I enjoyed a seven hour stopover in San Salvador on my flight away from Perú. […] One of the highlights of these few hours of exploration was stumbling upon El Rosario church in Parque Libertad.
Here you have it, the logistical summary table of my transcontinental bus travels in South America in the last year. In two trips, I covered almost 12,000 kilometers of road over a total of more than 220 hours.
I never expected that the most happening thing I’d find in La Paz on a Saturday afternoon would be a full-blown K-Pop (Korean pop) dance competition.
What am I eating? I try to embed mention of food into my travel posts but since I happen to have a number of past restaurant colleagues with short attention spans, I have to give them a proper food post once in a while as a carrot for them to keep visiting.
To the west, long white salt flats and over snowy peaks, Chile. North, across the barren expanse, the Bolivian altiplano. To the South, majestic Mt. Chañi of Jujuy province in Argentina. And east, an enormous nearly full moon just rising over the hills.
Yesterday was my first full day in Buenos Aires and it coincided with an enormous country-wide call to protest by the socialist Left. More than a hundred thousand people congregated…
Were it summer, I would have stopped in Florianopolis for its unique beach landscapes, but on Marcelo’s recommendation I opted to make Porto Alegre my last stop in Brazil on the road south.
These images are all from the main central areas of São Paulo, they don’t really provide an idea of the scale and extension of the metropolis. I would need a helicopter to provide that.
I wasn’t able to make it to Iguazu Falls while in Ciudad del Este, but I did visit the largest electricity generating plant in the world, the Itaipu hydroelectric dam. Itaipu means “the rock that sings” in Guarani, a name taken from…
After 36 hours in the Chaco, Manuel and I travelled to Asunción (5h). A day in the slow-moving capital left me with the strong impression that the country operates on a very different rhythm and cultural landscape than elsewhere I’d been on the continent.
I’m in Paraguay to spend a few days with my friend Manuel.