South America Travel

Come On Everybody And Drop Your Diets, We’re Heading To Mexico City For The Weekend

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

If you are bored and don’t know what to do this weekend, go to Mexico City. I know it sounds crazy. Most of my friends cocked their heads to one side with eyebrows raised when I told them I had done just that one weekend, but it’s worth it. The food is delicious, the flight […]

Nicaragua: Costa Rica Without The Rica

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I had some relatively unfamiliar free time the other day and found myself reading an article titled “Cheap but Chic Destinations.” I have to admit, “chic” is not included in my vocabulary, but it was “cheap” that reeled me in. I sifted through the mandatory sentences that you would expect to see under this title, like […]

Machu Picchu Fail

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bad news for travelers to Machu Picchu this week (I guess it depends on how you look at it though). Heavy rains in Peru have caused widespread mudslides, one of which has blocked the train route from Cuzco to the famous ruins. But not to worry, according to reports, the 2,000 or so who are […]

Video: Where Else To Hike And Camp But On One Of The World’s Most Active Volcanoes?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I thought I’d check in with our friends over at TwoBackpackers.com as they progress through Latin and South America. Last time we checked in with them they were up to episode two: “Climbing Volcano San Pedro” in Guatemala. A look at episode six and . . . well they’re still climbing volcanoes in Guatemala. Ah, […]

The Weirdness That Is Salar De Uyuni

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You wouldn’t think that the remnants of a prehistoric lake would make much of a destination, but this slideshow of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, shows you why it’s a must-see in South America. Besides the odd mirror-like effect that occurs after it rains (see above), the salt flat is known […]

The Expeditioner Travel Guide To Mozambique

Sunday, January 17, 2010

After my safari in South Africa I hitched a ride to Tofo, Mozambique, a sleepy fishing village on the Indian Ocean known for its great beaches and amazing diving. In this video I head underwater to check out the local population of manta rays, whale sharks, and coral life; meet up with some new friends […]

How To Get Around The End Of The World

Saturday, January 16, 2010

You ride the train. This week the Star takes us along on a train ride through and around the southernmost city in the world: Ushuia, Argentina. The train is modeled after the ones built in the early 1900s. These trains were crafted with the utmost simplicity — small, narrow and uncomfortable — as the cars […]

Gran Buenos Aires: San Isidro

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

For the past couple of months I have stayed within the city boundaries of Buenos Aires. I just figured that I have a lot of time to tour the country and take on new adventures, so I stuck around and tried to really get to know the city. Before venturing here, I had read that […]

Buenos Aires On Foot

Saturday, January 9, 2010

It was some weeks ago that I was on my way to Recoleta, a barrio in Buenos Aires, to check out Latin America’s largest bookstore. I decided to take the bus as opposed to the underground because the routes are a bit more comprehensive. That day, by chance, a young man asked to sit next […]

Video: Out To Lunch For Ceviche In Lima

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wouldn’t it be great if every meal you had while traveling was with a knowledgeable chef, there at your side, describing the food and making recommendations for what’s good in the ‘hood? Here’s your chance to experience what that would be like in Lima, Peru, where the order of the day is, of course, ceviche, […]

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