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Category Archive: South America

South America

Jun 10

Colorful Colonial Cartagena Awaits You

Dear Luke and Leia, Guys you’re going to love colorful colonial Cartagena, a walled city founded in June of 1533, where old meets new in a seamless pattern of color, warmth and beauty. Pastel buildings with stunning balconies and intricate iron works line narrow cobblestone streets full of characters and tourists alike. The entire walled …

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May 13

Cartagena Old Town is a Photographer’s Dream

Beautiful, mysterious, and unique, Cartagena’s Old Town has no trouble getting attention. Its narrow streets and gorgeous architecture have made it one of Latin America’s most coveted and popular destinations.

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May 03

Panama to Colombia: Crossing the Darien Gap

If you have been entertaining any fantasies of driving an epic road trip on the highway that runs between Alaska and the tip of South America, be prepared when you get to Panama. You can’t drive to Colombia from there.

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Mar 21

Cartagena Icons That Are Not from Cartagena

As Colombia’s most popular destination, Cartagena captures the heart of everyone who visits. The walled historic center, her colorful houses, the sizzling heat, and the friendly people are only part of the magic.

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Mar 14

AmaZOOnico: Animal Rescue in Ecuador’s Amazon

Once upon a time, a family adopted an ocelot cub because they couldn’t resist how cute it was. It’s too bad that they conveniently forgot one essential detail: Babies grow up.

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Feb 29

9 Best Things To Do in Banos Ecuador

Our tour to the Amazon was chock full of new experiences. Besides sleeping in the Amazon jungle and visiting an indigenous community, we were also able to spend our final night in one of Ecuador’s most famous towns, Baños, named for its public hot baths. If you’re planning a trip there yourself, here is our …

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Apr 04

How to Find and Rent an Apartment in Cuenca, Ecuador

Judging from the popularity of our post about Our First Furnished Apartment in Cuenca’s El Centro, a whole lot of people are considering expat life and have no idea how to find and rent an apartment there.

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Sep 22

Cartagena Street Life

Cartagena, on Colombia’s Caribbean coastline, is one of the best reasons to visit the country, especially if you have a camera. It has a beautiful beach, fantastic restaurants, lively street life, and an old town so full of charming colonial architecture that it deserves its UNESCO World Heritage status.

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May 28

Feria Libre: How to Live Like a Local in Cuenca, Ecuador

Back when we were living in the U.S., we’d check the weekly grocery store circulars for specials, cut the Sunday paper coupons, and buy everything else at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.  Low price and convenience. Get in and get out. But that was then.  Once we moved to a world with no Wal-Mart and no …

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Mar 13

What Makes Cuenca’s Parque Calderon So Special?

Wander around Cuenca’s narrow, cobbled streets for any length of time and you’ll see that it is full of charming squares and churches. None, though, is as delightful as Parque Calderon, the city’s central plaza.

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