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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The Misadventures of Poo

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Tweet Poo on the ground It does not matter where in the world you are-you will always see the sight of poo.  And of course poo comes in all sorts of sizes, but today I will concentrate on the poo …

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Am I in San Francisco or Valparaiso?

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Tweet After a two-hour bus ride from Santiago, we arrived to the town of Valparaiso, a port town in Chile.  We would spend a few days before our long journey to Mendoza, Argentina. When I first gazed at Valparaiso, I …

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Leak in the roof = Time to move on

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Tweet Traveling will always bring out the good, the bad, and the ugly. I always find it quite humorous when “stuff” happens abroad. You know it is time to move to another hostel where there is a huge leak in …

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It is Chilly in Chile!

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Tweet I stepped outside the plane and felt a sudden chill. I knew that it was winter time in South America, but that did not stop me from going. With my waterproof pants, thermal shirt, and wind-proof jacket, I was …

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