South America

Santiago Chile Street Art

January 2, 2017|South America|

Although we didn’t see much of Santiago due to my illness (some type of flu or cold), we did make it out to see a wee bit of the city’s wonderful street art. Enjoy… Barrio Lastarria Street Art Barrio Bellavista Street Art Santiago Street Art Tours I’ve added a street art tour (or two) to [...]

Six Days in Santiago Chile

December 24, 2016|South America|

After exploring Easter Island, we headed to Santiago for six days with plans to explore the city and nearby wine country. But sometimes things don’t go as planned . . . The sniffles started the day we arrived in Chile and I used a hefty supply of tissues as we visited the moai. I thought [...]

Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

December 19, 2016|South America|

Three years after the world trip, we dusted off our passports and headed to one of the most remote places on earth – the volcanic island of Rapa Nui (also known as Easter Island) in the Pacific Ocean between Chile and Tahiti. Rapa Nui History The first people who lived on Rapa Nui came from [...]

Cusco

October 31, 2013|South America|

Incredible mountain vistas, rich Inca history, parades galore Peru was the final destination on our world trip. We spent two weeks exploring Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and of course journeyed to Machu Picchu on the Hiram Bingham train.   High altitude head rush! When we stepped off the plane in Cusco, we [...]

Colonia del Sacramento

October 2, 2013|South America|

Tranquilo on the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay After four weeks of city life in Buenos Aires, we savored ten days in this laid back riverside town. We strolled along the river, explored the UNESCO World Heritage historic quarter, saw lots of stray dogs, and watched beautiful sunsets from our balcony.   [...]

Buenos Aires

September 23, 2013|South America|

Four weeks in Argentina’s capital city Maybe it was the weather (cold and rainy) or maybe we were just burned out on cities… but we didn’t really connect with Buenos Aires during our four-week stay.   Buenos Aires was the third long-term stay on our trip around the world. We anticipated the chance [...]

Rio de Janeiro

August 23, 2013|South America|

Pretty, gritty city; food poisoning 2.0 Rio is a city of contradictions. Incredible mountain formations and beautiful beaches are set amidst run down city streets and hillside favelas. On the second day of our one-week visit, Michael got food poisoning – again.   Rio de Janeiro is our first South America destination – [...]

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