Copacabana Bolivia

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Copacabana, on Lake Titicaca, was revered by the Incas. Then, when the Spanish built a chapel to commemorate the virgin, it became a Catholic pilgrimage site that continues to draw pilgrims to the city four times a year, swelling the city’s population of 18,000 to 40,000 or more. The city’s attractive lakeside site, meanwhile, draws [Read more …]

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

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We had a few extra days to spend in Bolivia and decided to take a two-day trip with Grupo Rossario to Lake Titicaca, its primary Bolivian city and religious pilgrimage site of Copacabana (the original, after with the Rio beach was named) and the Pre-Columbian Incan archeological sites on Island of the Sun. But before [Read more …]

The Amazing Uyuni Salt Flats in Boliva

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One of the reasons why we were going to Boliva was to visit the Uyuni Salt Flats. We arrived there from a flight from La Paz to Uyuni. And since we figured that this would be the only time we would visit the area, we wanted to stay in a “salt hotel”. What is a [Read more …]

Eating and Sleeping in La Paz Bolivia

Dinners in La Paz Bolivia Gusto is the most famous La Paz restaurant that many people seem to even know. Created and run by a co-founder of Copenhagen’s NOMA (the #1 rated restaurant in the world which we plan to visit in the summer of 2016), it is an attempt to do for Bolivian [Read more …]

La Paz, Bolivia

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We hadn’t yet been Bolivia so, on a recent trip to South America, we decided to check out the country. Our original plan was to have a day in the historic, colonial capital of Sucre, have a long-multi-faceted visit to La Paz, and then take side-trips to the Uyunui Salt Flats and Lake Titicaca. While [Read more …]

Ushuaia Argentina: The World’s Southernmost City

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We were in Argentina for one purpose: taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica, the 7th continent and one we have always wanted to visit. But first, we had to get to our cruise boat, which was taking off from Ushuaia Argentina. While our Antarctica Adventures will be explored in our next series of posts, this [Read more …]

Buenos Aries Restaurants and Hotel

Our limited time in Buenos Aires (BA) on this trip limited the number of restaurants we were able to sample. We, however, made our best efforts to sample as many good restaurants as our waistlines could accommodate. This visit’s crop consisted of: Sucre (Bajo Belgrano). All the natives with whom we spoke suggested that meat [Read more …]

Buenos Aires Argentina

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Since Buenos Aires (BA) is the hub for flying anywhere in Argentina, and for virtually all flights into and out of the country, we were “forced” to return to our favorite city in Latin America..or else it used to be. But you have to read the entire blog to see why we may have changed [Read more …]

Colonia del Sacramento Uruguay

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From Montevideo Uruguay, we made our way by a comfortable 3 hours bus trip to Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO site. This is the oldest city in the country, and was founded by the Portuguese in 1680, conquered by the Spanish and returned to Portugal a couple of times before being seized by Brazil, and [Read more …]

Uruguay Wine Country

Wine Country Uruguay has more than 200 wineries spread across about half a dozen different wine regions including Colonia, Canelones, Rivera, San Jose and Salto. While each has its unique terroir and is suited to different grapes, the country does produce a wide range of both white wines (including albarino, chardonnay and riesling) [Read more …]