Destination: South America

  • All South America
  • Brazil
  • Chile
All South America
  • All South America
  • Brazil
  • Chile
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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Brazil

Finding Paradise on Ilha Grande

My favourite 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. The island …

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Brazil

A Day Trip to Petropolis

After 5 days of Carnival madness in Rio de Janerio, 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 …

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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 de …

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Brazil

Survival Guide: Rio Carnival

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

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Brazil

Experiencing 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 crime …

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Chile

Colorful Coast of Chile

A short bus ride away from the capital of Santiago is 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 harbour town …

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Chile

Chilling 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 centre of Chile. We spent a few days wandering around shopping in …

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Chile

Easter Island Tapati Festival

Easter Island is an incredible place. Even more so during the yearly Tapati cultural festival. During this week-long festival, this island is alive with competitions, concerts, sporting events, artistic displays, feasts and many other events. We were fortunate enough to …

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Chile

Bucket List: Visit the Mysterious Easter Island

After leaving Mendoza, we travelled through the Andes and into Chile to the capital of Santiago. We only stayed a short time before we boarded a plane to the place I’ve always wanted to visit – the mysterious Easter Island. …

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