10 Facts About South America’s Andes and Amazon | Project Guide Included

Andes-Amazon Facts

    The Andes Mountains make up the longest mountain range in the world. Running from north to south, the range creates a mountainous spine along the western side of the South American continent. Seven countries play host to the Andes: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. The highest point measures 6,961 m (22,838 ft) above sea […]

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Reblog: Hiking to Colombia’s Tallest Waterfall, “La Chorrera”

Less than one hour away from the busy cultural centre of Bogota, runs… or rather falls, the country’s tallest waterfall, La Chorrera. La Chorrera is the sixth tallest waterfall in all of Latin America and is a must see for visitors to Colombia, especially those who’d enjoy a not too arduous hike. The scenery is […]

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Reblog: Day Trip to Diverse Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Chile

Again while bloghopping I was thrilled to come across gorgeous photos and a very interesting post by Image Earth Travel on Valparaíso. Just 120 km northwest of Chile’s capital, Santiago, is the major city, seaport, and educational center (home to 7 universities) of Valparaíso. It is the second largest metropolitan area in the country. Valparaíso has been […]

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Reblog: The Astounding Size, Sound and Beauty of Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier

I’ve shared some of Caroline Helbig’s amazing photos from Argentina, with you before.  And I have to do it again.  She brings Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier alive in an astounding manner.  The stunning pictures, her vivid worded descriptions and the awe that comes through in her post, all make for a fantastic showcase of an ice […]

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Reblog: Hola Costa Rica: Tortuguero

On Sunday, I bid a temporary farewell to a small group of my students.  They are off to Costa Rica for three weeks as part of their study abroad program.  They’ll be going through daily intensive language classes and soaking up as much Costa Rican culture as they can.  I’m so excited for them as […]

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A CUBAN ITINERARY (PART 5)

Today we will spend hours exploring the wonders of Trinidad, Cuba.  This historical gem is a UNESCO world heritage site. You can catch up with the tour here: Day 1 and Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5   Day 6 Visit the Valle de los Ingenios and Manaca Iznaga Explore the city with […]

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A CUBAN ITINERARY (PART 4)

  We head towards central Cuba, passing through more beautiful beaches and historic towns. You can catch up with the tour here: Day 1 and Day 2 Day 3 Day 4   Day 5  Depart for Trinidad, enjoying the sites along the way. Drive towards the centre of the country along the legendary Bay of Pigs […]

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A CUBAN ITINERARY (PART 3)

The Cuban exploration continues as we head today to Playa Larga. You can catch up with the tour here: Day 1 and Day 2 Day 3   Day 4  Depart for Playa Larga En route we visit Las Terrazas and the old coffee plantations. A beautiful nature reserve is now located here.   Las Terrazas is a […]

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