Famous for its annual carnival and caipirinha cocktails, Rio de Janeiro is undeniably fun and fabulous. I spent a week here while backpacking Brazil, as part of my month-long tour of South America. This city is full of stories, parties and more than a hint of danger. It’s a vibrant place, with its famous beaches, […]
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South America is something else. It is colourful, wild and challenging. I spent a month crossing this continent, from the painted cities and dramatic deserts of Chile to the vibrant beachfront city of Rio de Janeiro, then via the spectacular Iguazu Falls to the impressive Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires where I discovered the city’s history, tried tango dancing and visited a beautiful yoga studio.
Check out my posts below to find out more about why each of these places is so special.
Straddling the borders of Brazil and Argentina is one of the world’s most spectacular set of waterfalls: Iguazu Falls. With a name deriving from the indigenous words for ‘big water’, Iguazu has been named one of the natural seven wonders of the world. Here’s all the information you need on the best time to visit […]
Visitors to South America would be mad to miss Chile: its charming cities are full of personality, while its dramatic landscapes have the wow factor. On my round the world trip, I only had time to spend two weeks in Chile but it was one of the highlights of my whole journey. And now is […]
If you’re travelling around South America, a visit to Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires is a must. With its stately architecture and jacaranda-lined boulevards, backpacking in Buenos Aires is a joy. Reasons to visit include its legendary steaks, seductive tango and late-night parties. Here is the best guide to backpacking Buenos Aires, including locals’ tips, […]