Destination: South America

  • All South America
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
All South America
  • All South America
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
Iguazzu
Argentina

The Other Side of Iguazu

The Brazilian side of Iguazu offers an overview, but the Argentinian side offers and up close look at the amazing falls. We spent our second day exploring the Argentinian side of the falls which consists of pathways zig-zagging across the …

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Iguazzu
Brazil

Incredible Iguazu Falls

After a long journey from the Costa Verde through Sao Paulo, we finally arrived at our destination – Iguazu Falls. We opted to stay on the Brazilian side (Foz do Iguaçu) of the falls for two nights, after which we …

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Paraty
Brazil

Quick Trip to Paraty

Paraty is a coastal town south of Rio which was settled by the Portuguese in 1667. It has a historic downtown which is closed to cars and has beautifully preserved buildings and churches. We arrived in Paraty from Ilha Grande …

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Beach
Brazil

Finding Paradise on Ilha Grande

My favorite spot in Brazil, perhaps in the world, is Ilha Grande (Big Island). It is located about 3 hours south of Rio de Janerio, along the Costa Verde (green costa) and this island is paradise on earth. There are …

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Petropolis
Brazil

A Day Trip to Petropolis

After 5 days of Rio Carnival madness, we desperately needed a break from the city so we set off to the mountain town of Petropolis. Also known as “The Imperial City of Brazil”, this beautiful colonial town is the location …

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Favelas
Brazil

Rio Favela Tours

My travel partner is always one for alternative travel. She has a big concern for social and environmental issues and is constantly investigating hostels with recycling programs and ecological tours. One of the new day tour concepts in Rio is …

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Carnaval
Brazil

Survival Guide: Rio Carnival

There is very little that can prepare you for a city the size of Rio de Janeiro, especially when its during Carnival. Rio is nicknamed the Cidade Maravilhosa or “The Marvelous City” for good reason, its quite stunning with its …

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Rio de Janerio
Brazil

Rockin in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (“River of January”) is the second largest city in Brazil and the biggest city I have even been to. Rio is known for its beautiful natural setting, carnival, samba, its beaches (Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon) and its …

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Coast of Chile
Chile

Colorful Coast of Chile

A short bus ride away from the capital of Santiago are two pleasant coastal towns – Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Both are completely different in every way despite them being only 20 mins apart. Valparaiso is a harbor town …

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Santiago
Chile

Chillin out in Santiago

Following Easter Island, we made our way back to Santiago the capital of Chile. Its a large city of about 6 million people and is located in the center of Chile. We spent a few days wandering around shopping in artisan markets …

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