Visiting South America
Monte Belo do Sul, Brazil: Monte Bello Historic Winery
This charming hilltop town is located in the stunning Serra Gaucha.
Porto Alegre: Neoclassic French elegance in the heart of the city
My visit to two of the most important historic sites in Porto Alegre: Palacio Piratini and Teatro Sao Pedro.
Visiting the Capilla Jackson, Montevideo: Gothic Lines, Shadows and Memories of a Prominent Uruguayan Extended Family
Strongly Gothic features characterize this building in Montevideo, Uruguay, dating from 1870, and designed by French architect Victor Rabú (1834-1917). It is named for an historically prominent Uruguayan family.
Guide to South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a remote inhospitable overseas territory of the British Government. The largest amongst smaller Islands that make up South Sandwich Islands.
A Rising Caribbean Holiday Destination: Suriname
Suriname is mainly known for its beautiful tropical rainforest. Many tourists are amazed by the colorful flowers, the appealing tropical fruits, a variety of delicious diverse cuisines, the beautiful birds, and the amazing waterfalls that are a feast for the senses.
Visiting 'Parque José Enrique Rodó', Montevideo, Uruguay: Remembering the Relevance of 'Ariel' — and E. Howard Hunt
José Enrique Rodó (1871-1917) — author of 'Ariel' and commemorated in the name of a park in Montevideo, Uruguay — and E. Howard Hunt (1919-2007) — ex-CIA Watergate burglar — are not names which often go together. But they are linked by Uruguay and by polemics about US economic-driven intervention.
Visiting the House of Dr. Luis Alberto de Herrera, Montevideo, Uruguay: Remembering Issues of Historic Sovereignty
Forget the Cold War: understand how Dr. Luis Alberto de Herrera, as a conservative nationalist, could be both a supporter of the Sandinistas and a defender of the historic sovereignty of Latin America
Visting the Hotel Colón, Piriápolis, Uruguay: Dating From 1910, Neo-Renaissance Style in a Flourishing Republic
Fine style and historical allusion come together at this building in a leading Uruguayan resort city in Maldonado department.
Peru: Poisonous Spiders, Venomous Snakes, Bugs, Dangerous Animals, Insects, and Lethal Diseases
Peru has almost 200 species of snakes. The clever Peruvian decoy spider who makes lookalikes out of dead insects to fool predators. Scorpions, sand-flys and disease is also rife.
Argentina, Venomous Snakes & Poisonous Spiders, Bugs and other Dangerous Insects and Animals
Argentina has many poisonous spiders and venomous snakes. The diverse weather conditions make the country a prime breeding ground for many dangerous insects, reptiles, & animals.
Physical Features and Natural Resources of Bolivia
Bolivia is about one-third mountainous and two-thirds lowland. In western Bolivia and northern Chile the Andes mountains reach their greatest width, approximately 400 miles (650 km) between Arica (Chile) and Santa Cruz.
Top Tips for First Time Visit to Machu Picchu
In this article I offer practical advice and top tips for planning a first time visit to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru. This wonder of the world has fascinated historians and travellers for many years but nothing quite prepares you for seeing it! Learn how to plan you own visit.
Travel to Guyana, South America for Ecotourism, Adventure and Unspoiled Land
Being at the border of the Caribbean and South America, Guyana is known for its unspoiled land of high mountains, deep rainforests, and the beauty they retain.
The Things I will Miss and Not Miss about Living in Argentina
A story of a German living in an Argentinean province of Buenos Aires for more than 2 years. The good and bad things she experienced and some inside things about the Argentinean culture. Rioplatense Spanish, Mate, Dulce de Leche and the Argentinean hospitality are a couple of things that are addressed.
Pachacuti - Founder of the Inca Empire in South America
Pachacuti was the greatest of the Inca emperors and greatly enlarged the Inca Empire during his reign.
Venezuela: Angel Falls, Cuatro, & Guasacaca
Want to know more about Venezuela? Are you a lover of travel, geography teacher, homeschooling or involved parent, student, or life-long learner? In an effort to make world geography more meaningful and memorable, I've compiled all you will need to locate Venezuela on a map, cook a Venezuelan meal, watch YouTube clips on Venezuela, color the flag, create a Venezuelan craft, read a great book about Venezuela, and more!
Brazil: Maracas, Pele, & Beans and Rice
Want to know more about Brazil? Would you like to have fun while learning about the countries of the world? In an effort to make world geography more meaningful and memorable, I have provided everything you need to locate Brazil on a map, cook an ethnic meal, watch YouTube clips on Brazil, color the flag, create a Brazilian craft, read a book about Brazil, and more!
Costa Rica Poisonous & Venomous Spiders, Snakes & Other Insects
Costa Rica spiders, snakes, bugs and insects which can kill whilst on vacation. Hotels in the costa rica which may have spiders, snakes and poisonous bugs in the area.
Parque Jerusalem – Dry Forest of the Ecuador Highlands
Jerusalem Park Steven L. Herrmann Jerusalem Park, or Bosque Protector Jerusalén in Spanish, is an area of protected dry forest a short distance north of Quito Ecuador. Most people come to this tiny nation to experience the rainforests of the Andean...
Brazilian Poisonous & Venomous Snakes and Spiders in Brazil Seen When On Vacation
Vacations to Brazil can be destroyed by poisonous snakes and spiders. Beware of spiders and snakes on cheap holidays to Brazil.
Peru: Hiking the Inca Trail
Still shrouded in mystery a century after their re-discovery in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu are one of the world's most intriguing travel destinations. While it is possible to reach the ruins without undergoing a...
Bahia de Caraquez, Manabi, Ecuador: A Comprehensive Look -- updated May/2/2013
Bahia de Caraquez, a comprehensive look at the cleanest Coastal city in Ecuador. Lots of tips and photos. Bahía de Caráquez sits on a peninsula where the Rio Chone empties into the Pacific Ocean. The city was once a thriving seaport that has morphed into the most attractive city on the coast. The population of Bahia is currently pegged at around 30,000 residents, many of which are the descendants of an ancient culture. A visit to the museum (one of the best in the country) will confirm the lo
Everything you wanted to know about Paraguay Culture
looking for a unique trip to paraguay in south america then here are the things that you need to know about paraguayan culture
Uruguay & Uruguayan Culture, People and Values
There are many ways to enjoy and immerse yourself in this wonderfully diverse country in South America. Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America with Brazil bordering it to the north, its only land border.
Kogi Guardians from the Heart of the World on the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
The Kogi tribe live high on the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Columbia. They were the subject of a documentary entitled From The Heart of the World directed by Alan Ereira 20 years ago.