We made a book about the trip….please buy it so we can go away again…

Home…..333 days later, 19.5 days of those in buses, 23 flights, 15 countries, many new friends, countless memories….now it’s back to reality (well, after we get over the jet lag)….
Thanks to those who have followed along, commented, emailed, experienced adventures with us and encouraged us along the way….we hope you have all enjoyed it as much as we have….

Home…..333 days later, 19.5 days of those in buses, 23 flights, 15 countries, many new friends, countless memories….now it’s back to reality (well, after we get over the jet lag)….

Thanks to those who have followed along, commented, emailed, experienced adventures with us and encouraged us along the way….we hope you have all enjoyed it as much as we have….

Family fun in Cape Cod…. Bowden/Foot/Zuest style….AKA- crazy laughing meltdowns, silly hats, loads of amazing food, lots of wine and face ache from smiling! 

Zoe gets some special time with her Mum and Peter….

Jacki and Paul are awesome hosts and the Zuest B & B will get some return guests I am sure!

Devon & Logan slobber all over us, cover us in dog hair and make our hearts melt….

Thanks guys! We miss you already 

Some inspiration from Zoe’s talented little bro….see more here

Some inspiration from Zoe’s talented little bro….see more here

More highlights from the trip….we saw our fair share of world class beaches, so here are our favourites:

- Playa Ancon, Cuba.  The small part of this beach before you get to the main stretch of sand is isolated, quiet, white sanded, palm tree backed with crystal clear turquoise waters.  Click here to see more. 

- Rendezvous Caye, Belize.  An uninhabited island in the middle of the ocean next to the Belize barrier reef, paradise.  Click here to see more.  

- Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.  Mile upon mile of uninterrupted white sand beaches between Montezuma and Mal Pais, backed by jungle and with world class surf.  Click here to see more.   

- Punta Del Diablo, Uruguay.  Quiet, no real roads, chilled out, endless sandy beaches…heaven.  Click here to see more. 

- Arraial D’Ajuda, Brazil.  Endless Brazilian beaches with lots of local stary dogs to make friends with.  Click here to see more.   

- Uvita, Costa Rica.  Long stretches of empty sand backed by Costa Rican jungle with a perfect beginners wave.  Click here to see more. 

Only a couple of days left, so a little indulgence from us with a look back at some of the highlights of the trip.  We have travelled a LONG WAY, in various forms of transportation and in varying levels of comfort, so here are our Best Journeys by:

- Car: Tupiza to the Salt Flats at Uyuni, Bolivia.  4 days, 1,000km, 5,000m altitudes, bumpy gravel roads, some of the most unbelievable scenery of the trip, all in the back of a 4x4.  Click here to see more.

- Foot: The W-Trek, Torres Del Paine Chile.  4 days, 65km, many blisters, snow capped mountains, turquoise lakes, avalanches, glaciers, driving rain and winds, pot noodle lunches….stunning.  Click here to see more.

- Boat: To The End Of The World.  Without heading to the Antarctic, you can’t go any further south than the mythical Cape Horn.  4 days, 3 nights sailing trhough the Magellen Straits, glaciers, storms and 12ft waves.  Click here to see more.  

- Bus: Patagonia, all of the many bus journeys.  32 hour bus trips, only passing through 3 towns….Its a big, big place, with vast open spaces…but stunningly beautiful.  Click here to see more.   

- Bike: La Boca to Playa Ancon, Cuba.  Picture perfect, sparsely inhabited Caribbean coastline, passing lobster restaurants and not much else until arriving at the white sanded Playa Ancon.  Click here to see more. 

- Horse: Tupiza, Bolivia.  Riding around the place Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid met their maker.  Click here to see more.  

When a bottle of water has “instructions for use”….you have to wonder about the world….

When a bottle of water has “instructions for use”….you have to wonder about the world….

Our slow integration back into society starts with 10 days in Cape Cod with Uncle Paul and Auntie Jacki. It generally involves so far - eating amazing seafood, cycling to the beach, playing with the puppies, Zoe eating her first ever oyster, drinking nice wine and Ali driving nice cars….its really tough being us!

Take me out to the ball game….the Boston Red Sox ball game, thanks to Uncle Paul for the pimp tickets and even more pimping car…..hot dogs, giant pretzels, home runs, Boston Bruins with the Stanley Cup, beers, seventh innings stretches, a great day out at our first ball game…. 

Bogota, our last few days in South America were spent walking into the scenes of novellas (popular daytime soaps), checking out Pablo Escobars “real” body, having hats steam fitted, taking more “scary” cable car rides and hanging out with our friends Russell and Holly….

2LEFTFEET: TRAVEL DIARY OF ALASTAIR SIMPSON & ZOE BOWDEN, 2 HOBOs. ____________________________


View by Country

- Argentina

- Belize

- Bolivia

- Brazil

- Cuba

- Chile

- Colombia

- Costa Rica

- England

- El Salvador

- Guatemala

- Honduras

- Hong Kong

- Panama

- Uruguay

- USA


On Our Ipods

  • Cymande
  • Laura Marling Speak Because I Can
  • Boo Williams
  • Juno Soundtrack