Category Archives: South America

Border Crossings – the Bad

Last week I wrote about some of the better border crossings I’ve experienced. Today I’m going to talk about the less good experiences. So, I need to start with a caveat – I’ve never really been stuck with a really bad border crossing. What would that be? Well, probably one where I didn’t even get across the border. People can

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Border Crossing Experiences – the Good

One part of travelling still gets me a little excited is crossing borders. Although you know that an imaginary line on the ground that divides two countries really can’t bring that much difference, somehow it’s all pretty exciting stuff – especially when you are going into new territory –  country you have never been to before. I can’t say (touchwood)

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Iguazu Falls – Above and Below

The world has some pretty amazing natural wonders to see, and giant falls rate up there with the best features of our planet. You have Niagara Falls which borders Canada and the USA, Angel Falls in Venezuela, Victoria Falls which sits on the Zambian and Zimbabwean border, but not to be outdone, Iguazu (which means ‘big’) is at the border

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Lima – Through My Lens

I probably wasn’t going to do a ‘Through My Lens’ on Lima. From memory, that of a year ago, it didn’t stand out as one of the most amazing places I’d visited visually. But then I looked through the photos I took and I thought ‘gees there’s such contrasts, interesting buildings, architecture, and more’. So that’s why it’s here today. 

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Gateway Countries – Ecuador

When I arrived in South America last year I flew into Quito Airport, Ecuador. This would (besides the insides of a couple of other airports) be my first taste of the continent. Ecuador was my ‘gateway’ country to South America. Would this prove a good choice? For example, a country like Chile might often be people’s first experience of the

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