South America is one of my favorite continents in the world. My travels across this incredible region have led me to discover so many extraordinary highlights – marvelous towering peaks, iconic lost ancient empires, wondrously scrumptious cuisine, and pristinely lush jungles – splattered everywhere in this spectacularly scenic and geographically-diverse continent. In the past decade, my love affair with this continent made me return at least 8 times, providing me with countless opportunities to travel extensively all over, from its northernmost tip in Colombia to the southernmost region of Patagonia. In this blog post, I count down the personal list of favorite sites in South America.
SALAR DE UYUNI, located in Bolivia’s high plateau (altiplano), is the largest and highest salt flats in the world. It is one of those locations in this planet that can be fascinatingly described as surreal and other-worldly. To reach this astounding destination requires some effort and conscientious planning. Here are 5 critical tips to ensure your journey to this side of the globe is a success.
In this blog post, I count down the top ten highlights of the 3-day Salar De Uyuni circuit that extends all the way towards the border with Chile.
Showstoppers include the breathtaking Salar De Uyuni, countless flamingos, stunning lakes, and volcanoes, etc. The diversity of landscapes and the sheer desolateness of this region are enough to consider having this trek occupy a slot on your bucket list.
I have always been enormously fascinated by overland border crossings (#9 was over sea). Here, I rank my ten most unforgettable cross-country expeditions. Some were indelible because they were outrageously terrifying. Some were just spectacularly scenic and outright thrilling.