South America Travel

A Bowl Of Fruit

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

By Tyrel Nelson It was mid-January, but no snow was on the ground — an odd sight for Minnesotans. The 17 of us were actually in the verdant highlands of Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala. Teammates on a Global Village trip, we were offering our time and sweat on behalf of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (based […]

Let Them Eat Vegetables! (In Buenos Aires)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It might not be a part of the European Union, but Buenos Aires has the ambience to contend with the rest. The city has cobbled-stone roads, plazas and cafes on every corner, grandiose hand gestures, and an endearing sense of pride. They take pride in their language, their women, their ability to argue politics and, […]

Patagonia, Argentina: What To See And How To See It

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Traveling the South of Argentina can be a bit physically grueling and not easy on the walley. Nevertheless, there are some things that one must see if you travel to the Patagonian region. San Carlos de Bariloche is a touristy, Swiss-style town with many outdoor activities to work off all the chocolate you consume. Some […]

5 Tips For Traveling By Bus Through Argentina

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It was a long two weeks in which almost a third of my time was spent on overnight buses. I traveled from Buenos Aires to Bariloche to El Bolsón to El Calafate and back to Buenos Aires, all by bus. When I arrived in Argentina, I gave no consideration to leaving Buenos Aires. As one […]

Taveling Patagonia Around Ruta 40

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I’m sitting on the bottom bunk of my hostel in El Calafate, home of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, and exhausted from a days journey by bus from El Bolson, a tiny hippie-town nestled in the Andes. What was exhausting was not the 26 hours spent in a barely reclinable seat, but that there were […]

The Boca You Should Be Visiting This Winter

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Something you hear alot of this time of year (especially in New York) is: “I’m heading down to Boca for the weekend.” Chances are they’re probably not referring to Bocas del Toro, the Panamanian archipelago located in the Caribbean near the Costa Rica border. Besides having a rich history (literally — guess where the Spanish […]

Seeing Is Believing: Cerro Companario In Bariloche

Thursday, February 18, 2010

If you are feeling fit and want to do some exerting activities in Argentina, the Patagonian region has more than enough to do. Two days ago, I felt the urge to escape the megacity of Buenos Aires and see some of the what the vast country has to offer. I jumped on a bus and […]

Why Do Travelers To South America Forget About Guyana?

Friday, February 12, 2010

If there is perhaps one travel trend of the last decade that I could try to point to, I would have to say that it is the emergence of South America as a prime destination for travelers. How many people do you talk to that say, “I would love to go there”? Chalk this up […]

Punta del Este: A Rainy Weekend In Paradise

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Three months flew by and before I knew it, I had to renew my tourist visa for Buenos Aires. The wonderful thing about Bs. As., other than the beef and beauty, is that the city is across the river from Uruguay. A one-hour ferry ride got me and my friends to Colonia, but we didn´t want to stay […]

Is Everybody Talking About Nicaragua’s Little Corn Island?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

So what does it mean exactly when the Wall Street Journal is talking up Nicaragua? Is it kind of like when you were a teenager and the second your parents had heard of your favorite band you instantly thought that band wasn’t cool anymore? (See, in this extended metaphor the WSJ is your parents ’cause, […]

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