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Próxima Estación – Esperanza

Latin America’s travels. Starting in Panamá on December 9th 2008, a crazy road trip through Costa Rica, Perú, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. From Tierra Del Fuego to the Bolivian highlands, from the Rio Carnival to tropical beaches…

The Best & The Worst

We both loved our trip in Central and South America. And now that we are home again in Canada, we thought about it: what were the best places, the best cities that we saw... and what were the worst...

Pão de Açúcar

The iconic Sugar Loaf is the best spot in Rio for the thrill of the cable-car ride, for the small hikes on top of the Urca mountain, for the views over Rio and for the sunsets. Lucky us, we got it...

Samba De Janeiro!

We attended the Parade of the Champions, featuring the best samba schools in Rio, who had the whole night to show off. We took the subway to the stadium, with -- it seemed -- half of Rio. A lot of...

Cachoeira Do Tobogã

Now, as I said before, I do not speak Portuguese. Cachoeira sounded like cascada in Spanish, so I was pretty sure we were going to see waterfalls. I didn't give much thought to the Tobogã part of the...

Colonial Paraty

The owner of the internet café was Brazilian. He asked us where we would spend the Carnival, and at the time, we were not sure. He told us to check out Paraty, a small city four hours from Rio de...

Old Montevideo

Montevideo was much quieter and much smaller than Buenos Aires, but a great place to relax. The city center, where we stayed, had a lot of colonial buildings, some falling apart, some wonderfully...

Crossing To Uruguay

Not yet tired of Buenos Aires, its huge steaks and great nigtlife, we nonetheless decided to travel further, to Uruguay, a country we had never been to. Montevideo was supposed to be a great capital...