South America

South America is a continent made up of 12 countries. Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world. The Amazon River in South America is the largest river by volume. It also has the Andes Mountains which is the longest mountain range in the world.

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Lake Titicaca and its Fascinating Floating Islands in Peru

Lake Titicaca Lake Titicaca is much more than the world’s highest navigable body of water. Do you dream of visiting a place where people live entirely different from the way you do?  Lake Titicaca is one of those locations. We took the day long “Fast Boat” Edgar tour of Lake Titicaca.   The advantage of …

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Machu Picchu – A Breathtaking Lost City Found in Peru

Hidden for Centuries Machu Picchu was on our travel bucket list and this year we finally made it there. Hidden for centuries, it is incredible; you have to add it to your list of must see places. Machu Picchu is now South America’s biggest attraction. The Spanish conquistadors tried but were unable to find this …

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Tuk-Tuk, Get Around Quick, Cheap, Fun and Easy

A Tuk-Tuk or Three-Wheeled Taxi Have you ever ridden in a tuk-tuk (pronounced, “took took”)? These are a motorized, sputtering, three-wheeled taxi. I have been fascinated with tuk-tuks since traveling to Guatemala where we rode in one several times a day. They are typically cheaper than a conventional taxi, but the ride is not the …

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La Mirage, Quito, Luxurious Treasure Nestled in the Andes

La Mirage, Hidden Treasure If you think that you will have to settle for second-rate accommodations in a developing country like Ecuador, you haven’t been to La Mirage Garden Hotel and Spa. Perched on the Andean hillside of the charming city of Cotacachi you will find La Mirage. La Mirage offers European décor, a world-class …

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