The southwestern tip of Bolivia offers some of the most magnificent landscapes in South America. Before getting there, we crossed into Bolivia from Paraguay in the east, going through Tarija and Tupiza in order to acclimatize to the high altitudes… Read more
Paraguay does not really have much to offer in terms of highlights in our opinion, especially compared to other places in South America. What we enjoyed most are the places we stayed at in Altos (Hasta la Pasta) and in the Chaco (Harmony of Wilderness… Read more
As we knew from our last visit here, Brazil means long distance travels on mostly boring roads. This is not any different in Southern Brazil. But the spots we visited were real highlights. PantanalThe Pantanal is a vast wetland mostly in Brazil, but also… Read more
Lowlands in Bolivia means hot temperatures. At this time of year some 35°C need to be expected at least. Parque Nacional MadidiOur first day into the Madidi rain forest started with an 8 hour boat trip along the Río Tuichi starting in Rurrenabaque. It… Read more
Since we have been to Bolivia ten years ago, we are trying to visit places we did not get round to seeing back then. Lago TiticacaCopacabana is located in a nice bay at Lago Titicaca and sports a famous… Read more
After the mostly boring drive along the coast we headed back into the mountains towards Cusco. Already the first few hundred meters of altitude gain provided fantastic views again.
Southern Peru is very… Read more
The Peruvian coast is a rather short story. Temperatures hardly ever reach 20° Celsius at this time of year and it is foggy most of the time. LimaTraffic in Lima is as chaotic and hectic as it can be. Barranco and Miraflores are some of the nicer and… Read more