4000 Views & 1000 Unique Visitors!

Hello everyone! It has now been four months since I published my first post on Keisari Spontaanius. I’ve had tremendous time building the site, writing posts and coming up with content that people would be interested in. I have also got to know the awesome travel blog community on WordPress.com. Today I reached two big milestones on Read More …

5 Tips on How to Stay Safe in South America

Let’s face it. There are a lot of horrible stories of armed robberies, muggings and even kidnappings happening to travelers in South America. Yet, like everywhere in the world, people live normal lives with the usual ups and downs. Too often South America is portrayed as a place where you leave your hotel room just 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 …

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 …

New Domain and Happy Easter!

Keisari Spontaanius has a new home at www.KeisariSpontaanius.com! Changing from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, I now have the access to more themes, customization options and third-party plugins, but more importantly, the site is now easier to read. The front page now shows the excerpts instead of full blog texts. I also added some minor graphical improvements Read More …