Category Archives: South America

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Argentina by the Numbers

We spent more time in Argentina than any other country we visited during our year travelling through Latin America. And for good reason…this country is huge – covering everything from Andean mountains to jungle rainforests to wind-swept Patagonian plains. While we spent almost two months seeing the country, this time wasn’t consecutive. In total, we […]

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Last Stop – Buenos Aires!

From the glorious waterfalls in Iguazu, we decided to splurge on our last overnight bus in South America to our final stop – Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Onboard, we enjoyed a decent meal, complimentary wine and champagne and fairly comfy 175 degree reclining “beds.” But, somehow stopping in the middle of the night and being […]

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Into the “Devil’s Throat” – Iguazu Falls, Argentina

No trip to Argentina would be complete without a visit to the mighty Iguazu Falls, which straddle the border with Brazil in the far Northeastern Misiones province. Here, a huge volume of water rushes over a collection of nearly 300 individual waterfalls, some 1.7 miles wide, and up to 270 feet high. Upon first seeing […]

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Uruguay by the Numbers

We decided to squeeze in a few days in the small country of Uruguay after returning from our amazing trip to Antarctica. Unfortunately, it was off-season, desolate, and a tad chilly at the exclusive beach resort town of Punta del Este and the grungy capital city of Montevideo left us very disappointed. In the end, […]

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Down and Out in Montevideo, Uruguay

After four days in sunny Punta del Este, we headed to Uruguay’s capital – Montevideo. Big mistake. As we got out of our taxi upon arriving, I asked our driver if the area was “seguro,” or safe. He shook his head firmly, “no,” and said it was quite a dangerous area. Despite the frequent taxi […]

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An Unplanned Trip to Uruguay – Punta del Este, Uruguay

Antarctica was incredible. Even though we’ve written a lot about it, words cannot really express the power and beauty of the landscape, icebergs and the incredible wildlife. Last word on Antarctica – GO! So after our magnificent life-changing journey to the Antarctic, we flew from Ushuaia, at the bottom of the world, to Buenos Aires. […]

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The End of the World – Ushuaia, Argentina

We headed to Ushuaia with great excitement. After nearly 11 months of southward travel, we were about to reach the end of the world! Ushuaia, Argentina is the southernmost city in the world. It’s a touristy town with a national park, lots of restaurants, outdoor clothing stores and travel agencies. Before reaching Ushuaia, we had […]

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Chile by the Numbers

“Why is everybody so down on Chile?”, I kept asking Heather. Indeed, during our time in this long, coastal country, we were wowed by beautiful beaches, bustling cities, rumbling volcanoes, delicious wine, friendly people, and (believe it or not) even some good food. In short, it was so much different (and better) than we had […]

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