Category Archives: South America

Sunday Spotlight – Arequipa (Peru)

You might say that Arequipa is the perfect subject for ‘Sunday Spotlight’. It’s a pretty little town, not a big city, and it’s not the most well-known destination in South America, but it’s a rewarding place to stop. I thought it was a very worthwhile stop in Peru, much more pleasant than Lima, and although Cusco is probably more interesting,

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Salar de Uyuni – Through My Lens

Howdy all, another photographic post for you this Wednesday. Today I return to Bolivia and the amazing Salar de Uyuni and surrounds where I did a three-day tour last November. From salt flats, to salty trains, to flamingos and more, it’s one of the world’s most amazing destinations without a single doubt! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by – May the

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Travel Itineraries – Bolivia

It’s been a while since I did a ‘Travel Itineraries’ post, so I thought it was time I looked at some of my itineraries in various places that I’ve been again. And for no particular reason, I decided to start with Bolivia today. Bolivia is a land-locked country in South America, and one that’s mostly at altitude and has a

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The Air BnB Experience – Homestays

Hi all. It’s taken an age but finally I’m getting around to writing about Air Bnb. In the last two trips I’ve used Air BnB five times, twice for homestays and three times to rent apartments. They have been quite different experiences. I’m not sure what took me so long to finally use Air BnB. It’s really a great idea.

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Buildings of Buenos Aires – National Museum of Decorative Arts

So. This is another truly remarkable building in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. Now, one could be easily fooled by the title, couldn’t one? I mean, it sounds like a few mostly beige rooms with fancy cups that definitely wouldn’t be on my list of places to see. In fact, if my wife hadn’t been dead set on going to

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Accommodation Review – Hostal Copacabana, La Quiaca, Argentina

The word Copacabana seemed to follow me around in South America from the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia to Rio de Janeiro. And then there was the Hostel Copacabana in the dusty border town of La Quiaca. I crossed the border and decided to walk to the hostel. It was a bit further than it looked on the map

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City Rumble – Quito versus Lima

Two cities on the western side of South America, two countries that share a border, Quito and Lima both have good and bad sides. They are quite different cities despite being in neighbouring countries, and both offer quite a bit for the visitor. Quito is the Ecuadorian capital. It’s at altitude – 2,850 metres above sea level, and it’s spread

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