Hunting for the Best Ceviche in Lima

Lima, the capital of Peru, is often titled as “the culinary capital of South America”. In layman’s terms: it’s a great place to eat. And that is pretty much the only thing I did in the city. Everyone I met in Peru had praised ceviche, a fresh fish that is cooked in acid lime or lemon juice. Read More …

Hiking Machu Picchu Mountain

Everyday, thousands of people flock to see Machu Picchu, the well-known ancient Inca citadel. Many combine the tour with a hike up the Huayna Picchu (a summit presiding over the site of the classical view of Machu Picchu). The hike is really popular and when I visited Machu Picchu in the middle of May, the trip was sold out Read More …

Downhill Biking Bolivia’s Death Road

La Paz is a crazy city. Noisy, dirty and rough around the edges. It is also a city of adrenaline-inducing experiences. There is one particularly mad locale just 60 km away from the city, The North Yungas Road or Coroico Road. It is also known as the “world’s most deadliest road” or Death Road. You Read More …

Atacama Desert on a Camper Van

San Pedro the Atacama is a city in northern Chile, located 106 km southeast of Calama by the frontiers of Bolivia and Argentina. Once a quiet desert town, now a major hub for tourists seeking to visit the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth. Arriving to the city, it doesn’t take too long to notice it is Read More …

Foz do Iguaçu And The Forgotten Guaíra Falls

Foz do Iguaçu is a city in the Brazilian state of Paraná, situated on the borders of Argentina and Paraguay. The city is the gateway to the world famous Iguaçu Falls and the Itaipu hydroelectric dam. I am going briefly to tell you about the two, since there is another far more interesting story to tell: the Read More …

Poor Man’s Christ The Redeemer

I must be the only person who has been to Brazil but never visited the Christ Redeemer statue in Rio. But, it isn’t the only Christ statue in Brazil. There are hundreds of less known pale faced saviors in the country. I visited one of them, Cristo Luz in Balneário Camboriú. Where is it? The statue Read More …

The Airplane Shaped Brasília [PART II] – An Architect’s Wet Dream

Read the first part of The Airplane Shaped Brasília here. The Utopian Brasília is an architects’s wet dream. Planned and developed by famous Brazilian architects Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, the city is a modern art piece, a great study on city planning and a designated Unesco World Heritage site. Tourism in Brasília is all about stunning architectural sites. I traveled to Brasília Read More …

The Airplane Shaped Brasília [PART I] – Bicycles And Assault Rifles

I’m not sure whether it was the best or the worst time to see Brasília. All of the government buildings (which you normally can visit) were closed due to the protests and the heating of the political scandal surrounding Brazil. You have probably heard about it. The corruption is on the table in Brazil. It’s a historical time Read More …