Blog Posts - Andes Mountains



Patagonia, between water and ice

Do you want to live an adventure? Explore Argentinean Patagonia and face cold and ice? Discover spectacular white landscapes and huge glaciers like you have never seen before? Follow us for a journey in this mysterious part of the world. Northern Pat...
by BarePockets on Aug 22, 2016

6 Tips for Surviving a Bus Trip in South America [Guest Post]

My head knocked against the windowpane as the bus hit a bump in the road. I woke up and saw nothing but darkness and a single road in front of me, teeming with cars, leading to a small building with siding that looked like it hadn’t been replaced f...
by Tripologist on Jul 5, 2013

Retirement – It’s Not What You Think

Statistics tell us that 10,000 baby boomers in the United States will reach the retirement age of 65 every day for the next nineteen years. Some will keep working either because their retirement savings were wiped out in the banking crisis or becaus...
by applecore on Nov 24, 2012

Vacation of a Lifetime

I was so tired of my job. I was 61 years old, almost a year away from eligibility to file for Social Security early retirement. My wife missed traveling, something she had done a lot before meeting me on a cruise ship to Alaska in 2005. One day we we...
by applecore on Sep 19, 2012

The Race of the Three Kings

Who would have ever thought that the fate of an entire village would rest on the backs of three horses?   On January 6th, three men will race through the Andes Mountains, each determined to be the first to reach footsteps of a small village call...
by MapSalesDotCom on Dec 29, 2011

Now THIS is a Crazy Mountain Road in the Chilean Andes

Photos of the insane mountain pass located just outside the Argentina-Chile border crossing - can you imagine driving this road in the thick of winter?!Now THIS is a Crazy Mountain Road in the Chilean Andes is a post from: Traveling Canucks Relate...
by Traveling Canucks on Sep 10, 2011

Now THAT is a Crazy Mountain Road in the Chilean Andes

Photos of the insane mountain pass located just outside the Argentina-Chile border crossing - can you imagine driving this road in the thick of winter?!Now THAT is a Crazy Mountain Road in the Chilean Andes is a post from: Traveling Canucks Relate...
by Traveling Canucks on Sep 10, 2011

Aussie Ufo's » Blog Archive » UFO in Peru identified as falling meteor? 'Not so fast,' some claim [video]

A flaming UFO that fell from the sky in Cuzco, Peru is getting some major attention today.  the fireball was spotted n&#...
by Aussie Ufo on Sep 9, 2011

UFO in Peru identified as falling meteor? 'Not so fast,' some claim [video]

A flaming UFO that fell from the sky in Cuzco, Peru is getting some major attention today.  The fireball was spotted near the Andes mountains in Peru o ...
by Aussie Ufo on Sep 4, 2011

Mountain Refuge C7 : It’s Modern House Located in Fantastic Andes Mountains! on April 28, 2011 @ 17:00

Wow! This time we present a very interesting house that will become an inspiration or perhaps even make you do not think the house should always be in noisy environments, such as urban as possible. This time we present a house, not the apartment or s...
by Creative Home Idea. Com on Apr 28, 2011

THE PICTURE THAT DESCRIBES MEDELLIN PERFECTLY

This picture could not describe Medellin more perfectly.  You can see the city in the valley and the towering Andes mountains in the back drop.  I currently am living in Medellin, the city of eternal spring, during the rainy season.  Every day you...
by WanderingTrader on Apr 17, 2011

Five Meter Above The Snow Spikes, Which Never Melt - Penitentes

Andes Mountains in places where conventional penitentes formations are visible, they are the world's longest mountain range is under water in the stack, with over 7000 km and 500 km wide. The average height of about 4000 meters and spans along the we...
by Happy Travel on Feb 16, 2011

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by WanderingTrader on Feb 10, 2011

Coca leaves first chewed 8,000 years ago, says research

Peruvian foraging societies were already chewing coca leaves 8,000 years ago, archaeological evidence has shown. Ruins beneath house floors in the northwestern Peru showed evidence of chewed coca and calcium-rich rocks. Such rocks would have been bu...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 2, 2010

Amazon's rich biodiversity attributed to rise of Andes Mountains

The extraordinary biodiversity seen in the Amazon rainforest — one of the most species-rich ecosystems on Earth — may have evolved mainly due to the rise of the Andes, research suggests. The Amazon, the world's largest river basin, is home to th...
by The Archaeology News Network on Nov 18, 2010

Photo of the Week: Travel through the Andes, Chile

This week's photo was taken while traveling by bus through the impressive Andes Mountains of South America, between Mendoza, Argentina and Santiago, Chile Related posts:Photo of the Week: Anakena Beach, Easter Island Photo of the Week: Autumn in Ve...
by Traveling Canucks on Sep 25, 2010

Photo of the Day: Mountains And Plains in Bolivia

During our Tupiza to Uyuni Bolivia Salt Flats 4-day tour we witnessed incredible and varying scenery, such as this snow capped mountain in the background.  From the Toyota Land Cruiser window we saw desert, volcanic rock, glowing lakes, volcanoes an...
by Two Backpackers on Aug 12, 2010

Photo of the Day: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

The Salkantay Trek is an alternative hike to Machu Picchu that provides incredible mountain landscapes, jungle vegetation and snow below your boots.  The varying environments make it one of the most beautiful and challenging treks to Machu Picchu. ...
by Two Backpackers on Aug 5, 2010


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