We were three like-minded wanderers who met and bought a bus in Quito, Ecuador. Now we travel around the South American continent, picking up like minded travelers. This is our story.

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Latest Blog Posts for The Gypsy Train

  • The Gypsy Train by Mike
    on Mar 8, 2012
  • A Letter to the Gypsies.
    on Jun 22, 2011
    By Zach WatsonEditor's note: This corresponds with Alex's Thank You Blog below.Those were our days, the days on the bus. I think back, now that it has been two months for me without bus, and I think about how incredible it all really was, how those...
  • A Retrospective Gypsy
    on Jun 22, 2011
    By Alex MehlinTravelling without The Gypsy Train is odd. I have become so accustom to the dizzyingly dynamic day- to-day events of the bus it is hard to adjust to a more passive travel experience. It seems that without the bus travelling is simplifie...
  • The selling of The Gypsy Train
    on May 18, 2011
    By Alex MehlinI bumped into a van when pulling the bus out of the parking lot in Potosi, Bolivia. The damage was minor but the guy managed to get 340 Bolivianos out of us. I was pissed at myself for the acident. Alaena and I drove 200 km to Sucre. Th...
  • Life after...
    on May 6, 2011
    So I started a depressingly funny new blog about life after the Gypsy Train...www.thesohemblues.blogspot.comIt's under my pseudonym, Johnathan Tweed, because I didn't want anybody to think that this was how I actually thought.But you know, fans, that...
  • Bienvenidos Bolivia
    on May 5, 2011
    By Alex MehlinWe successfully stamped out of Argentina. We walked five meters to the left to the Bolivian vehicle crossing guard. I mechanically produced our documents while Alaena sweat talked the guard through a warm smile. He glanced up through hi...
  • Bus Magic
    on Apr 29, 2011
    By Alex MehlinOur bags had just been stolen. Our bus was filled with emerging Gypsies. Horns honked as I glimpsed back, dangerously weaving through traffic while watching Zach’s awkwardly skinny body disappear in the morning smog. We drove out of M...
  • Hot Springs
    on Apr 24, 2011
    By Alex MehlinSince we have left Valparaiso, The Gypsy Train has been on a search for hot springs. We have looked long and far searching the seemingly endless array of South American hot spring only to long for the perfect bath. The idea bath is pict...
  • The Beginning of a Fellow Gypsy's Writing Career
    on Apr 19, 2011
    I think Mike might be a little shy about his newly found passion. But I think its great and I love the first installment of his new blog. Enjoy.
  • When you don't want bus...
    on Apr 16, 2011
    Zach W. WatsonThis is a recant of my last blog entry, “When you have bus…” I was caught up in the excitement of our successful trip to Iguazu when I had written the last blog. The trip to Iguazu was our final trip with all the original gypsies...
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