Timelapses of South America

Everyone loves timelapses! So, I decided to put together a video showcasing some locations I had the pleasure of visiting during my trip in South America. The video takes you from the Brazilian Atlantic Coast to the sweat drenching Caribbean Coast in Colombia. And here I am, sitting in front of my computer in Finland, dreaming Read More …

I Made A Video About Travel Safety

My correspondent video for Madventures and Ministry for Foreigner Affairs of Finland is finally ready! In the video, I will be talking about travel safety in Latin America but also everywhere else in the world. It was a great honor to prepare the video for the two whose work I really adore! Sadly, the video is Read More …

Colombian Caribbean Coast In Two Weeks

1760 km long Colombian Caribbean Coast is a diverse and exotic tropical region. From colorful colonial Cartagena to unspoiled palm beaches in Palomino, the coast has a lot to offer. It is an affordable holiday destination with very few travelers. After spending unforgettable three weeks in this beautiful region, I came up with an itinerary Colombian Caribbean Coast Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 …