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Trip: South American Highlights

There are [14] stories from my trip: South American Highlights

New York, New York. It's so good they named it twice!

USA | Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | Views [710]

My last and final stop on my trip was New York...The Big Apple! Five days spent there was nowhere near enough time to explore the gigantic city but we gave it a go! Flying in from Lima, I was to be met by my sisters arriving from London. After ... Read more >

Tags: 9/11, balthazar, brooklyn, central park, juniors, manhattan, sightseeing, staue of liberty, yankees

Peru in a nutshell!

PERU | Monday, 27 May 2013 | Views [1545]

Seeing as I've travelled through the Andean countries quite quickly, I thought it would be better to write one blog for Peru and sum it up in a nutshell but a big enough nutshell so you can all still share my experiences with envy! My journey to Peru ... Read more >

Tags: arequipa, ballestas isla, colca canyon, cusco, huacachina, incas, machu picchu, sacred valley, santa catalina monastery

Last days in Bolivia: La Paz, Copacabana y Isla del Sol

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 19 May 2013 | Views [1338]

La Paz - 11,975 feet above sea level and you can certainly feel it! My time in La Paz was short, only two nights but that was more than enough for me. A capital city nestled low in a basin surrounded by mountains, it didn't have the wow factor as ... Read more >

Tags: coca leaves, isla del sol, la paz, lake titicaca, shoe shine boys

Salar de Uyuni - Lost in the desert!!!

BOLIVIA | Monday, 13 May 2013 | Views [1058]

Salar de Uyuni - The biggest salt flats in the world, I can now say I've been and what an experience it was! I took a three day tour from the ghost town of Uyuni which meant our first stop were the salt flats themselves! A sea of white salt stretched ... Read more >

Tags: 4 x 4s, desert, geysers, hot springs, lagoons, salar de uyuni, salt hotel, sunrise, sunset, worlds largest salt flats

A week in Sucre!

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | Views [888]

After catching a scenic forty minute flight from Santa Cruz, my first stop in Bolivia was Sucre.A place often referred to as the White City due to its abundance of well kept white buildings. Arriving here from Brazil was a great relief as I was once ... Read more >

Tags: bloquea, dia del trabajo, parque cretaceous, plaza, sucre

Paulista flavour explosion by Bebete!

BRAZIL | Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | Views [873]

São Paulo,a city not liked by many so it would seem! The common reaction I got from people, after telling them I was spending five nights there usually went something like this... "WHAT! You're going for that long, why, are you crazy!?" Well that ... Read more >

Tags: brigadeiro, city life, food, high rise buildings, pizza, skyline

Photos: The Brazilian way of life!

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

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It's all about island life!

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | Views [685]

After a nine and a half wait at Rio's bus station, 5am couldn't come around quick enough, i was happy to get on the bus and make my way to the island!Two hours later i arrived in Mangaratiba ready to take the ferry to Ilha Grande.Here i bumped into a ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cachoeira do tobagã, ilha grande, lopes mendes, paraty, trekking, trindade

Colonial Charm

BRAZIL | Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | Views [445]

After spending over two weeks along the Brazilian coastline, my next destination was Minas Gerais! A seven hour bumpy journey, on an overnight bus through VERY windy uphill roads took me to my first stop-the colonial town of Ouro Preto.Situated high ... Read more >

Tags: churches, colonial history, cuisine, minas gerais

Life's a beach!

BRAZIL | Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | Views [611]

Leaving Rio behind the next stop on my route was Buzios, a quaint coastal town a few hours drive from Rio. After reading in a guidebook that Buzios is to Rio de Janeiro what the Hamptons are to New York I was intrigued to find out what this place was ... Read more >

Tags: arraial do cabo, beaches, boat tours, buzios

Photos: Life's a beach in Buzios

BRAZIL | Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Rio,it's been great but farewell for now!

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | Views [659]

My final day in Rio and I'm sad to be leaving but what an insightful six day's it's been.So my first experience of Rio, in keeping with tradition I headed straight to the beach, fortunately for me it's been less than a five minute walk away.The beaches ... Read more >

Tags: beach life, city life, rio

Photos: A lazy day in Leblon and a walk to Ipanema

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Tags: rio de janeiro

It's not always about getting there, its about what you do on your arrival!

BRAZIL | Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | Views [691]

Around twenty hours later, two long flights (the first with three screaming children in close range, a strong smell of body odour and the second without any individual tv screens) I've finally made it to Rio! I'd love to say its bright blue skies with ... Read more >