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About Two Flightless Birds

We're a fun-loving pair of kiwis, attempting to travel home to New Zealand from Scotland without flying.

Adios Amigos!

Thank you for reading our blog! We’ve left South America with so many fond memories. We’ve packed our bags again and are attempting to travel back to New Zealand without flying. We have a new blog (which we will hopefully … Continue reading

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New York: ‘I want to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep’

Two vagabonds, one with no shoes, we arrived in NY. I don’t think I’ve ever been more pleased to hear the English language, 8 months of concentrating on what I was saying was quite taxing, but I now realise that … Continue reading

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Colombia: Cruising around the Caribbean

To explore the Colombian slice of the Caribbean we based ourselves in Cartagena, and what a spot! So beautiful – The buildings, the people, the food, and all the colour! We visited Playa Blanca – Catching a bus that broke … Continue reading

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Colombia: Colombia is passion, or so they say!

Bogota: Part 1 Off the Amazon into a modern city, the contrast is amazing! Street food, chorizo, hotdogs and aromatica (honey, herbs, hotwater and rum for an extra 1000 pesos). The streets of Bogota were alive with life when we … Continue reading

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The Amazon: Amazing on and on and on

A wee trip down the Amazon! Our plan was to travel from Coca, Ecuador down the Rio Napo then the Amazon until the point where Peru, Colombia and Brasil meet. ┬áThere were varying opinions about whether this was possible. But … Continue reading

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Ecuador: ‘LA PLAYA’

We cruised into Guayaquil on Cruz del Sur. What a dream – The best bus trip of the entire trip! Not much to write home about here – A walk around town and giant beer from a diary. Puerto Lopez … Continue reading

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Peru: The North

After nearly two months at altitude, we were craving sea level so sun hopped our way up the coast of Peru! A well timed stop saw us in Lunahuana in time for their annual harvest festival. We joined the locals … Continue reading

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