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The Ultimate Mega-Honeymoon!

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The Ultimate Mega-Honeymoon!

Quit jobs, check. Rent house out, done. Sign up for Barclays Arrival Card, definitely. Book one way flights, check again. This was the beginning of our 1 year adventure we call our “Megamoon”. Our first 3 months to end 2017 covered the western side of South America, including Colombia, Peru, Chile & Argentina! In Colombia, we galloped on horses through the jungle,  relaxed on the biggest hammock in all of South America, stood underneath the world’s tallest palm trees in the Cócora Valley & toured coffee farms in the world famous “Zona Cafetera”. Colombia was an extremely budget friendly experience with welcoming people who are seeing a spike in tourism. Arriving next in Peru we had our best food experience in Lima, tasting their Chifa fusion (Peruvian & Japanese) and the BEST CEVICHE in the world! The rest of the country provided us with unique opportunities like riding dune buggies in Paracas National Reserve, sandboarding the dunes of Huacachina and riding horse through the Sacred Valley. Not lacking in history, we visited countless Inca ruins, including the great Machu Picchu discovered just over 100 years ago. Chile, the narrowest country in the continent, showed us what life on Mars would be like & let us float in a crystal blue salt lagoon in their Atacama Desert. Moving south to Pucon we whitewater rafted on an extreme river & hiked to the crater of the most active Volcano in all of South America! Further south in a remote area of Puerto Rio Tranquilo we visited over 55,00 tons of natural marble caves. Chile is impressive to say the least, providing endless outdoor adventure. Lastly we touched down in Argentina, the land of Malbec wine & futbol. But it is so much more than that! We visited the vineyards in Mendoza, learned to Tango in Buenos Aires & enjoyed the best steaks the country has to offer. Bariloche provided the most beautiful scenery on this large continent and someone found our lost iPhone 7 and returned it to us!! Talk about great people. For adventure, we headed down to the Patagonia one of the only places where you can hike on a glacier and enjoy a glass of whisky with real glacier ice! At El Chalten we trekked over 15 miles in one day to see Mount Fitzroy, the same one you see on the Patagonia clothing company’s logo! Needless to say not only was this 3 month adventure our favorite of 2017 but our experience of a lifetime so far. Sharing this story with the Barclays Community reminds us of how much we have done and just how lucky we are! We welcome you to follow our travel page on IG @themegamooners Cheers! Laguna De Los Tres- El Chalten (Patagonia logo behind the clouds)Laguna De Los Tres- El Chalten (Patagonia logo behind the clouds)

 

55,000 Tons of Marble! ~ Puerto Rio Tranquilo55,000 Tons of Marble! ~ Puerto Rio Tranquilo

 

The crater of Volcan Villarrica, most active Volcano in ChileThe crater of Volcan Villarrica, most active Volcano in Chile

 

Tango Classes in Buenos AiresTango Classes in Buenos Aires

 

El Puente De La Mujer, or “The Lady Bridge” - Buenos AiresEl Puente De La Mujer, or “The Lady Bridge” - Buenos Aires

 

Buenos Aires at night from our AirBNBBuenos Aires at night from our AirBNB

 

San Martin, Patagonia- Camino De Los 7 Lagos, “The 7 River Road” -This is a hidden gem we found by accident!San Martin, Patagonia- Camino De Los 7 Lagos, “The 7 River Road” -This is a hidden gem we found by accident!

 

Perito Moreno Glacier, largest accessible glacier in the PatagoniaPerito Moreno Glacier, largest accessible glacier in the Patagonia

 

Hiking on Perito Moreno! Unforgettable experience.Hiking on Perito Moreno! Unforgettable experience.

 

Whisky with glacier ice! That much better :-)Whisky with glacier ice! That much better :-)

 

Laguna Escondida in San Pedro De Atacama desert, don’t mind us we just came here to float!Laguna Escondida in San Pedro De Atacama desert, don’t mind us we just came here to float!

 

The Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert, looks like Mars if you ask me!The Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert, looks like Mars if you ask me!

 

Wine tasting & vineyard tour in Mendoza ArgentinaWine tasting & vineyard tour in Mendoza Argentina

 

Cool city of Valaparaiso, ChileCool city of Valaparaiso, Chile

 

Chair lift up Cerró Catedral in Bariloche, ArgentinaChair lift up Cerró Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina

 

Kayaking in Bariloche, ArgentinaKayaking in Bariloche, Argentina

 

Dune Buggying through the desert in Paracas, PeruDune Buggying through the desert in Paracas, Peru

 

Sandboarding in Huacachina, PeruSandboarding in Huacachina, Peru

 

The amazing view at the top of the sand dunes in HuacachinaThe amazing view at the top of the sand dunes in Huacachina

 

Como te Llamas? Met this cute guy at Machu PicchuComo te Llamas? Met this cute guy at Machu Picchu

 

Our favorite Machu Picchu picture!Our favorite Machu Picchu picture!

 

A little love at the edge of the largest hammock in South America~ Minca, ColombiaA little love at the edge of the largest hammock in South America~ Minca, Colombia

 

Medellin, ColombiaMedellin, Colombia

 

Tallest wax palms in the world! Salento, ColombiaTallest wax palms in the world! Salento, Colombia

 

The best horse ride ever done, felt Indiana Jones- Salento, ColombiaThe best horse ride ever done, felt Indiana Jones- Salento, Colombia

 

At 10,500 feet over the city of Bogota! To think there are 10 million people down there....At 10,500 feet over the city of Bogota! To think there are 10 million people down there....

 

Foodie tour in Lima, Peru!Foodie tour in Lima, Peru!

 

Our first picture of the trip! Cartagena, ColombiaOur first picture of the trip! Cartagena, Colombia

 

Bora Bora Island in Las Islas Del Rosario, 30 minute speedboat ride from Cartagena!Bora Bora Island in Las Islas Del Rosario, 30 minute speedboat ride from Cartagena!

 

Strolling the streets of CartagenaStrolling the streets of Cartagena

 

Practicing the new no job life in Playa Cristal, Santa Marta, ColombiaPracticing the new no job life in Playa Cristal, Santa Marta, Colombia

 

Palomino, ColombiaPalomino, Colombia

 

A great picture we took while in Palomino was used to promote tourism in the small beach town!A great picture we took while in Palomino was used to promote tourism in the small beach town!