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Typical store front in Ráquira, Colombia

In Photos: Ráquira, the Pottery Capital of Colombia

Located just 25 kilometers from Villa de Leyva, Ráquira is known in Colombia for its traditional pottery and hand-woven goods. In fact, its name means Village of Pots in Chibcha, an almost extinct language...
Street art in Santiago, Chile

Street Art in Santiago, Chile

Best of all, I didn't have to go too far to see some striking murals. It turned out that Barrio Brasil is a great spot for street art in Santiago.
Juan Curi waterfall near San Gil, Colombia

Going for a Swim at the Juan Curi Waterfall Near San Gil

Located just 22 kilometers from San Gil, the Juan Curi waterfall is a popular day trip in the area.
Basílica del Voto Nacional in Quito, Ecuador

In Photos: Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito

The Basilica del Voto Nacional can be seen from almost anywhere in Quito and it is actually the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas.
Street art in Huaraz, Peru

In Photos: Street Art in Huaraz, Peru

Have a look at the curious street art in Huaraz, a small city near the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.
Street view in Barichara, Colombia

Walking From Barichara to Guane on the Camino Real

We just came back from an intense month-long road trip around Colombia. For this journey, we visited many of the country's most popular spots and did a few hikes. While staying in San Gil,...
Children at the Pase del Niño parade in Cuenca, Ecuador

Celebrating Christmas in Cuenca With the Pase del Niño

The Spanish introduced the Pase del Niño Christmas celebration hundreds of years ago. Infant Jesus is carried through towns and villages amidst dancing and costumes.
Plant at Quito's Botanical Garden in Ecuador

Experience Ecuador’s Biodiversity at Quito Botanical Garden

If you love plants or if you simply want to escape the busy city life for a couple of hours, then a visit to the Quito Botanical Garden is well worth it.
Pastoruri Glacier in Peru

Pastoruri Glacier, Witnessing the Effects of Climate Change

The Pastoruri glacier used to attract thousands of tourists wanting to see one of the few glaciers in the tropics of South America. But in the last decades it's shrunk by half.
Beautiful view at the Santa Cruz trek in Peru

Hiking the Santa Cruz Trek Without a Guide

For experienced hikers, doing the Santa Cruz trek without a guide is not only doable, but there are also a few advantages to going independently.
Crown at Casa de la Moneda in Potosi, Bolivia

Revisiting History at Casa de la Moneda in Potosi

Back in the day, this place was one of the largest and richest cities of the world. Today, you can revisit its lavish past at Casa de la Moneda in Potosi.
Street art in Lima (Peru)

Street Art in Lima

Before getting to Lima, I had big expectations about the local urban art scene. I was not disappointed with the amazing street art in Lima.