Category Archives: South America

UNESCO Patagonian Penguins

I was really torn before our visit to Puerto Madryn in Argentina. We had time to visit either the Península Valdés (Valdes Peninsula) UNESCO World Heritage Site or Punta Tombo Magellanic Penguin Colony, the largest in South America. Both these … Continue reading

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The Funiculars of Valparaiso, Chile

funicular /few-nik-yoo-ler/ adj. (of a railway, esp. on a mountainside) operating by cable with ascending and descending cars counterbalanced – Oxford Compact English Dictionary The Chilean Pacific seaport of Valparaiso, The City of Steps, has been recognised as a UNESCO … Continue reading

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Fin del Mundo: The End of the World

As signs go, this one was pretty memorable… This post was inspired by the photo theme of  Signs from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. If you’re the sort of person that loves visiting unique places on your travels, why not sign … Continue reading

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A Stroll Around Montevideo, Uruguay

For me, the only way to really get a feel for a city is to explore it on foot. That’s exactly what we did during our visit to Montevideo, the capital of the South American country of Uruguay, with our … Continue reading

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Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires

As places to mark your exit from this life go, Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires isn’t bad. In fact, it’s considered one of the most beautiful Cities of the Dead in the World. The streets of the Recoleta necropolis run … Continue reading

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My Cape Horn Dunking

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog about my dawn visit to Cape Horn in February of this year. What a dramatic and memorable experience that was! What I didn’t mention in my previous post, was the event … Continue reading

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Turning Back Time in Viña del Mar, Chile

I’ve seen several floral clocks over the years, most recently in Viña del Mar, Chile. What made that clock particularly memorable, is that we actually witnessed time going backwards! Check out the video below, if you don’t believe me… Thanks … Continue reading

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