The Big Trip – One month left

No kidding, we just hit the 1 month milestone. In 30 days we will set off on our biggest adventure ever. The last few weeks have been full of excitement, stressful moments, yet full of so much fun. The main focus points have been administration, planning …

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Exploring Craft Beers in Lisbon

Portugal, and more specifically Lisbon, was back in the days the first independent trip for Mr. Fries. 18 years old, no parents, no school. Just 2 undergrad students (with a friend) on a journey through a very pleasant country. 2006 seems like decades ago, probably …

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The Visa Hassle – Update South America

It’s late August, we’re little over 1 month out before we set off on our Big Trip. It’s time to give a short update on our visa struggle. After Ms. Rice successfully received her Peruvian visa in July, things took up some speed in the beginning …

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Visiting Ghent Beer Festival 2016

In Belgium, beer festivals are sort of a tradition. They may vary in size, like the country’s largest beer festival in April, just out of the city center of Leuven, with almost 100 breweries, and thousands of beer fans from around the world. However, small is beautiful, which the people …

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Meet up with Totem Brewery (Ghent)

During the 7th edition of the Ghent Beer festival on August 20th 2016, our craft beer devotion led us to one corner of the festival: “the brewer’s bar”. After choosing 2 tasters of Totem (more on this later), we started talking with Klaas Dellaert, the brewer …

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The quest for craft beer – South America (2)

After our first post about the Peruvian and Bolivian craft beer scene, we will continue on the remaining countries we’ll visit in South America. We’ve been in touch with the Peruvian craft beer association, who actually told us about the South American “Cup” of craft beers, …

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Planning Argentina & Uruguay

In our final part of the trilogy of planning for South America (Peru-Boliva and Chile-Patagonia), we’ll be in the Northern area of Argentina and Uruguay for almost 2 weeks. Our first part of the Big Trip will be getting to and end, yet we still plan …

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The quest for craft beer – South America (1)

One of our passions is beer. It’s true, we’re beer geeks. Being able to live in Belgium helps a lot: classical Trappist beers, beautiful Geuze beers, and plenty of changes in the craft beer scene, you name it, it’s all there in our small country. Small …

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Planning Chile & Patagonia

When we started looking at the map of South America and started our research about Chile, we realized two things: it’s a beautiful country with lots of things to see and do, but the darn place is oh so stretched (4,300 km) . Thus, we took this into …

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Big Trip – 2 months pending

So, 2 months. What are we working on? We’ve been planning for the visas (more on this here) and the schedule (Peru-Bolivia), but we also shifted to a higher gear with respect to our gear. What are we going to pack? How much do we …

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