Blog Posts - South America



Carretera Austral and what you should know about it

Well,dear friend, Carretera Austral is a remoted exotic  place. It lies in the southern hemisphere and if you insist I am going to be more specific: it is in the Chilean Patagonia. It is build to a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Travel on Mar 14, 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 Caño Cristales, One of the World Most Beautiful Rivers

The Happy Nomad - for Backpackers by Backpackers  Colombia is home of one of the most beautiful rivers in the world, Caño Cristales Translated to Crystal Spout in English, Caño Cristales is a small river which is also known as the “River....
by The Happy Nomad on Mar 10, 2016

Helicopter Seized by Peruvian Indigenous Group Over Oil Spill

Protesters are demanding compensation, emergency supplies and attention after an oil spill in their territory.Residents of a Wampis Indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon seized a military helicopter and detained its crew Sunday as an act of pro...
by Actualité Distincte on Mar 8, 2016

Earth Hour 2016: Dim The Lights, Light the Future

I love browsing photos of famous global landmarks in various websites. They look breathtaking in the morning and they even appear amazing at night. But each year, I like seeing pictures of these tourist spots from their dazzling night scenes to havin...
by First-time Travels on Mar 8, 2016

Helicopter Seized by Peruvian Indigenous Group Over Oil Spill

Protesters are demanding compensation, emergency supplies and attention after an oil spill in their territory.Residents of a Wampis Indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon seized a military helicopter and detained its crew Sunday as an act of pro...
by N3WS on Mar 8, 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

‘Sagittarius’ mural, Lima, Peru.

    A nice find in the hectic city of Lima, while in the Dragonfly I meantioned I was to make a mural in the countryside out of the city -Yangas Valley. The conversation ended up in me taking on the largest wall they had. I reused the tacti...
by Artist's in Progress on Mar 2, 2016

Mural in Buenos Aires

My travels started in Rio. ‘One travels to find ones self´’, many of us have a twist on that statement when we travel. For me I like to think I had a vague idea of what I wanted this to be all about when I started. In reality with a lit...
by Artist's in Progress on Mar 1, 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

Argentine State Workers Join National Strike Against President Mauricio Macri

Thousands of public sector have been fired as part of an ideological purge since President Mauricio Macri took office last December.Argentine public sector workers will converge in front of the presidential palace Wednesday as part of a national stri...
by Actualité Distincte on Feb 23, 2016

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri to Raise Gas Prices up to 300%

Mauricio Macri's neoliberal government continues its assault on working people, as labor unions and human rights group announce protests.Argentines will see the price of gas spike by 40 to 300 percent in less than two months as the new conservative g...
by Actualité Distincte on Feb 23, 2016

Argentine State Workers Join National Strike Against President Mauricio Macri

Thousands of public sector have been fired as part of an ideological purge since President Mauricio Macri took office last December.Argentine public sector workers will converge in front of the presidential palace Wednesday as part of a national stri...
by N3WS on Feb 23, 2016

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri to Raise Gas Prices up to 300%

Mauricio Macri's neoliberal government continues its assault on working people, as labor unions and human rights group announce protests.Argentines will see the price of gas spike by 40 to 300 percent in less than two months as the new conservative g...
by N3WS on Feb 23, 2016

Argentina: President Mauricio Macri Orders New Tough Restrictions on Protests

The government of Argentina approved a new measure this week that will impose tough new restrictions on protesters.Argentine police are now permitted to break up demonstrations without prior judicial authorization, thanks to new measures passed by th...
by Actualité Distincte on Feb 20, 2016

Argentina: President Mauricio Macri Orders New Tough Restrictions on Protests

The government of Argentina approved a new measure this week that will impose tough new restrictions on protesters.Argentine police are now permitted to break up demonstrations without prior judicial authorization, thanks to new measures passed by th...
by Actualité Distincte on Feb 20, 2016

What to do when Visiting Peru

The Happy Nomad - for Backpackers by Backpackers Peru is one of South America’s most popular countries. The Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu is easily the biggest draw followed closely by many alternative trekking options in the beautiful Andes Moun...
by The Happy Nomad on Feb 18, 2016

Haiti : Aristide Allies Celebrate the New President

Haiti’s left wing was heavily represented at the inauguration ceremony for President Privert, in the National Palace in Port-au-Prince.Members of the leftist political party Fanmi Lavalas proclaimed “we're back” after the appointment as interim...
by Actualité Distincte on Feb 16, 2016

Haiti : Aristide Allies Celebrate the New President

Haiti’s left wing was heavily represented at the inauguration ceremony for President Privert, in the National Palace in Port-au-Prince.Members of the leftist political party Fanmi Lavalas proclaimed “we're back” after the appointment as interim...
by Actualité Distincte on Feb 16, 2016

A few glaring differences in the horses south of the equator...

When I have a few minutes I’ll sit down and write an in depth account of the fantastic seven weeks I spent at the southern tip of South America… But from the equine related aspects here are a few of the glaring differences I saw in the time I spe...


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