Street Art: Perú

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Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in Perú. I have to admit I hoped for a bit more after the rich bounty I found in Ecuador.

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Travel Video: Sandboarding in Huacachina, Perú

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Huacachina is an oasis located 5 km from the city of Ica in Perú. One of the highlights of a visit there is a combined dune buggy and sandboarding excursion. Here is some footage I took of mine.
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Street Art: Recife and Olinda

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Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in Recife and Olinda in Brazil. For more from Brazil, check out my street art collections for Curitiba, Florianópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador da Bahia, and various other locations.

Recife
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Olinda
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My Travel Costs in South America: A Complete Budget Breakdown (with Spreadsheet)

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Note: See the end of this post to see how you can get/use my expense tracking spreadsheet (free).

Many people are interested in how much around-the-world (RTW) or other long-term travel costs, especially as a budget traveler or backpacker. As I explained in my Central America cost breakdown, before I began my multi-year Latin America journey, I created a spreadsheet to … [ Read more ]

Travel Tips: Brazil Travel Guide

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General Thoughts about Brazil
Like almost everyone I have met who has traveled to Brazil, I loved my experience here. It is a huge country, diverse in land, people, culture and even language. When I first started thinking of my South America plans I considered skipping Brazil precisely because it was so huge and because I wanted to concentrate on improving my Spanish, but as I … [ Read more ]

Booking (and Paying for) Flights Online in Brazil

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Brazil is a great country. Really. And, its economy seems to be thriving. There are even multiple low-cost airlines (Avianca, Azul, GOL, TAM, Webjet) that provide enough competition to make flying inside the country oftentimes as cheap an option as taking the bus. And, some of the associated websites are pretty good. There’s only one … [ Read more ]

Travel Video: Traditional Dance in Perú

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The boleto turístico (tourist ticket) in Cuzco, Perú allows entrance to multiple ruins and also to the Cuzco Cultural Art Center where there is a nightly traditional dance performance. Here is some video I took from that performance.
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My Travel Costs in Central America: A Complete Budget Breakdown (with Spreadsheet)

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Note: See the end of this post to see how you can get/use my expense tracking spreadsheet (free).

Many people are interested in how much around-the-world (RTW) or other long-term travel costs, especially as a budget traveler or backpacker. Latin America, generally being a fairly inexpensive destination, is popular for long-term itineraries. So, I bring you some good news and bad news. … [ Read more ]

Travel Video: Iguazú (Iguaçu) Falls

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The waterfalls at Iguazú (Argentina) and Iguaçu (Brazil) are a true marvel and are one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of South America. After spending many months in Argentina I left for Uruguay and a bit of Brazil before finally backtracking to visit these impressive falls. Here is some footage I shot.
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How to Renew a Tourist Visa in Brazil

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Brazil is a large country to see in just three months. If you find yourself wanting more time to enjoy this beautiful destination and its warm people then you will most likely find it easier to extend your tourist visa inside the country than to make a border run as you might in other locations (e.g., from Buenos Aires to Colonia in Uruguay).

I can’t say … [ Read more ]

Travel Video: Boca Juniors vs. River Plate

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I was fortunate to see a Boca-River game, in Mendoza (part of a special summer tournament). The Mendoza stadium is smaller than in Buenos Aires but it was still an electric environment and good experience. Especially fortunate since the next season River was relegated to second division.
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Travel Video: Soy Tupizeña

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After hiking all day near Tupiza, Boliva, I came across a restaurant and a nearby table was singing what I presume is a very traditional local song, Soy Tupizeña.
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