Winter last year was actually summer. We spent a lot of time in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Cuba. All equatorial nations where summer and winter don’t really exist. Spending a great day at the beach during the northern winter sure feels liberating! Here’s a tribute to those wonderful days when … more »
From Mexico all the way down to Patagonia. That’s the plan and we want you to join us!
Go straight to a country of your choice or let us take you anywhere in Latin America with the stories below.
These giant cactii in the Uyuni salt plains grow at 1cm per year. This particular specimen is about 9m tall. That means it’s over 900 years old! It’s amazing that these plants can live for so long in such harsh conditions. High altitude, burning UV rays, low oxygen levels, extremely … more »
…NAP! Animals on the Galapagos Islands will show you what good living is all about. They spend their mornings getting their fill and the rest of the day plays out at a leisurely pace. Naps are extremely important! Year long sun and pleasant weather. Cool mornings followed by hot afternoons. … more »
Pisac is known to be a spiritual destination in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in Peru. When arriving in the Valley, even if you fly directly into the city of Cusco, Pisac is a perfect town to spend a few days and get yourself acclimatized before getting too physically … more »
On a balmy Sunday in Acapulco these kids sit on the beach and watch the sun setting over the bay. It’s been a great day at the beach, parents sipping mojitos and taquitos for themselves. This day should never end!
The incas liked to build their cities at high altitudes – as is evident from the famous Machu Picchu. Pisac is a small town about an hour outside of Cusco and boasts some pretty impressive ruins! The ruins at Pisac sit atop a high mountain and overlook the entire valley … more »
Andean ladies sure are strong! While tourists like us are huffing and puffing due to the lack of oxygen at high altitudes, they trudge along, babies and all, onwards and upwards! The mountain way of carrying babies is quite interesting. The little ones get wrapped in a cloth and then … more »
During my visit to the shanty town of Comas, in Lima, I felt that any moment my heart would burst. I constantly had a lump in my throat from the moment I stepped out of the taxi to meet a bunch of cheerful, excited youngsters aged 4 – 11, eager to … more »
Walking around Acapulco we came upon this absolutely awesome sand sculpture! The piece celebrates the Day of the Dead in Mexico which is a very interesting festival that is a fusion of European and Native American cultures. The day is meant to honor the dead. In this picture we see … more »
Famous for the ancient Nasca Lines in the desert, Nasca in Peru is a dry dusty city where Hotel Nasca Oasis stands out for it’s green and fresh set-up. This hostel is built in “hacienda” style: there is the main building where the reception, restaurant, and lounge area are … more »