South America

Photos which will whisk you away to Chile's Rainbow City of Valparaiso

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Located on 44 hills which cascade into the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso was my last stop in Chile and perhaps my favorite. I only had a day here, which was just enough time to get to grips with the rainbow city, but not quite long enough to explore every nook and cranny of the city, something which I would have loved to do, but perhaps which would take a lifeti[...]

Wondrous wildlife in Puerto Madryn

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I’m hopeful. As we set sail from Puerto Pirámides, our guide Sebastian confidently assures us that we have a ‘100% chance’ of seeing Southern Right Whales today. He’s not wrong. Almost as soon as we get out into the deeper water a mother and baby are spotted from the team’s lookout point. Whale watching season is in full swing in Puerto Madryn in Patagoni[...]

Brazil's Hidden Paradise: Chapada dos Veadeiros

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Most people would think of Brazil as of a beach travel destination. The rest of the country, which frankly speaking is huge, is forgotten. Unfair, isn’t it? For those of you a little bit more curious, a second look at the map would make you wanna see what lies inland. The good news is that the heart of Brazil is not any less fascinating than its beaches [...]

Survive like a Girl: The Ultimate Jungle Experience in Bolivia

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The two most popular ways to explore the Bolivian jungle are "the pampas tours" - where you travel on a boat along the river, watch wildlife, and then sleep in cabins with facilities - and "the jungle tours" - where you walk in the jungle, but also stay in comfortable lodges. But there’s one more option – going wild! And that's exactly what I did a few month[...]

I did it - I quit my job to travel!f

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While writing this I am sitting in a quiet cafe in beautiful Cuzco, Peru. I'm not Peruvian though, I am German and I live in Berlin, Germany. A few weeks ago I arrived in Peru to chase my dream of improving my Spanish, doing volunteer work and enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Peru, especially Cuzco - I am a sucker for mountains and Inca history! But how [...]

Skiing in summer: Bariloche, Argentina

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Being from England, I’m used to bad weather in the summer... but to be standing on top of a mountain in a snowstorm in mid-August is a surreal experience! Even a few days in to my week-long ski trip to Bariloche in Argentina, it still felt confusing to be donning layers of thermals and heading out into the mountains while my friends and family back in the[...]

Top tips to get the best out of the Iguazu Falls

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Wow. That was my first impression of the Iguazu falls and I assume probably of everyone else who has ever visited them. Even with all the facts and figures to hand (it’s four times as tall and twice as wide as Niagara Falls, with 553 cubic feet of water pouring down 275 separate cascades per second), it’s hard to convey the immensity and impact of thi[...]

Being a Superhero in Bolivia: The biggest thrill in La Paz

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“Take your pick,” the employee said. “You can descend as Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Santa Clause or a piece of bacon.” I would call myself an adrenaline junkie with a fear of heights. I’ve jumped out of planes and off of cliffs. Even bungee jumped once with the helpful push of an employee. So when planning my stopover in La Paz, Bolivia, I was surprised[...]