First steps in South America

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First of all, sorry for the lack of updates on this page. Maintaining the Facebook page and this blog turns out to be a lot more work that we initially think it would be. Here is, finally, our post about Ecuador, the first country in our South American journey. For those of you who are not on Facebook, you can still see our page by simply going to this address: https://www.facebook.com/longexposuretravel   As I’m lying on the couch trying to fall asleep, I can hear the appliances around me playing…read more

A small bite of the Big Apple

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“This is a Manhattan bound J local train” we hear as we step inside the subway. It is now 10pm local time, but actually 4am on the next day for our biological clocks. We flew from London with what was Marieta’s first intercontinental flight, and tried not to sleep too much during the 8 hours trip in order to spend a complete night when arriving to New York and avoid jet lag. So here we are, fighting to stay awake in the subway, half an hour away from the apartment…read more

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Safety measures

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Before leaving for such an adventure, you have to make sure that you take all the necessary measures: emergency kit, vaccines and insurance. For our travel insurance, we chose “Cap Adventure” from Chapka Assurances. Read more at http://www.chapkadirect.fr/index.php?action=produit&id=622

One month until step two

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In one month exactly, we will already be flying to Ecuador, the second country on our itinerary. Such deadlines are starting to make me realise the adventure we have gotten ourselves into: twelve months travelling the world with our backpacks and cameras. A whole year seems like a long time when you initially plan a trip, but we have slowly became aware that it is, in fact, a lot shorter than we thought. When planning our itinerary for the South American continent for example, we realised that six months spend…read more