South America: Where It All Began

Hola chicos guapos y chicas bellas! This is the land of the mesmerizing landscapes, the ruins and traditions of the esoteric Inca empire, the roaring rainforests, the hysterical laughter and the rhythmic salsa!

South America marked the beginning of my long journey. This is also the place where I had discovered (or rediscovered) many new interests and abilities of mine that I had never known to have existed.

The breathtaking Patagonia and Andes opened my eyes and kickstarted my insatiable appetite for trekking and mountaineering. Being surrounded by funloving and energetic local people, I was infused with a positive energy and confidence that I’ve long forgotten about.  I have always hated humidity and mosquitoes, but I would never have imagined that I would actually enjoy spending a long period of time in the rainforest, so much that this has become one of the main criteria that I would look for in choosing a travel destination. All the new ideas exchanged with fellow backpackers had convinced me that I should continue with my journey, which I am fortunate enough to still be doing up till this day.

Of course, a big kiss should be blown back home to Bitchy E, my special friend who had accompanied me through a large part of my journey through South America.  How could I forget all the rocking fun times we spent together and how we watched each other grow through thick and thin?

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BRAZIL 巴西: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Ouro Preto, Paraty, Ilha Grande, Florianopolis, Foz do Iguacu (Puerto Iguazu in Argentina), Porto Allegre, Manaus (Amazon jungle), Brasilia, Salvador, Praia do Forte, Lencois, Pantanal, Bonito

URUGUAY 烏拉圭:Chuy, Punta del Diablo, Punta del Este, Colonia del Sacremento, Montevideo

ARGENTINA 阿根廷: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten

CHILE 智利: Torres del Paine, Santiago, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Easter Island, San Pedro de Atacama

BOLIVIA 玻利維亞: Salar de Uyuni, Potosi, Sucre, Tarabuco, Artimayu, La Paz, Coroico (Death Road), Tiwanaku, Copacabana, Isla del Sol

PERU 秘魯: Puno, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Arequipa, Chivay/Colca Canyon, Huacachina, Paracas (Islas Bellestas), Lima, Huaraz, Caraz, Trujillo, Mancora

ECUADOR 瓜多爾: Cuenca, Guayaquil, Banos, Puyo, Quito, Galapagos Islands, Otavalo


COLOMBIA 哥倫比亞: Cali, Medellin, Santa Marta, Tayrona, Cartagena, Playa Blanca, Bogota, Zipaquira