My Favorite Destinations in South America
Here are my favorite places in South America:
Chile - Chile is the
most spectacular country in Southern America. I was more
than impressed when I flew into Santiago, the capital of Chile. We
were still high in the air when I looked up at the towering peak of
Ojos del, 23,239 ft (7,083 m), the second highest of the Andean
peaks in South America. It scraped the universe.
The Lake District further south is no less impressive, with its
deep blue mountain lakes, snow-capped volcanoes, and pristine
forests. Sports operate here year round. I ride horses with newly
found Chilean friends to stunning waterfalls and some of the
strangest plants I have ever seen.
Sometimes you know you're not in Kansas anymore.
I boarded an inland ferry on the way to Patagonia in southern
Chile. We passed through hundreds of tiny island without seeing
another ship for days. I was at the end of the world.
I climbed among the Torre Del Paine Mountains near the tip of
Chile, marveling at the glacier filled lakes and 5000 foot cliffs,
some the tallest in the world. I slumbered in special mountain
huts, waking in the morning to stunning sunrises.
Go there for a real adventure in your life.
Argentina is the most European country in South America. It's
like I never left Italy, Germany or France. The boulevards of Buenos Aires, its capital, are wide and its people are beautiful. The use
of Plastic Surgery per person is the highest in the world.
Argentina is the country of Gauchos, Argentinean cowboys;
Mate, a tea with an acquired taste; and Pampas, the wild, empty
lands lying to the south. It is the home of Jews running away from
the Nazi's in the 1930's and Nazi's running away from everyone else
It is the land of Eva Peron, self proclaimed protector of the
people in the 1940's and 50's.
Here is also found a most unique dance, the Tango, a national
obsession, which carries its dancers in a close embrace. They dance,
almost walk their way through improvised, yet passionate movements.
One is the leader as his partner is his ardent shadow.
Dance your way to Argentina in South America and join the passion!
Brazil - You can't have any more fun in South America than in Brazil. The people from
Brazil are the most lively, swaying, sambaing people on the planet.
The beaches are as legendary as its slavery past is grim. Its history,
its lands provide endless places to visit and enjoy.
You can go on breathtaking trips on the Amazon River, visit rain forests and try hundreds of types of fruit juices with tastes you can't imagine.
If you want to find romance in Rio de Janeiro, the world's most beautiful the city, go no further than Ipanema, her famous beach scene, and Bossa Nova's greatest hit, "The Girl from Ipanema."
Take Rio's other famous daughter, Carmen Miranda, Brazil's
greatest singing star in history. Period. This Brazilian singer and
actor entertained and impressed more people, than any entertainer in
her day, the 1940's to the 1950's.
Carmen Miranda has her own museum not far from the famous
Copacabana Beach. Visit it on your next trip to Brazil.
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Cheap Hotels in Brazil - Brazil is the largest country in South America. Famous for its football (soccer), cultural diversity, Amazon rainforests and world-class landmarks such as the Iguaçu Falls. There is plenty to see and to do in Brazil. We'll make it easy and cheap.
Cheap Hotels in Chile - The capital city of Chile, called either Santiago de Chile or simply Santiago, is much more than just the main international gateway to the country. It is a popular tourist destination itself, with great museums, galleries, churches, parks, and monuments to visit. Any way you look at it, staying in one of the cheap hotels in Santiago is a great idea for a great vacation.
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