October 15, 2017

Long before arriving in Sulawesi, we’d talked about setting ourselves up as castaways on a remote beach somewhere. This seemed a good confluence of Oliver’s desire to be immersed in island biodiversity, and Piia’s enduring love...

September 6, 2017

With a goal of splitting our time between marine and terrestrial diversity, we headed inland from Bunaken to the forests of Tangkoko National Park (famous for Celebes crested macaques and spectral tarsiers). We stayed in a simpl...

July 5, 2017

We arrived in north Sulawesi, Indonesia, two hours late, in the dark, and in the pouring rain. Frenetic, lawless traffic shot past our rain-soaked windshield on the half-hour ride to downtown Manado - renegade scooters zipped in...

April 1, 2017

Our six-month itinerary didn't include any non-mandatory big city time. One of the (unsurprising) realizations we came to while planning things out is that both of us would consistently choose time in the wild over urban explora...

March 27, 2017

Oliver rarely dances. But when he does it's in Chile, in a circus and for a paying audience.

After the hike, we threw our shoes in the garbage (with great ceremony) and decided to change into a comfortable set of wheels. Still be...

February 16, 2017

After spending an extra night in Osorno to make sure Piia was recovered from a stomach bug, we felt rested and ready to return to the trail. We left the road and headed to our last volcano area crossing, in Puyehue National Park...

January 22, 2017

In Osorno, with nearly 1,000 km down, and it feels like we've really hit our stride. With (usually) cooler weather, we're covering more ground each day (and discovering just how much the heat further north was wearing us out, in...

January 12, 2017

We started the third part of our hike in the late afternoon of rainy New Year’s eve. There were no fireworks in the sky but having something else than pasta, meaning bread and cheese, for dinner was our way of welcoming the year...

December 31, 2016

450 km behind us now, and we’re in Los Ángeles for provisions and as many french fries as we can eat in two days.

Our return to the trail from our last resupply went very smoothly. We’ve come to find that we can rely on easy hitc...

December 21, 2016

The first 240 km of the hike done, and we're in Chillan for resupply.

While we plan to put down a thorough write-up of the trail (complete with Piia's photos) after we're finished the trail, we'll post some quick updates (with a...

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