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BRAZILIAN VISA WAIVER for USA, Australian, Canadian and Japanese citizens starting June 17th-2019

BRAZILIAN VISA WAIVER for USA, Australian, Canadian and Japanese citizens starting June 17th-2019

We are SO excited to share with our travelers that Brazilian government has decided to waive the visa requirement for USA, Canadian, Australians and Japanese citizens effective June 17th 2019. This will allow you to travel with a regular passport for up to 90 days within Brazil. So even if you want to just “cross” to Brazil for visiting Iguazu falls when traveling in Argentina or for a full trip to Brazil you will not only save some money but also…

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Darek and Ana – Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Darek and Ana – Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

*This post was written by Ana’s husband Darek, who has been known to say, “I am married to South America.” Though born in Poland, he shares his wife’s passion for the people and the land, as you will see. Hola! Let me catch up on our past few days of travel. We visited Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is located north of Cuzco, Peru, about 1 hour ride by bus. It is a beautiful place, a very fertile, deep…

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Retro Buenos Aires aerial photos, part 2

Retro Buenos Aires aerial photos, part 2

Here is a gallery of the historic pictures taken by the two young and brave men. For those of you who have traveled to Buenos Aires before this will be a fun treat as you compare your photos and memories to these photos taken 90 years ago. You can click on each photo for a full size. All of the photos were used with permission of Borra Family Collection/Collecion Familia Borra; pictures were taken by Enrique Broszeit and Juan Bautista…

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Buenos Aires from the air, 90 years ago

Buenos Aires from the air, 90 years ago

adapted from the  original article which appears in laNacion.com In the 20 and the 30 Juan Baptist Borra and Enrique Broszeit, two young pilots and adventurers, flew over the city in a two-seater and registered in photos their routes; 90 years later their crazy adventure turned into an invaluable collection of photographs. They were two audacious Bohemians who took any chance to fly over Buenos Aires learning the craft of aerial photography. It was the 20’s and little was known…

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Visit to the Equator, where strange things happen.

Visit to the Equator, where strange things happen.

Today, our guide Paul took us to the famed monument on the Equator, a place where locals call it “Middle of the Earth”. We first visited a small museum dedicated to the Equator where we experienced few “mysterious” effects of being at the latitude 0 deg 00′ 00″. We first learned about a group of French scientists who arrived here in 1700’s and conducted calculations as to where exactly is the equatorial line. They came quite close, but some 30…

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Farewell to Galapagos

Farewell to Galapagos

On our last day in Galapagos we got a quick tour of some attractions in the highlands, accompanied by Maria Elena, a local guide. We visited a farm in the highlands where giant tortoises come and go to feed and hang out. Here they co-exist with humans and domestic animals. They are not in captivity but rather able to roam freely as they have for thousands of years before the humans arrived. They can live over hundred years and weigh…

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Visiting with iguanas and a high-five from a blue footed booby.

Visiting with iguanas and a high-five from a blue footed booby.

On our third day in Puerto Ayora we took another boat trip this time to Isla Isabela. We departed at 7 am in a perfect weather for navigation. The sea was calm and no clouds in the sky. As we glided across the waters of the archipelago I sat on the front of the boat, mesmerized by the ocean and the flying fish jumping out of the water. After two and a half hours and passing some smaller islands we…

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Isla Santa Cruz and Floreana

Isla Santa Cruz and Floreana

We landed in Galapagos yesterday at about 10 am local time after 1hr and 40 min flight from Guayaquil. The islands are about 600 miles west of the mainland Ecuador and one hour ahead. It’s hot and humid, big difference from Quito where we stayed at the elevation of 2800 m above sea level. We are staying on Isla Santa Cruz in Puerto Ayora for the three nights and taking day trips. The first afternoon we took a short trip…

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El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park.

El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park.

Cecile and the group continue their journey North from Chile to Argentina. They arrived in Calafate yesterday and enjoyed the visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier. This is what Cecile reported from their excursion: “Today we visited National Park Los Glaciares…  I cannot write a word, because Nature left everything written in this magnificent place of the world. I wish you could enjoy the pictures, as we enjoyed the view…” All the wonderful photos by Cecile.