we spent two full days at the first part of the trip exploring the city, adjusting to both to the city’s altitude and surprisingly slow pace of life. At an elevation of 9,350 feet, Quito is officially the capital city in the world and after landing slightly bewildered…Posted on: December 12th in Our Trips, South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
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On the 27th September, LAN airlines flew us from London to Ecuador for the #HappyInEcuador trip with the South America travel experts, Metropolitan Touring. On the last three days of our eleven day journey we ticked off a destination that had been hovering at the top of our travel bucket for years – the Galapagos Islands….Posted on: October 21st in Our Trips, South America by Becky Padmore.
Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world head to Costa Rica to experience some of the most beautiful parks, beaches, and natural wonders in the world. For such a small country Costa Rica has been blessed with more than it’s fair share of natural beauty and is dotted with sublime beaches and tropical national parks – great for visitors, but it can make choosing an itinerary challenging…Posted on: September 9th in Beautiful Places, South America by Becky Padmore.
Riding high on its recent success at hosting the World Cup, Rio is more popular than ever; from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches to Sugarloaf Mountain and the instantly recognisable Christ the Redeemer, there are many iconic sights to see in this bustling city. Here’s our friend Sean Roberts’ hazy views of this extraordinary city…Posted on: August 5th in South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Peru is easily most famous for being home to the Inca Trail, the ancient trek which has now become the holy grail for most adventure-loving travellers, but often precious little is known about the rest of the mysterious South American country. Here Jonathan Bell a journalist graduate who has lived in Peru on and off for three years chooses 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Peru…Posted on: November 18th in Beautiful Places, South America by Becky Padmore.
Verónica Pamoukaghlián a Uruguayan writer, poet, filmmaker and blogger at The Wander Life chooses 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in mystical Patagonia, a region filled with unique landscapes located at the southern end of South America…Posted on: September 23rd in Beautiful Places, South America by Becky Padmore.
Originally from Mississauga, Chris Vervaeke is a blogger and adventurer who travels the world with his cute friend Pedro. Okay Pedro is actually a knitted penguin puppet but he still makes a great (and presumably very low maintenance) travelling partner. The two of them blog about their travels on Adventures with Pedro and here they tell us about their experiences in Guatemala, a country in Central America we were curious to know more about…Posted on: August 30th in South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
The Rio de Janeiro carnival is one of the most exciting festivals in the world. In 2011 the carnival will be held every day from 5-8 March. If you have booked tickets you will be in for the ride of your life, although you will have to be careful. Here is my guide to staying safe during Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2011…Posted on: February 20th in South America, Travel, Travel Tips by Becky Padmore.
Buenos Aires is a fascinating and beautiful city, bubbling with Latin spirit but deeply rooted in European history and architecture. Its streets, a mixture of wide, majestic boulevards and quaint cobbled alleyways, are a pleasure to stroll around. Indeed, you could easily spend a week in BA just wandering the barrios…Posted on: August 22nd in Destinations, South America, Travel, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.