Photo Friday… World Cup Mural in Rio

I spotted this huge mural in the Santa Teresa district of Rio’s centre. This artistict and vibrant neighbourhood has long been campaigning for the reopening of their Bonde, Rio’s last surviving tram system which ran from Lapa to Santa Teresa until it was closed in 2012 following an accident. The…

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Photo Friday – Dinosaur Footprint, Torotoro

Today’s Photo Friday was taken in one of my favourite parts of Bolivia – the beautiful and fascinating Torotoro national park. Among stunning landscapes and dark caves, we also saw hundreds of dinosaur footprints, left behind during some mass migration from one side of the continent to the other. This…

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Iguassu Falls: Brazil vs Argentina

Iguassu, Iguazu or Iguaçu – what really is the difference between the falls at Brazil and Argentina? As I learnt from the World Cup in South America, Brazil and Argentina have something of a rivalry, and this is pretty well exemplified by their joint ownership of the incredible Iguazu Falls. For…

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Review – Chalten Travel, Argentina

Chalten Travel (Argentina) Can you really say that you have been to Argentina if you don’t go to Patagonia? The obvious answer here is “no”. While some readers will be independent travellers on a budget that have months to explore a place and search for the best deals, some others…

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Review – Salta Rafting, Argentina

Salta Rafting (Argentina) Salta is located in the North West of Argentina, in the spectacular Andean region. The setting is gorgeous and it is a great place to visit for adventure lovers seeking that extra kick. Salta Rafting (www.saltarafting.com) managed to make me live what I still considered one of…

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Photo Friday – Father and Son at Machu Picchu

This week’s Photo Friday is one of my absolute favourite shots from Machu Picchu. As we were exploring the ruins, I spotted this lovely father and son in traditional clothes looking at the view together, and had to snap a quick photo. I love the bright colours and geometric patterns…

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Photo Friday – Iguassu Falls

This week’s Photo Friday comes from one of my favourite places in South America; the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls. This shot was taken from the Upper Trail on the Argentina side. A post will come soon to outline the difference between the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the falls, and what…

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Review – Colombia Rafting Expediciones, San Gil

If you are into rafting, you should rely on Colombia Rafting Expediciones (colombiarafting.com). Many companies in San Gil organise rafting excursions but this is the most reliable one. Unexperienced rafters may prefer opting for the easier Rio Fonce – with rafts of grades 1 to 3. If you are in the…

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Review – Colombian Bike Junkies, San Gil

If you are an adventure seeker, you have a choice of about a million places to go to in Colombia. It surely depends on the kind of adventure you are looking for. San Gil is definitely THE place for extreme sports and you can easily fill up your days there…

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Photo Friday – Fuerza Bruta

Today’s Photo Friday is a surreal shot I took at the utterly insane Fuerza Bruta in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A glass-bottomed pool was suspended from the ceiling and backlit, so that the swimmers were silhouettes above our heads and the water created beautiful patterns in the coloured light above our…

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Photo Friday – Amazon River

A fisherman sailing out into the Amazon River at the border of Colombia, Brazil and Peru – a place where we visited all three countries in under half an hour. I took this as we crossed from Leticia in Colombia to Santa Rosa in Peru, ready to take a twelve…

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How to Visit Playa Blanca, Cartagena

When it comes to beaches, there are some stunning options around Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast, but the idyllic white sand and crystal clear waters of Playa Blanca have to be top of the list. A long stretch of beach, lined with palm trees, alongside the warm Caribbean sea, with…

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