South America

One Week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jesus is Watching! When I was a child, I was told two very important people were watching me, so I had better be good. The first was Santa Claus and the second, Jesus. I think I was always more motivated by the threat of coal for Christmas and wanting lots[…]

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Shopping and My Police Raid… Sao Paulo and Paraty, Brazil

Highs and Lows of Brazil About the Photo Above: Street in Paraty, Brazil I have a thing for colonial style towns and villages; something about the cobblestone streets intrigues me (even while trying to pull my four-wheeler luggage down the street). I found Paraty to be charming and interesting, enough[…]

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Porto Alegre and Florianopolis Brazil

About the Photo Above: My Hostel in Florianopolis, Brazil Nice view right? Yep, that’s the breakfast and bar area of my hostel in Florianopolis, Brazil (Barra Beach Club Hostel). My actual dorm room is behind me in the photo.We had a great ocean view all day long (I was a[…]

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One Week in Uruguay!

About the Photo Above: My first light house! OK, I’ve traveled a lot… I admit it. Somehow in all my travels I’ve never climbed a lighthouse, so this was a first for me. Climbing up the narrow stairs and getting into the top platform proved to be a bit tricky[…]

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I Love Buenos Aires, Argentina

Egyptian Obelisk in South America? I’m obsessed with everything Egyptian. Those who know me well know that I spent a couple of years in college studying Egyptian hieroglyphs and that in college and after graduating made a trip to Egypt for a couple weeks to see the real thing! Anyway, I[…]

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Wine Country: Mendoza, Argentina

Free Wine Everywhere! It’s true, all over Mendoza you can find free wine. Although I didn’t go into McDonalds to see if the combo meal included wine, all other restaurants included wine with combo meals (choice of water, soda or wine). My hostel, where I paid a small fee of $14[…]

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Patagonia from the Other Side: Bariloche, Argentina

Lakes, Mountains and Trees of Patagonia Bariloche is placed on the south side of a large lake, surrounded by trees and in a small valley. It reminds me of Colorado, but with bigger lakes and smaller mountains. The scenery is stunning and very serene. This area would be considered the[…]

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Villarrica and Pucon, Chilé

About the Photo Above Both small towns of Villarrica and Pucon sit on opposite sides of a lake and have spectacular views of the Villarrica volcano. I captured this photo just before sunset from the rocky beach near Villarrica. This big volcano had a major eruption in March of 2015.[…]

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