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Trip: South America

There are [42] stories from my trip: South America

wonderful Samoa...

SAMOA | Saturday, 3 Jul 2010 | Views [653]

It's been a while since I don't write... and part of the reason was being in remote Samoa... but Samoa deserves some writting as much, or more, as anywhere else... While you are working, you can get into routine mode after a while, and you may ... Read more >

Photos: Ecuador

ECUADOR | Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Vilcabamba, Cuenca, Banos, Quito, Ambato
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The outcome of travelling

PERU | Sunday, 6 Jun 2010 | Views [961]

Chachapoyas is a very rural region, its capital town just have 25.000 inhabitants, the roads are generally unpaved and in bad condition, and it takes ages to arrive here, where the jungle meets the green side of the Andes.   There, some of the best ... Read more >

Photos: Chachapoyas region

PERU | Sunday, 6 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Stories from the crazy jungle

PERU | Sunday, 30 May 2010 | Views [2885]

So there I went, to the amazon and to the jungle... I couldn't help being in Southamerica for 3 months and not visiting the amazon. Iquitos was the entry point, and it happened that I met my friend Stephane the day before in Lima, and he had booked ... Read more >

Photos: Iquitos and the Amazon jungle

PERU | Saturday, 29 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

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overthinking in Nazca

PERU | Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | Views [887]

Nazca is famous for the misterious Nazca lines, huge drawings made from precolumbian cultures, dating from 500 years b.c. They were discovered only when comercial flights started to operate on the area, as these lines can hardly be recognized from the ... Read more >

Photos: Nazca, Huancachina and Lima

PERU | Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Paradise hiking in Colca Cannon

PERU | Sunday, 23 May 2010 | Views [834]

I arrived to Colca cannon and decided to hike for 3 days, on my own. I avoided booking a tour for this, as I preferred to do it at my own pace, finding out where to stay the night on my own, and being alone to fully experience the cannon. And I loved ... Read more >

Photos: Arequipa and Colca cannon

PERU | Saturday, 22 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Machu Picchu a la Indiana Jones

PERU | Saturday, 15 May 2010 | Views [1675] | Comments [2]

The adventure started in Cuzco, the capital of the Incas. There, I met two australians, both travelling on their own. One of them had a very tight budget, so I adapted to sleep in low cost hostels, eat in cheap places, and negociate even for the toilet ... Read more >

Photos: Cuzco, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu

PERU | Saturday, 15 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Lake Titikaka and the question of change

PERU | Monday, 10 May 2010 | Views [716]

Lake Titikaka is 3810 meters high, the highest navegable lake in the world, located roughly half in Bolivia and half in Peru... The tiwanakus considered it sacred for centuries... so did the incas after them... and still today it's considered sacred ... Read more >

Photos: Lake Titikaka

BOLIVIA | Monday, 10 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

3 days in bolivian side, 2 in peruvian side
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the great Tiwanaku culture

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Views [977] | Comments [2]

Near La Paz lies Tiwanaku, an archeological site, a culture, a belief system, an ancient empire, and one of the most important precursos of the Incas... Not much is known about them... According to historians, they buried their piramid and main ceremonial ... Read more >

Photos: La Paz, Tiwanaku and moon's valley

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

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The best of rides

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | Views [1004]

The "Death Road" is a very narrow road, unpaved, with a breathtaking cliff next to it. It goes from La Paz to Coroico along stunning landscapes, and it's known as the most dangerous road in the world.   Today, very few vehicules use it, because ... Read more >

Photos: La Paz to Coroico by bike

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

bike tour, 65 km descending from 4700 meters high to 1100 meters through the most dangerous road in the world
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English teacher for ten days

BOLIVIA | Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | Views [741] | Comments [3]

Two weeks in Santa Cruz proved to be long enough to relax a bit, meet several local people, do some reading, get sick a couple of times, get some torrencial rain and swim along the streets full of water... and also, to teach english (when sickness and ... Read more >

Photos: Santa Cruz and Samaipata

BOLIVIA | Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

Santa Cruz is the big city, I went to Samaipata for the weekend, there were ancient ruins from pre-inca times.
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