South America

Santiago, Chilé

I really enjoyed this large city due to the combination of fabulous old Spanish architecture combined with modern structures. This was the first city in Latin America where I felt more like I was in Europe than in the Americas. Parks, Hills and Architecture I actually don’t have a lot[…]

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Valparaiso, Chilé

Street Art and Fantastic Murals Valparaiso is the most colorful city I’ve visited anywhere; the streets are filled with murals and colorful buildings. Because most of the city is on a hill, the views of the colorful houses warms the soul. It is simply delightful. Much of the city of[…]

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chilé

Dunes, Geysers, Rock Formations and Star Gazing Outside of Patagonia, San Pedro is one of Chilé’s most popular outdoor destinations. It reminds me a bit of the area around the Grand Canyon, but add in some sand dunes and geysers and a bonus of amazing star gazing. Due to various[…]

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Puno and Tacna, Peru

Puno, Peru Puno is popular mostly because it sits right on the border of Bolivia and on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. There isn’t really much in the way of interesting things to see in the city itself. Most people are there for one of two reasons: visiting the[…]

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Cusco Peru

Cusco Before and After Machu Picchu I stayed in Cusco for about three days before going to Machu Picchu, and again for about three days after. In February of 2016, which is the rainy season, it was coat weather at night, morning and evening, however, in the mid day often[…]

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Machu Picchu Peru

One of my top “bucket list” items is a visit to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca ruins near Cusco Peru. On February 2nd of 2016, I was finally able to check this off my list. Stay in Aguas Calientes About 20 minutes down the mountainside is a small town called[…]

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Huaraz Peru

Tall Mountains! The Andes mountains in Peru is really tall with 37 of these mountains over 20,000 feet (6,000 meters). Wow! I stayed in Huaraz doing nothing but walking around the town center and working online for two days just to adjust to the city altitude which is 10,000 feet[…]

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Huanchaco Peru

Beaches, Warmth and Sun! After spending a week in Chachapoyas with rain day and night, I was ready for a change. Huanchaco was exactly the antidote to cold, rainy days; each day was a sunny and warm 75 degrees with mild nights in the mid-60s. I was in heaven and[…]

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