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Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Peru, South America

Coca-Cola is the Peruvian Tanning Lotion


You shouldn’t believe everything you hear. This saying always pops up AFTER you’ve done something stupid. Today was no exception. As I was intermittently going between my hammock, the fruit smoothie bar, and the pool in the desert oasis of Huacachina Peru, I started to talk with the waitress. She laughed at my Argentinian accented Spanish and then divulged a Peruvian secret to me: Coca-Cola is the Peruvian Tanning Lotion.

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Peru, South America

Huacachina, Peru – Sandboarding and Relaxing

Day 44, 45, 46 & 47 – Huacachina, Peru – Sandboarding and Relaxing

I have come to realize – Out of all the landscapes I can be in – I love the desert the best! I especially love the desert surrounding Huacachina, Peru – It provides a little oasis in the desert and amazing opportunities for sandboarding and dune buggying.

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Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in South America, Travel Info

My top 20 things I want to do/see in South America

Whenever I go somewhere new – I do a lot of research, before, during, and sometimes after – about what to do, where to go, all the adventures I could have. There are always very specific things I want to do. Sometimes – they are the top tourist destinations/sights – other times – I’ve done so much research and read so many other blogs – I find out about very different sights and activities I can do!

So – Here are my top 20 things I want to do/see in South America (in no Order)

1. Machu Picchu, Peru

2. Salt Flats, Bolivia

3. Easter Island, Chile

4. Valparaiso cable car rides, Chile

5. Snorkel in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

6. Visit the Jesuit Settlements in NE Argentina & Paraguay

7. Bike around the wineries and Enjoy the wine in Mendoza, Argentina

8. Visit Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil

9. Shop the Otavalo Market, Ecuador

10. Explore the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, Peru

11. Go sand boarding and 4x4ing in Huacachina, Peru

12. See Sea Lions and Penguins, Uruguay

13. Explore the Atacama Desert, North Chile

14. Wander the colourful streets of Cartagena, Colombia

15. Celebrate Carnival in Corrientes, Argentina

16. Visit the 365 Churches in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

17. Wander the colonial city of Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay

18. Shop in the The Witches’ Market in La Paz

19. Take a relaxing bath and explore in Banos, Ecuador

20. Watch the turtles during egg-laying season in Galibi Nature Reserve, Suriname

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