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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Photo Friday – Salar de Uyuni

Photo Friday is a concept I’ve borrowed from my other blog, www.emilyluxton.co.uk. To make Backpack South America a little more colourful, I thought I’d publish one of my favourite photos from my five month South America trip every Friday. If you have a great photo from South America, send it…

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How to Budget for the Galapagos

Hi! I’m Andrea from the Andrea On Vacation travel blog. My sabbatical is over and am back to my 9 to 5 job but my passion is travel. Vacation days don’t go to waste in my world. Recently I travelled to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Here is my experience about budgeting for…

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Review – Peru Hop

Peru Hop are Peru’s first hop on, hop off bus company providing great transport between Lima and Cusco with some awesome stop overs on the way! A really good way to meet other backpackers and have fun while travelling through Peru. FYI – Peru Hop didn’t commission this write up –…

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