Top 10 Highlights of My 51-Day Trip in South America

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Tweet Imagine hearing samba music in the distance.  The drums. The rhythmic beat.  Just listening to the music sounds exotic.  Samba is very popular in Brazil, but the seductive dance moves are prevalent in many countries in South America.  From the Andes …

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Click of the Week – Ipanema beach at sunset

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Tweet As I look back on my adventures in South America, the sunset at Ipanema beach was very memorable. Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro is a very popular beach and became widely known by the song “The Girl from …

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Top 10 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

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Tweet My last destination of South America was Rio de Janeiro (“Rio”), Brazil and I found this city to be the perfect end to my travels.  As I relaxed on the beaches, Barry Manilow’s song “Copacabana” was the first tune …

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Paraty + Ilha Grande = Paradise

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Tweet It was towards the end of my South American adventure.  What can I say?  Beaches are paradise.  It was the medicine I needed.  After our travels to Iguazu Falls, one of the hot travel spots in South America, we …

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Click of the Week – A lonely island in Brazil

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Tweet As I look back on my adventures in South America, the islands near Ilha Grande of Brazil were a highlight of my travels.  Ilha Grande (translation:  Big Island) is located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state and offers miles of hiking …

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Anyone need a shower? – Iguazu Falls

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Tweet After leaving Uruguay, we made our way to Iguzau Falls.  Iguazu Falls, shared by Brazil and Argentina, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the top destination spots in South America.  Before leaving the States, I …

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