Bolivia, South America

The Silver Mine in Potosi 

Potosi is a city in the south of Bolivia that is famous for its history with mining. This city is one of the highest in the world as it sits at an altitude of 4,090 m. In 1987, this city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Potosi is situated close to the mountain, Cerro… Continue reading The Silver Mine in Potosi 

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Bolivia, Chile, South America

Salar de Uyuni

While traveling around South America we had met a lot of people who had done the three day/two night Salar de Uyuni tour. They all said they loved the scenery and experience but when we asked what company they used for their tour, they all replied saying that they wouldn't recommend the company that they… Continue reading Salar de Uyuni

Chile, South America

The Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is estimated to be the oldest desert on Earth as it has been hyperarid for the last 3 million years. This desert is also the driest place on Earth (well excluding the areas in the South or North Pole). Tourists are drawn to this area in the north of Chile to see… Continue reading The Atacama Desert

Chile, South America

Making our way North in Chile

After Santiago our next big attraction was the Atacama Desert. This area of Chile is 1600 km away from Santiago. So we decided to break the trip up. First we had a "rest stop" in Valparasio, and second we travelled north to the town of La Serena. Valparaiso  Valparaiso has been named by the Chilean… Continue reading Making our way North in Chile

Chile, South America

Adventuring in Santiago

Our trip to Santiago was split into two. This was due to our flight schedule down to Punta Arenas in Patagonia. In total Courts and I spent four days in the city, of which Jess was with us for two. Arriving in Santiago The first time we arrived in Santiago was a disaster. We had… Continue reading Adventuring in Santiago

Argentina, Chile, South America

Patagonia

Before starting to research for my trip to South America, I didn't know much about Patagonia. However, as soon as it registered on my radar I was determined to go there. The nature and hiking appealed to me, and the scenery looked like nothing I had ever seen before. Patagonia is the most southern region… Continue reading Patagonia

Argentina, South America

Bicycle Wine Tour in Mendoza

We decided to go to Mendoza because it is the best known wine region in Argentina. On our way to begin our day that we expected to full of wine we drove past the snow capped Andes. None of us expected to see such a beautiful site so casually. Especially seeing that Courts and I… Continue reading Bicycle Wine Tour in Mendoza

Argentina, South America

Buenos Aires: It’s more of a feeling than a concrete jungle.

We took an 17 hour overnight bus from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires. This bus trip was incredible, but I'll save that for a separate post.  The day we arrived in Buenos Aires we did a free walking tour in the city center. In this tour we saw the congress building, Palacio Barolo, Plaza de… Continue reading Buenos Aires: It’s more of a feeling than a concrete jungle.

Argentina, Brazil

My favorite place on Earth, Igauzu Falls

I was fortunate enough to visit Iguazu Falls with my family in 2005. I always had such fond memories of the Falls, I wanted to return! Luckily, I was able to this April. The Iguazu Falls are waterfalls that lie in both Brazil and Argentina and are considered to be the largest waterfall system in… Continue reading My favorite place on Earth, Igauzu Falls

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Jess, Courtney and I were in Rio de Janerio for 4 days over Easter. It was great to be united again, as I haven't seen Jess since leaving Korea. Our activities were a great combination of exploring and relaxing on the beach with a caipirinaha in hand. The trip had a bit of a rough… Continue reading Rio de Janeiro