Fun people I am meeting during my travels! Some folks I’ve had a great conversation with, others shared a meal, and still others I got to travel with. These are people I might never have met if I didn’t go on this adventure.
I met Sarah and Corinna, from Germany, on a Safari tour in El Calafate, Argentina, along with our tour guide, Fran! My first cool people in Argentina. As you can see we enjoyed our tour so much we went out for dinner and drinks together the next night.
.Jessica and Silvina from Argentina. Met them at my hotel in Calafate and we got friendly because I told them about the city since I had already been there a week – all in Spanish! We almost hiked together in Chalten and had a wonderful time talking about life and they taught me how to properly enjoy a matte!
Nath and Flo from France. Met them in Ushuaia on the way to the Laguna Verde. I didn’t know you had to hitch a ride there, so they were my first hitching partners! We hiked through tons of mud, and somehow their shoes were spotless and mine were a mess. They’re also on a break with work to live their lives.
Maria who I met in Bariloche on the bus from the airport. Turns out she quit her corporate job to travel for a while, and we had a lot in common. And, looks like we have some travel paths in common, looking forward to meeting again!
Leila and Martha from the north of Argentina. We met in Bariloche and traveled together in Villa La Angostura. Absolutely LOVELY and they always made sure I got home safely at night. Thank you!
Lou and his family. Argentinians who live in California. We met because Loui saw I was alone for a boat tour and immediately took care of me. I had great company the whole day, meal companions and wonderful conversation!
Lourens from South Africa. We met in Villa La Angostura and ended up traveling the same way for a while. Thanks to him I saw small towns I never would have even heard of, hitchhiked, slept on a police office floor (!!) and ate lots of good food as he’s an excellent cook!
My yerba mate friends! Took an amazing class with Melanie, Mera, and Sofia in Bariloche. This taught me so much about the culture and history of mate and made me enjoy the drink even more, thank you!
Michael, who I met on Easter Island because he had picked up my friends hitch-hiking there the day before! We had a great day exploring the island in his rental car.
Anastassia and Priscilla. Met them both on Easter Island – Priscilla just moved there! Lovely women and Anastassia and I shared a special moment seeing a sea turtle in the ocean!
Chloe and Sebastian, from France. Met on a walking tour thanks to Maria, there in the back, and almost met up again in San Pedro de Atacama!
Souza, from Brazil. Met in La Serena. Just a lovely person inside and out. Caring and gave me a makeover and lipstick so I could go dancing with her in Brazil!
Dorothea and Ilka from Germany. We met on a tour to the Altiplanacas in the Atacama. I helped Ilka with car sickness medication and she consoled me when I got altitude sickness! Then we met again in Purmamarca.
Celine, from France. We met on a day tour in Salta and ended up enjoying a couple of dinners later in the week. Wonderful to use my French! 🙂
Robert and Stefan, brothers from Mexico. We met when our tour guide called our last names and they sound so similar we thought we were related. We had a great time getting soaked in the Iguazu waterfalls!
Daniel from Colombia. We met at our hostel, visited a flea market together in San Telmo, ate lunch at the market then walked around drinking an open bottle of red wine – fabulous!
Walter, my Peru Hop guide. Helpful, a really good tour guide, funny, and will greatly miss him being in charge of our bus and our lives!
Alex from New Zealand. She was my seat mate on our Peru Hop buses from Lima to Huacachina, and ended up being a very cool person. So glad I chose the right seat on the bus!
The boys from the Peru Hop bus! Drake and Athanasios from the US, and Pablo from Argentina. Pablo and I enjoyed lots of discussions about Argentina. Drake and Athanasios were happy, positive, awesome people to be around. Thanks for sharing your energy guys!
Angel, from Shanghai, who I met in Lima and ended up staying with in Cusco, and Amilcar, from Venezuela, who I met through Angel and is trying to support his family back home. Angel and I went to Machu Pichu together!
I met Flo in a Facebook group. She came on The Inspired Nomads as a guest…in person because we got to meet live in Cusco, Peru! Great gal also out there traveling the world.
Ronel and Charles. A lovely couple I met on the train from Johannesburg to Cape Town which was 11 hours late due to a series of unfortunate incidents…they kept me company and made sure I was safe.
Myles and Fred were two of my first friends in Cape Town! Myles manages “Free From Eatery” and Fred owns “Biltong and Blade” – check them both out on St George’s Mall!
Paz and Maite from Argentina (thanks for the yerba mate!!), Shamesh from Australia, Bebe from England and Devon, our guide, all met on my Garden Route tour – an excellent 4 days together in beautiful scenery!
I met Jennifer through a mutual friend and we had a blast in Cape Town! We enjoyed a day in Franshoek via the Wine Tram as well as several great dinners and fun chats. She made my time in Cape Town even more fun.
I met Lientjie in Uruguay. She’s from Namibia and we shared a great discussion. Then I went to Windhoek and she drove all the way to meet me for a coffee! And, with the African water turning my hair to straw, she bought me some hair conditioning cream and introduced me to red cappucino.
I met Gomez on Camp’s Bay beach in Cape Town. He’s from Zanzibar and sells bracelets. He gave me one and someone took it from me so I went back and bought another.
A beautiful day on the beach in Ilha da Culatra on the Algarve in Portugal led me to a wonderful chat and I even got a beautiful shell to commemorate the experience.
On my first night out in Christchurch, New Zealand, I met Deb at dinner. She and I quickly got along and she invited me to stay with her. We have lots in common and she’s a rocking successful businesswoman.
Dining alone in Queenstown, I met Don and Dana from Arkansas at the table next to mine. They’re a lovely and lively couple and invited me to tour around Arrowtown with them. What a lovely time!