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El Caminito in Buenos Aires

El Caminito in Buenos Aires

Spending a day in the La Boca area is a must when you are in Buenos Aires. Sure, the neighbourhood is known for its challenges but it is a fairly safe place during the day, and there are plenty of tourists among the visitors. I took a bus from Puerto Madero in the city’s centre and ventured out to see the real birthplace of tango for myself. El Caminito in...

Visiting Cusco, Peru

Visiting Cusco, Peru

Cusco is a stop for anyone heading to Macchu Picchu, and this is where I spent a few days before and after going there. It’s an absolutely beautiful place to visit. It’s great to get lost in among narrow streets, you have to be mindful of altitude. It’s takes time to get acclimatized, but once you do, it fun to explore it. There are large numbers of...

Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires

Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires

It may seem a bit weird to visit a cemetery when you are travelling for pleasure to explore a new city, but when you are in Buenos Aires, it is one of those places well worth checking out. I went there twice, once on a rainy day which felt a bit spooky and the second time on a bright sunny day. Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires...

Visit to Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca Near Puno, Peru

Visit to Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca Near Puno, Peru

During my trek across Peru, I briefly visited Uros Islands, located a short boat ride from Puno. This place is home to Uru or Uros, an indigenous people of Peru and Bolivia. They live on approximately – and still growing – 120 self-fashioned floating islands on Lake Titicaca near Puno. It was an exciting and unusual experience, but I am thankful for...

Uruguay: Historic Quarter of Colonia Del Sacramento

Uruguay: Historic Quarter of Colonia Del Sacramento

When you are in Buenos Aires, you really should make a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento. It is a city in southwestern Uruguay, by the Río de la Plata, facing Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is one of the oldest towns in Uruguay. To get there, you can take one of three ferries leaving from Buenos Aires, Argentina: “Buquebus,” “Seacat Colonia,” or...

Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, Peru

Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, Peru

If you cannot or simply don’t want to take a trek across Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, there is always a train option. Trains from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, Peru, take around 1h 31m and cover a distance of approximately 43 km. There are two services currently available, one by PeruRail and Inca Rail; I took PeruRail. It was a comfortable trip in spacious...

Teleférico La Paz–El Alto in Bolivia

Teleférico La Paz–El Alto in Bolivia

La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, is located in a canyon on the Choqueyapu River. The best way to see the city is from high above, the views are amazing. Take something called Mi Teleférico or an aerial cable car urban transit system serving the La Paz–El Alto metropolitan area in Bolivia. It’s a brilliant child of former Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma, who...