570, -68.135830
Driving the World\'s Most Dangerous Road: -16.266096, -67.788391
From no-gos to Paradise: -2.852549, -40.690661
Blessing of the Land Cruiser is Copacabana: -16.166537, -69.085464
To Copacabana (Bolivia) and on to Peru: -16.225553, -69.095078
Tips for Rough Camping at Salar de Uyuni: -20.141049, -67.814484
Peru, a New Landcruising Adventure: -16.217312, -69.457626
Our top travel destinations in Argentina – and favorite lesser-known regions: -31.398930, -64.182129
Stupidest things overlanders brought on their journey: -13.525000, -71.972222
Ziplining to Machu Picchu?: -13.105340, -72.630867
Machu Picchu Through Coen\'s Lens: -13.163622, -72.545926
Impressions of Georgetown: 6.804611, -58.154831
What\'s so intriguing about keyholes? Sneak a Peek!: -20.385616, -43.503494
Driving Dunes and Beaches in Northeast Brazil: -2.859013, -40.695194
Seafood in Northeast Brazil: -9.666251, -35.735098
Creatures on the Road in South America: -15.598917, -56.094894
Boating to the Warappa Kreek and Colonial Plantations in Suriname: 5.833536, -55.020402
The Best Hot Springs and Thermal Baths in South America: -19.420000, -68.970000
Forces of Nature in South America: -22.908707, -68.199716
\'If you have a dream, you can make it happen\' – Meet Julie, Jean Baptiste and their 1977 Citroën 2CV Fourgonette: -16.499010, -68.146248
Paucartambo Festival: Masked Devils, the Virgin and Everything in Between: -13.315556, -71.591667
Travel Tips around Lake Titicaca: -15.796192, -69.383108
Why French Guiana is One of Our Favorite Travel Destinations: 4.922700, -52.326900
Watching Sea Turtles in South America – Where, When & How: 5.691046, -53.932405
From Hash to Trail Running, to Marathon?: 5.823201, -55.167880
Bake Your Own Bread! Are You Nuts? – Our Coleman Camp Oven: -13.505610, -71.985170
South Peru – a Tumor, an Earthquake and lots of Desert. : -16.398822, -71.536886
Hurling Sheep for Fun? A Festival in Bolivia: -18.933333, -64.933333
Challenges of a Car Rally in Suriname: 5.718479, -55.369720
Travels in Peru – Lima, Mountains, & Ruins: -12.130000, 0.000000
Peru/\'s Historical Past & Beach Pleasures: -8.105999, -79.074537
FlexCooking in Peru: -13.505610, -71.985170
Unleash the Dragon - Why Bring a Pressure Cooker on Your Overland Trip: -8.069990, -79.120950
Cool Clean Air, Your Engine Loves It – Our Air Filter Challenges: 2.823510, -60.675833
The Death Road Calendar: -16.194178, -67.728813
New Year/'s Eve in Ecuador: -2.900129, -79.005897
Hashing in Suriname (and the World): 5.823201, -55.167880
First Impressions of Ecuador – Destruction & Hope: -4.258300, -79.216590
The Three Kings Celebration in Saraguro, Ecuador: -3.621748, -79.238066
Natural Beauty - National Parks in Ecuador: -0.636210, -78.484000
Some Nut with a Loose Screw – Car Mechanics in Ecuador: -0.830000, -78.670000
Problem Solving on the Road (part one): -0.201873, -78.497314
Bureaucracies in French Guiana – Applying for a Surinamese Visa: 4.922700, -52.326900
Back to Europe?: 4.548928, -52.491857
Why French Guiana is One of Our Favorite Travel Destinations: 5.159700, -52.650300
Hiking in French Guiana – Watch out for Snakes: 4.514658, -52.066574
Problem Solving on the Road (part two): -0.163150, -78.467260
Nature\'s majesty – Watching Sea Turtles in French Guiana: 5.746120, -53.934230
A Sampula Party with Kali\'na Amerindians in French Guiana: 5.691046, -53.932405
Road Travel Peru – Part 1: -15.347762, -70.466309
The Altiplano of North Chile: -19.420000, -68.970000
Road Travel in Peru – part 2: -13.840915, -76.250830
Off-roading and Rough Camping at the Páramo of Zuleta: 0.198124, -78.072452
From Landcruising to Seacruising: -0.829278, -90.982067
A World of Peanut Butter: -8.085566, -79.110112
The Border Crossing of San Miguel: 0.343611, -76.910833
A World of Oil and Indigenous People: 0.343611, -76.910833
Renault 4s in Colombia: 1.150000, -76.647500
Reasons to visit Cali: 3.438290, -76.516110
The Workshop – Artistic Details: 4.714733, -74.055795
Boating to and around La Selva Jungle Lodge: -0.472685, -76.980732
Problem Solving on the Road, Part 3 – The Last Bolts: -0.163150, -78.467260
Venezuela, first impressions: Los Llanos: 7.894000, -67.473000
Venezuela, second impressions: the Andes Mountains: 8.600000, -71.150000
Venezuela, third impressions: the Gran Sabana: 4.597317, -61.110586
The Ultimate Road Trip in Venezuela: 4.523315, -61.525722
Having Fun on the Road – The Amagá Railroad Bridge: 6.039190, -75.707874
Academia 4x4 Duel of Couples in Bogotá: 4.917209, -73.941639
Taking Risks? A Trip to Colombia\'s Choco Region: 5.698665, -76.645092
5 Off-the-Beaten-Track Road Trips in Colombia: 4.985748, -75.182529
Traversing Los Llanos in Colombia: 5.527730, -70.139649
Overlanding in Venezuela: 9.701591, -70.298869
Where the Road Ends: 9.545398, -62.700391
Meet the Venezuelans: 8.275092, -62.767663
Off-Road in Northeast Brazil (part 1): -7.381892, -36.297840
Robbed in Brazil: -12.982535, -38.520429
Off-Road in Northeast Brazil (part 2): -10.364345, -46.693132
Batteries on Fire in Paraguay: -22.558466, -55.712624
Sightseeing in Paraguay: -25.408056, -54.588889
In Search of Franciscan Churches in Paraguay: -25.594982, -56.873283
The Toyoteiros of Salvador da Bahia : -12.972218, -38.501414
Chile\'s Most Northern Desert: -17.832374, -69.543457
Owru Yari in Suriname: 5.815489, -55.183640
The Overhaul in Guyana (part 1) – Welding the Land Cruiser: 6.801279, -58.155125
Remodeling the Land Cruiser (part 3) – Woodwork in Suriname: 5.794545, -55.479016
The Overhaul in the Guianas (part 2) – From Water Canisters to a Water Tank & Sink.: 5.794543, -55.479011
Overlanding in Guyana – Tips on where to go: 3.228271, -59.326172
Why Drive the Pan American Highway: -0.311450, -78.534141
9 Dramatic Mountain Passes in South America: 8.850000, -70.816667
13 Places in South America Where You\'ll be Dwarfed by Nature: -25.695259, -54.436666