What This Is All About

We'll be posting updates here periodically about our trip.

We'll do our best to provide content multiple times per week, though we usually fail spectacularly in this respect. Topics will likely vary as we'll write when inspiration strikes.

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We've created a map of our journey so far below:

Terror in the UK

Driving against your brain

### Mollie's Take Bravely (or foolishly) Ryan opted to rent a car for our Scottish adventure, and took full responsibility for driving it the entire time. It might have been easier, but to save money, he opted for a manual transmission… in the UK- where you both drive on the left hand side and change gears with your left hand. Oh, and the turn signal is also still on the left. [Read More]

The Scottish Highlands

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North...

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North, The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth; Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love. Robert Burns (Map from [Lonely Planet](https://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/europe/scotland/)) The Highlands are the part of Scotland generally referring to the area North of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Our trip took us from Edinburg, to Glasgow, to Lull, to Oban, to Skye, to Inverness, and then to Stirling to finish it up. [Read More]

Glasgow

A modern Scotland

I seem to have a problem- everywhere we go, I decide I could live there. This rule held up in Glasgow! It is such a vibrant city, full of activity; and has such nice people. It was seriously quite amazing how open and friendly people were. We were taking a selfie outside of a restaurant and a security guard offered to take the picture for us. He then took multiple pictures, asked where we were visiting from, then gave us a bunch of information about the area and recommended going around the corner to Ashton Lane, where the picture above was taken. [Read More]

Edinburgh

Pronounced as -burah, not -burg

I really wasn't expecting Edinburgh to be so beautiful! What a difference compared to Buenos Aires, where the style was all over the place in terms of architecture (younger city + no building codes + people wanting to copy Paris, London, and Madrid styles = no uniform look). Edinburgh's main flavor is sandstone. For us, the amount of tourists was kind of shocking (and rather off-putting). I think this mostly has to do with the fact that we didn't really come across any in Buenos Aires. [Read More]

Overnight in London

A small leap across the pond

It was about time that we left South America and continued onto our next adventure…Europe! We found tickets on Norwegian Airlines direct from Buenos Aires to London Gatwick, leaving at 11:00 AM and arriving at 4:00 AM. For about $700 each we were in their “Premium Class” (business class doesn't exist on budget airlines). It was well worth the price for a 12.5 hour flight. We had tons of leg room, two free meals, free alcohol (we didn't partake, but it's an option), and an entertainment tablet sitting in the arm rest. [Read More]

Punta del Este

We decided to take a short trip across the river during our last few weeks in South America, and arguably the quickest flight we've ever been on. A whole thirty minutes in the air to Punta del Este, Uruguay. For the uninitiated, Punta is a famous beach town here in South America, busting at the seams with tourists during the summer months of December to March and (as we learned) virtually empty during the off season. [Read More]

5 Things I Love and Hate About Buenos Aires

Sometimes I miss home, other times I forget all about it

It's been almost three months since we left the US to begin this trip. In that time we've spent time in various parts of South America, but the bulk of our time has been spent in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There's a lot to love about this city, but it has its quirks too; and Argentina is a far more dysfunctional country than the US. So without further ado, here are the five things I love most about Buenos Aires and the five things I hate the most about Buenos Aires. [Read More]

The Raymonds Come to Visit!

I cried when I found out my parents were coming to visit us 😬 I was so excited!! High on the priority list was obviously ice cream. Our favorite at the time- LadoBueno. The second stop was the most beautiful bookstore in the world- El Ateneo Grand Splendid. It's in an old theater and just begs to be photographed. We went to the Teatro Colón to see the Orquestra Filarmónica de Buenos Aires. [Read More]

Iguazu Falls

Welcome to the Jungle

Have you ever been to a place that fills you with such awe that no picture or description could possibly convey the true power of what you've witnessed? A place that must be experienced firsthand to be truly known? Well, I would say this is pretty accurate for almost 100% of the places we've been to so far on this trip, but it's especially true of Iguazu Falls. Just be sure to keep that in mind when looking at these pictures😜. [Read More]

San Pedro de Atacama

High and dry

The Atacama desert is one of the driest places on Earth, second only to Antarctica. It also exists at an extremely high elevation (which is part of the reason for the minimal moisture). San Pedro de Atacama was suggested as one of the top places to visit in Chile. As with much of our trip, we didn't have much of a plan once we arrived. We found a quaint Airbnb the week before we were set to arrive. [Read More]