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Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, RTW, South America, Uruguay

Travel History: 2011

Travel History: 2011

2011 is divided. I spent the first 4 months completing my undergraduate degree in Ottawa, Canada. I only made it out of the city during my Reading Week and headed to Mount Tremblant, Quebec to snowboard. In February I accepted a job in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved there in May. I stayed in my position until December 2011 and then began traveling South America for the last leg of 2011 and into 2012. So Far – I’ve had an incredible year. Spending 8 months in 2011 in South America learning Spanish, meeting so many incredible people both working and traveling, and getting a new understanding of myself and knowledge that I want to return to school for my Masters degree.

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Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Bolivia, South America

The Roller coaster city – La Paz, Bolivia

Day 23, 24, 25 – La Paz, Bolivia

Ladies on the strees in La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz is built in the walls of a canyon. All the buildings are perched precariously and you really hope an earth quake never hits the city because I feel it would completely crumble. As you drive through the city you feel like you are on a giant roller coaster without the safe guards of a seat belt or extremely breaks. Riding in a bumping bus through the EXTREMELY steep and windy streets, it definitely puts your stomach in your throat. So be warned!

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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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