She lives in a village in the middle of the Amazonian jungle, in Peru. Her hometown has 94 people and it’s strangely called “Centro America”. The people of Centro America live with a sense of community rare in the world now-a-days: Centro-americans have their own plantations, but everybody helps their … 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.
There aren’t many people that dare to travel in Patagonia during the winter but circumstance and a certain thirst for adventure took us there in June 2012. Landing on the snow covered runway with the plane struggling to brake was quite an experience. Looks like we got off to an … more »
The search for a good 3G plan in Chile was long and arduous. The prepaid 3G data plans from most providers are either pretty lame or really expensive. Not only that, but service seems be in short supply. Our search began in Santiago, in one of the Claro shops somewhere … more »
Huacachina, next to Ica (Peru) is the only oasis in South America. Nestled in immense golden sand dunes that can take up to one hour to climb by foot, you find a lagoon that completes the picture-perfect oasis, just like those one sees in the movies… plus the touristic oriented … more »
The Chauchilla Cemetery near the city of Nazca has some very well preserved remains of it’s original inhabitants. This lady died in around 600 AD but once you pass away, your hair and nails continue to grow – as is evident from this photograph that we took over there. The cemetery lies … more »
Most hotels and hostels in Hanga Roa, Easter Island, tend to concentrate downtown, around the main road. Some others, like Cabanas Rapa Nui Orito, offer an alternative way to spend your time on the island, by staying in the in-lands, the “countryside”. Less than 10 minutes car ride from … more »
(Read History and fun in Easter Island, part 1/2) Exploitation: the island as a case-study for the world! It is believed that, when the Rapa Nui originally came to the island about 700 years ago, it was a place covered in greenery and trees. If the land was fertile … more »
Traveling around Latin America has truly made me wonder how the rest of the world lives without vibrantly colored buildings. In most city centers, be they in Mexico, Cuba, or Brazil – you will find buildings in a multitude of colors. Why live in grays when you can live in … more »
I must confess Easter Island was never on my travel plans. Not because it didn’t seem like an interesting destination on my mind (quite the opposite!) but because, somehow, it always felt like “too far, too hard to reach”. Before visiting Chile, I actually didn’t even know Easter Island is … more »
Floripa, short for Florianopolis, is an island off the coast of Brazil. It’s a big city but has some very idyllic locations. Sunset by the bay is a romantic experience and the views are amazing! The prawns there are chunky and delicious!