South America Travel​​

Are Rio’s Slums The City’s Trendiest Areas?
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Are Rio’s Slums The City’s Trendiest Areas?

Blessed with stunning views and located in what seems like worlds apart from the overcrowded, tourist-friendly sections of the city, Rio’s slums or “favelas” may soon become the city’s trendiest destination. Favelas like Vidigal, which […]

Machu Picchu: One Of The World’s Greatest Wonders That May Be Gone By 2011
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Machu Picchu: One Of The World’s Greatest Wonders That May Be Gone By 2011

One of the world’s most spectacular sights, Machu Picchu may be a victim of its own success, so says David Rich in this article over at GoNomad. Now, roughly 100 years from the day it […]

Blogging Colombia For Carnival
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Blogging Colombia For Carnival

Amanda, over at Jaunted, is blogging her trip down south to Colombia (sound familiar?). I’m looking forward to following this trip. I don’t know why it is, but don’t you always like to hear about […]

Drop The Attitude, You’re In Mendoza Wine Country
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Drop The Attitude, You’re In Mendoza Wine Country

Mendoza offers all the quality wines, scenic vistas and epicurean escapism as its sister wine-growing regions — Bordeaux and Napa — but good luck getting an up-close, intimate experience while in either of those two […]

How To See The Real Venezuela
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How To See The Real Venezuela

One night as I was returning to my hostel in Santa Marta, Colombia, I ran into a group of guys from Ireland who had just arrived from Venezuela. “How’d you guys like it?” I asked. […]

Buenos Aires Poised For The Return Of The Mondeda
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Buenos Aires Poised For The Return Of The Mondeda

As has been widely reported during the last few months, it’s been almost impossible to find Monedas (one peso coins) in Buenos Aires for various reasons, but mainly due to their necessity to ride the […]

Looking To Experience The Real Central America? Head To Guatemala
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Looking To Experience The Real Central America? Head To Guatemala

These days, it’s more than likely that you’re going to be around many other travelers  when you’re in Central and South America. But as Anna points out in this article, Guatemala offers a rare opportunity […]

Videos From The South or Videos From Places I’d Rather Be On My Birthday
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Videos From The South or Videos From Places I’d Rather Be On My Birthday

Well it’s not officially my birthday yet for another hour — unless you’re in the Canadian Maritimes, in which case let the revelry begin — but I thought I’d go ahead and imagine spending it […]

Buenos Aires On Zero Pesos A Day
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Buenos Aires On Zero Pesos A Day

As the Traveler points out, Buenos Aires is pretty cheap for most foreigners anyways ($1 equals about 3 1/2 Argentine pesos as of today, 4.8 for one British pound) but for the real cheapskate, myself […]

Travel Guide to Cartagena
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Travel Guide to Cartagena

Here’s the third and final video from my trip to Colombia: Cartagena. Cartagena is easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world and one of Colombia’s most popular cities to visit. In this […]

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