Category: South America

Feel like royalty at the exquisite Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is often called the “Paris of South America,” for its stunning architecture, cosmopolitan atmosphere and rich European heritage. The neighbourhood of Recoleta, and especially Avenida Alvear (Alvear Avenue), still reflect the opulence and grandeur of the 20th century when Buenos Aires was one of the wealthiest cities in the world and its prosperity was […]

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A short visit to Ciudad Del Este in Paraguay

When researching things to do in Foz Do Iguacu, I discovered that visiting Ciudad Del Este , the second largest city in Paraguay, was a popular option. Visiting another country, even for a short while, was something I couldn't resist, even though we didn't have much time. The first time we tried to do it, on a […]

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Visiting Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento is a delightful old town in Uruguay with a cobbled historic quarter and colonial Portuguese and Spanish buildings.  While researching things to do in Buenos Aires, visiting Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay came up as a popular activity. So we visited for the day, via ferry. There are ferries that go to […]

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8 Things to do in Buenos Aires

During my trip to South America, I spent 3 nights in Buenos Aires. On the first evening that we arrived, we visited South African friends who live there and had invited us for dinner. The following day, we took a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay and spent the day there. This left us with […]

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Iguazu Falls – The Argentina experience

“Let your soul be sated with the unique beauty of this landscape, that although you search the world through your travels, you will never find anything like it. “Extract from poem by Alfonso Ricciutto (translated) Unlike most other waterfalls which have only one or two cataracts, the Iguazu Falls (also spelt Iguacu Falls and Iguassu […]

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Things to do in Foz Do Iguacu

While doing research on Brazil and Argentina, the Iguacu Falls (also spelt Iguazu Falls and Iguassu Falls) seemed to come up all the time. After reading about it and seeing some photos, I decided that I had to include it in our itinerary too. Now that we have been there, I can safely say that […]

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Chasing waterfalls at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Nature is powerful, awe-striking…and humbling. Coming face-to-face with the Iguassu Falls is certain to make one realise the extent of nature’s prowess. Unlike any other waterfall on earth, the Iguassu Falls are one of the most magnificent natural sights that I’ve ever seen. The breath-taking series of 275 cascading waterfalls span almost 3 kilometres along the […]

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Top Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro

“I woke up and, in Rio’s fall, the sea, the sky, the sun and mountain were fighting over which one was the most beautiful”. Millor Fernandes, Writer. Although I went to Rio in the summer, not the fall, it was just as exquisite. The sea, the mountains, the forests and the buzzing city, collaborate harmoniously […]

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My South America Itinerary

  21 days 2 continents 5 countries 9 cities 6 flights 10 hotels 3000 photos and videos A ton of articles to write Priceless experiences and memories – infinite! In 2012 it was possible to fly to Rio De Janeiro and stay for 7 nights for under R10 000 pp.  Now, flights alone will cost […]

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