Photo Friday – Cholitas, La Paz

This week’s Photo Friday was taken in La Paz, Bolivia, on 1st May – which was labour day. The whole plaza was overrun with people, flags, banners, and food stalls – and around the edge of the plaza huge groups of workers had gathered to demonstrate. There were also huge groups…

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Photo Friday – Capuccin Monkey

Today’s Photo Friday was taken at an animal rescue centre in the Amazon rainforest outside of Iquitos, Peru. The capuccin monkeys were so cute and seemed to love posing in front of the camera, or showing off in the branches for us. I managed to snap this shot just as the…

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Photo Friday – Abandoned Bus, Sucre

I took this landscape photo just outside of Sucre, on the way to the Siete Cascadas. It was a gorgeous afternoon, with this perfect blue sky spread above the fields of yellow-green quinoa and corn stalks. When I spotted this abandoned, rusting bus in the distance outside a farmhouse, it seemed…

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Photo Friday – San Telmo Musicians

The weekly antiques market in the San Telmo district in Buenos Aires is a great place to watch street performers and musicians, like this cool band who had set up right in the middle of the street. It was great to watch them play, especially the bandoneon, which is very popular…

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Photo Friday – Potosí

Today’s Photo Friday was taken in Potosí, a mining town in Southern Bolivia which, at a nominal 4,090m above sea level, is one of the highest cities in the world. It was also once one of the wealthiest cities in the world, thanks to a booming silver mine, but since the mine ran…

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Photo Friday – Little Girl in Cabanaconde

I met this highly suspicious little girl in Cabanaconde, Peru, whilst trekking to Colca Canyon. I shared some Skittles with her, in exchange for a quick photo, but I couldn’t convince her to smile or speak to me! I liked her cute, angry glare though. If you have a great photo from…

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Photo Friday – Bolivia Chile Border

Today’s Photo Friday comes from the Bolivia/Chile border. As we crossed over from Bolivia to Chile, we stopped to swap buses in between the two borders, which are actually a few minute’s drive apart. We stopped right by this sign next to the train track, in a rubble-strewn desert which…

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Photo Friday – Cartagena Street Art

Today’s Photo Friday is a shot of some cool graffiti I spotted in Cartagena, Colombia. I like to think it’s a comment on all the tourists who blindly shuffle through the city, camera-first, without really seeing or experiencing anything. That’s exactly what I saw so many tourists doing, especially large tour…

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Photo Friday – Girls Gossiping, Sucre

I snapped this street portrait of two girls gossiping on a bench in Parque Bolivar, Sucre. I love the frame created by their bodies, and the fact that whatever the girl on the left had to share was so secret she hid her face to tell it! If you have…

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Photo Friday – Machu Picchu

Today’s Photo Friday needs no introduction as it’s probably the most famous destination in South America; the iconic Machu Picchu! 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 – Paraty Reflections

I’ve chosen this instagrammed shot of a very rainy Paraty in Brazil for Photo Friday, because it won this week’s #WeRoam instagram competition! Taking part is simple: just tag your best Instagram travel shots with #WeRoam and @WednesdayRoamers, and follow WednesdayRoamers on Instagram. The photo was taken in Paraty, in the…

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Photo Friday – La Boca

This week’s Photo Friday comes from the very cool district La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We visited with the Biking Buenos Aires bike tour, which I’ll review another day, and I loved it. Many of the buildings in the old port district were put together by newly arrived immigrants…

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