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April 27, 2018

On the way back to the US, I made a 10 day stop in Mexico to spend a little more time with Tania.  She did her best to show me even more of Mexico City and its surroundings.  Judging by the obscene length of this post, I'd say she did a good job.

Our first stop was...

April 12, 2018

I hadn't really planned to come to Montevideo on this trip. Frankly I knew basically nothing about the city...much less Uruguay. But, it's just an hour by ferry and two hours by bus from Buenos Aires, so what the heck, why not? I spent a week in the "Old City", which f...

April 7, 2018

On to the main course for Argentina now, you're gonna need your appetite for this one.  Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of South America", thanks to its omnipresent cafe culture (a culture that, to be sure, was on full display in Mendoza and Cordoba as well).  The...

March 30, 2018

From Mendoza, I took a short flight to the center of Argentina, home to its second largest city.  Cordoba has a population of about 1.3 million people.  The city's history is closely tied to the Jesuits, a fact that can best be seen on the Jesuit Block.

Iglesia del...

March 20, 2018

In Lima, I said goodbye to my Mexican buddies.  As they flew back home, I was flying to the small city of Mendoza, Argentina.  Mendoza is only home to about 100,000 people, but it's a big draw for tourists thanks to its position at the base of the Andes...oh, and wine....

March 12, 2018

From Machu Picchu, we boarded a train back to Cusco, spent a few more nights there, then flew to Peru's capital, Lima.  With a population of 10 million just in the city proper alone, Lima is the third largest city in the Americas behind Sao Paulo and Mexico City.

The ai...

March 8, 2018

After spending a couple days in Cusco adjusting to the altitude (it's at 11,200 feet), we set out on a four day trek to Machu Picchu (electing the more scenic and challenging Salkantay Trek as opposed to the more touristy Inca Trail).  

Kicking off the hike.

When yo...

March 6, 2018

Most people know Cusco as that place in Peru you go before heading to Machu Picchu.  But it's a fascinating place in its own right, reminding me quite a bit of Cuenca (which was also a former Inca capital).

I met up with Tania and two of her friends from Mexico, picture...

March 4, 2018

From Cuenca, I wanted to head directly to Cusco.  Buuuut, the flight prices were outrageous, so I opted to take a night bus to Peru, and then fly domestically to Cusco from there.  While I saved several hundred dollars doing this, I paid the price in the form of a hell...

February 22, 2018

From the Tatacoa Desert, I took a bus back to Bogota and flew out the next day to Cuenca, Ecuador.  Cuenca is the third largest city in Ecuador, and one that I chose to make my base for exploring the country (passing over the larger Quito and Guayaquil after hearing so...

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