Blog Posts - South America Travel



Colombian Happiness Culture

The Happy Nomad “Si si Colombia si si Caribe”. This expression is one of the most commonly used phrases to define the Colombian state of mind. Colombians use it to show that they have a positive vision... by Mathilde Lesueur |...
by The Happy Nomad on Dec 11, 2016

AROUND THE WORLD : HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, @GELOTHEBEAR

If you’re following my social network accounts, you must be aware about my travel buddy since July 5th, 2015. And yes, from that date when my brothers, JC & Marky who are based in Abu Dhabi suggested for me to buy a teddy bear from Build-A-...

The Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu from a Traveller Point of View

The Happy Nomad ꔷ For Backpackers by Backpackers The story of Sally’s trek of the infamous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, with Bamba Experience. This was definitely one of the best things I’ve done on the trip. Both me and Amanda were.....
by The Happy Nomad on May 7, 2016

How To Cross The Border From Ecuador To Peru By Bus

My days in Ecuador were pretty memorable. I climbed a mountain over 5000 metres high, did my first multi-pitch rock climb (and a 5.10 at that, something new for me), went snorkelling with sea turtles and did my own mini-tour of historic Cuenca. I vi...
by Marie Away on Apr 6, 2016

Discover Bolivia: Copacabana & the Sun Island

The Happy Nomad - for Backpackers by Backpackers I took this incredible 2-day tour from La Paz to Copacabana & the Sun Island which included a guided tour on Lake Titicaca to Isla del Sol and Copacabana, 1-night accommodation, meals, transport an...
by The Happy Nomad on Mar 14, 2016

Discover Bolivia: Tiwanaku Day Trip

The Happy Nomad - for Backpackers by Backpackers So I had made my decision to see La Paz and although I didn’t have a set itinerary, I was sure of one thing, I had to visit Tiwanaku. But Belle, you might ask,... by Belle Nog | Discover...
by The Happy Nomad on Mar 7, 2016

Discover Bolivia: La Paz City Tour

The Happy Nomad - for Backpackers by Backpackers Our La Paz City Tour began early in the morning at 8:30am as we waited for our guide in the lobby of our hostel. After a short 5-minute wait, we heard a man asking... by Belle Nog | Discove...
by The Happy Nomad on Feb 29, 2016

BOLIVIA : A DAY IN LA PAZ AND A TASTE OF EMIRATES’ BUSINESS CLASS

Following a fun-filled day tour at the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, I left Uyuni with a huge smile on my face, and took a less-than-an-hour-plane-ride to La Paz, Bolivia. The sleepy town of Uyuni, Bolivia. Salt flat with all other...
by Beyond Toxicity @ docgelo.com on Jan 10, 2016

2015 : 10 COUNTRIES, 4 CONTINENTS, A COUNTLESS MEMORIES

Words aren’t enough to express my gratitude for the chances to travel to 10 countries in 4 continents in 2015.  Apparently, the wanderlust in me was…...
by Beyond Toxicity @ docgelo.com on Dec 23, 2015

PERU : MY WHIRLWIND ROMANCE WITH LIMA

One of my good friends have been inspiring me to always look at the positive side of things, rather than to focus on being cynical and to pay attention to all things negative. His views reminded me that it’s healthier to see the good amidst the...

Sandboarding and Dune Buggies in Huacachina, Peru

If you find yourself in the Oasis of Huacachina, and most travellers who are making their way through southern Peru by bus do, you’re probably there to try your hand at sandboarding. This village of less than 200 is kind of an icon. I found my...
by Marie Away on Oct 25, 2015

BRASIL : 36 HOURS IN SAO PAULO

“Don’t let the density of Sao Paulo fool you.”  I told myself in a blink as I stand by the sunset, viewed from the 360-degree-observation-deck, at the 46th floor of Edificio Italia, the third tallest structure in Sao Paulo. I was t...
by Beyond Toxicity @ docgelo.com on Sep 14, 2015

CUSCO, PERU : MY UNFORTUNATE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Traveling, like life in general, may come with inevitable circumstances and countless uncertainties. Bad weather. Airport traffic congestion. Multiple delayed flights. Missed connecting flights. And the list of things goes on. Most of them are beyon...
by Beyond Toxicity @ docgelo.com on Aug 14, 2015

A 10-day Trip Around Ecuador

The Happy Nomad Last year, after finishing my exchange semester in Colombia, I decided to travel around the neighbouring country of Ecuador with some friends I had met at school. We went from Bogotá to Quito by... by Manon Caria | A 10-d...
by The Happy Nomad on Jun 13, 2015

Could there be a Train Around the World?

The post Could there be a Train Around the World? appeared first on Word Grrls. I think this is a great idea. But, maybe better for a super train than a highway for standard vehicles. There are so many great ideas in the works for trains. Even trains...
by Word Grrls on May 5, 2015

“Si si Colombia si si Caribe”

The Happy Nomad “Si si Colombia si si Caribe”. This expression is one of the most commonly used phrases to define the Colombian state of mind. Colombians use it to show that they have a positive vision... by Mathilde Lesueur |...
by The Happy Nomad on Apr 24, 2015

10 reasons why the Galápagos Islands should be at the top of your bucket list

Residing around 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador, and slap-bang on the equator, this cluster of islands each has its own unique atmosphere, extraordinary landscape and unrivalled wildlife. This is a place where you can be face-to-face with more cur...
by Globalgrasshopper on Apr 16, 2015

Be Transported to Peru: A Journey down the Amazon in Photos

Be transported to the Amazon River. When taking an expedition down the world's largest river by water volume, you can feel its power. The current pushes fallen trees past our boat at a swift pace as smaller vessels struggle to move against the flow.
by theplanetd on Apr 7, 2015

12 Things to do in Uruguay

I often find it hard to live in the present, although it is something I’m working on. Sometimes, it’s just too much fun to imagine future itineraries and let your mind get carried away with them. I’ve been studying Spanish for a whi...
by Marie Away on Mar 4, 2015

Word of Mouth: South American Street Food

There’s a place where everyone will  tell you to steer clear of the local street food and that place is South America. But, if you’re anything like us, you’ll completely forgot this advice as soon as the smells wafted from those sm...
by Travel Associates blog on Mar 2, 2015


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