Our first encounter with Chris was in the southern Argentinean town of El Califate where, together with her friend Loes, she proceeded to ridicule Franklin and I for apparently “giggling like a pair of school girls” to stand up comedy youtube clips. From the Netherlands and just 18, Chris was on the most part travelling South America alone, something she could have only ever done using that feisty attitude that Frank and I eventually came to love.

We crossed paths again in Santiago, San pedro, Uyuni and eventually Bogota and she became something of a pleasure for our heroic duo.