My Fitz Roy experience was pretty phenomenal, somewhat terrifying nonetheless phenomenal! I have heard that if you walk all the way up to Laguna de los Tres during the night you could watch the sun rising and the mountains turning red and orange during the process. You can imagine that my little wanderlost spirit got eager to experience that!
From Puerto Varas, we spent a day at a hostel, recuperating and brainstorming about our options in the area. We had a limited window, only one week to both plan and execute a miniature adventure.
In the months before quarantine, I traveled to Peru with my family. I used to live in Peru, and I’ve often acted as a guide to Machu Picchu. The last time I went, I met up with one of my high school friends and his family. I hadn’t seen him for about ten years, and it was wonderful to have the chance to catch up and see how our lives have changed, and how they’ve stayed the same.
Let’s say you got three months to plan your trip to South America you might want to consider the following;
The jungle. Although there are many accounts available telling you what it is like and you have done all the research possible so you think you are prepared for it, you are not. Nowhere does it say that you should take two pairs of wellies because your first pair will be destroyed within the first week, or that you should remember to take nail clippers, or that there is no non-deet insect repellent that actually works despite what the packaging might say. You may be well versed in the flora and fauna you are likely to encounter, but that feeling of excitment that threatens to brim over and scare away the Tyra that's just been spotted is never described. It is one thing to know that the jungle exists, quite another to have lived in it.
During a pandemic, it’s easy to drown in my sorrow. I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety for the past twenty years, which makes the limited light fade to black rather quickly and heavily.
Every day thousands of people pass through Cusco, Peru on their way to Machu Picchu. Cusco is truly one of the gems of South America with wonderful dining and entertainment options.
If you have seen the heartwarming and heartbreaking animated movie “Up” from 2009, you must remember that Carl and Elie dreamed of living next to the Paradise falls in South America (It’s like America but south). The Paradise Falls was actually inspired by the real-life Angel Falls in Venezuela, which is even more marvelous than in the movie.
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and is full of awe inspiring natural beauty. There are some 57 national parks in Brazil dedicated to preserving the great natural beauty in this South American country. Presented in this article are eight of the most beautiful national parks in Brazil.
You know how the old saying in show business goes: Everybody loves a good comeback.
But planning a journey in Latin America has its own unique set of challenges. Besides the need to learn the basics of the Spanish language, there are many more things you need to know and prepare for before embarking on your journey to this vast continent. This post gives you insights into five important things you should never forget when planning to visit Latin America