Photo Friday – Hiking in Santa Cruz, Argentina

Backpackers hiking in Patagonia

The spirit of Backpacking – by Sathish J I cannot pin one reason as a sole motivation to backpack. It is because we yearn to get out of the physical world, get out of all the manifestations of mechanical life that seek to bind us to the ordinary, get out of the mundaneness…

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Photo Friday – Easter Parade in Cusco

Easter parade in Cusco Peru

This week’s Photo Friday was shot at Easter in Cusco last year. For the whole of Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter Sunday, Peru was filled with parades, celebrations, processions and fireworks – it was a fantastic atmosphere! If you have a great photo from South America, send…

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Photo Friday – Condor at Colca Canyon

Today’s Photo Friday is a shot of an Andean Condor, spotted from the Cruz del Condor in Colca Canyon, Peru. With a wingspan of up to three meters, these enormous birds are among the largest in the world that are able to fly. Early in the morning, they take off…

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Photo Friday – Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival 2015

An amazing Photo Friday this week from Rio Carnival 2015, by Terry George on Flickr.  Last year, I was in Colombia for carnival and celebrated it in Barranquilla – but Rio Carnival is definitely on my bucket list! If you have a great photo from South America, send it to…

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Photo Friday – San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Today’s Photo Friday comes from the desert town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. The town is right on the edge of the baking desert of Atacama – the driest place in the world. If you have a great photo from South America, send it to info@backpacksouthamerica.co.uk to see it featured…

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Photo Friday – Uyuni Train Cemetery, Bolivia

Today’s Photo Friday comes from the city of Uyuni in Bolivia. On the outskirts of town, in this grey desert wasteland, is a huge train cemetery filled with rusting relics of Uyuni’s glory days as a transport hub. Now, the warped metals and graffiti-strewn rusted engines make an adventurous playground,…

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Photo Friday – Paragliding in Colombia

This week’s Photo Friday is a Go Pro shot of me tandem paragliding over Bucaramanga in Colombia. You can visit my personal blog to read all about the experience. What’s the coolest extreme sport you’ve ever tried? If you have a great photo from South America, send it to info@backpacksouthamerica.co.uk to see…

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Photo Friday – Swing at Baños, Ecuador

Today’s Photo Friday comes from Baños in Ecuador, a town known for adventure sports. The photographer was Rinaldo Wurglitsch on Flickr. If you have a great photo from South America, send it to info@backpacksouthamerica.co.uk to see it featured in Photo Friday. 

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Photo Friday – Plaza de Armas in Cusco

Today’s Photo Friday is a shot of the Templo de la Compañía de Jesús in Cusco, one of my favourite cities in Peru. The Plaza de Armas is the main square of the old town area in Cusco, and it’s a great place to sit and chill out on sunnier days, plus both…

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Photo Friday – Chess in Cartagena

Today’s Photo Friday comes from Cartagena, which was one of my favourite cities in Colombia. Around the old town, the city’s Museum of Modern Art had installed statues which captured typical Cartagena life, including fruit sellers and rubbish men. My favourite were these two men enthralled in their game of chess,…

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Photo Friday – Mural for Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo

Today’s Photo Friday is a section of a mural in La Boca, Buenos Aires, which is dedicated to Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. This group of mothers campaigned for justice during the dictatorship of the 70s, during which time 30,000 people went missing without a trace, kidnapped by the government. The…

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