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Sprawled along the abandoned port of the Riachuelo River in the south of Buenos Aires, the neighborhood – or barrio – of La Boca is a pocket of old age charm, once the first stop-off for European ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
In the heart of beautiful Barrio Bellavista, with its tree-lined streets, artsy shops and bohemian galleries, you’ll find the former house of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda and his beloved La ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2012
Brilliant, almost ethereal blue, Lake Titicaca resides in the clouds, at a thin Andean altitude of 12,464 feet (3,812 meters). It is sacred to half a dozen indigenous nations, and is shared today ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, May 2012
Semana de la Fundacion de Lima (Week of the Foundation of Lima) occurred back in January, with Peru’s Spanish Colonial capital celebrating the 477th year since conquistador Francisco Pizzaro first ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, March 2011
Though most archaeologically inclined travelers headed to Peru plan their visit around magnificent Machu Picchu and other wonderful ruined cities surrounding the old Inca capital of Cuzco, Peru is ...
Any excuse to party in Buenos Aires is a good one, but the New Year is a surprisingly low-key event in the Argentine capital, with many porteños (city dwellers) escaping the city heat for the ...
New Year rituals in Costa Rica might be a little different from North America or Europe, but one thing remains the same – it’s the biggest celebration of the year. Although many Costa Ricans opt to ...
As the clocks strike midnight on December 31st, towns and villages all over Peru come alive with impromptu fireworks displays and lively celebrations. But it’s not all about partying – locals also ...
Written by Ernest White, December 2012
Second only to Carnival as Brazil’s biggest bash, New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro—called Reveillon—brings over two million people to Copacabana Beach to ring in the coming year with music, fireworks ...
Written by Viator, May 2012
Just across the Bolivian border is the scenic and sacred city of Copacabana, spilling from the Andes toward Titicaca’s glittering expanse. Originally called Kota Kawana (“View of the Lake”) in the ...
The temple of Pachacamac is an archaeological site 25 miles southeast of Lima in the Lurín River Valley. Although it was an important Inca site and a major city when the Spanish arrived, ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
Tourism is already a priority for Peru’s brand-new President Ollanta Humala, sworn in on July 28. The nation’s third-largest industry (after fishing and mining), tourism is also Peru’s fastest ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2011
The upscale Lima
neighborhood of Miraflores is today known for its fine cuisine, trendy
nightlife, eye-catching architecture, and appealingly rocky coastline.
In July 1992, however, the posh ...
The heart of downtown Lima (‘El Centro’), is the Plaza de Armas, aka ‘Plaza Mayor’. The oldest part of this impressive square is its central bronze fountain, erected in 1650. Of the structures that ...
Written by Carlos Stucky, Brazil, February 2012
I always wondered how Dionysus or Bacchus would feel if they ever had the chance to be in Rio during their season… I would guess, not disappointed!
Other than being considered the greatest show ...
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