By Jess Tuerk I never considered myself an adventure traveler until I got to Peru, where even a short bus trip can turn into an adventure – roadblocks, llamas, livestock, rocky cliffs, flat tires and all. I always considered myself a part of the more mainstream backpacker crowd – Lonely Planet in hand – as […]
Travel articles about the exciting continent of South America.
Darrin DuFord visits Otavalo, Ecuador, exploring the livestock and craft markets, dining on new and different delicacies, and attending a cockfight.
By Jason Gardner Handle With Caution “Yeow!” My boat mate yelped, scrambling in our dugout canoe to find something to staunch the blood gushing from his thumb. “Those little fish really bite!” Our guides on the tour of the Amazon River in northern Brazil somehow overlooked emphasizing caution when handling the piranha – thus the […]
The Neighborhoods of Buenos Aires By Marina Sokoloyov Yesterday, in a two hour guided bus tour I got to see what else exists in Buenos Aires beyond the four blocks I normally cover near the B.A.U.E.N. hotel. Our tour began with a stop at the Plaza de Mayo, the center of the city. In addition […]
Blogging From Argentina by Marina Solovyov [editor’s note: GoNOMAD intern Marina Solovyov recently went to Argentina where she learned about the country and the culture, and saw firsthand what workers are accomplishing at “recovered” factories and other businesses, including the hotel she stayed at.] Monday, March 12, 2007 Argentina: Where Steaks are an Art Form […]
Melissa Vitti talks to Brad Rickard and John Deer, founders of Beans and Rice about low-cost volunteer opportunities.
Galapagos A-Go-Go: “Sea Lions and Turtles and Boobies, Oh My!” By Lisa Lubin I’m a bit nauseous so I’m not sure how this will come out (pun intended). I’m on a yacht cruising through the Pacific waters to our next island here in the Galapagos. The “Estrella del Mar” (star of the sea) sleeps 16 […]
Planeterra – The G.A.P Adventures Foundation: Helping the Children of Peru By Melissa Vitti The country of Peru evokes images of breathtaking landscapes which once were home to the ancient Incan empire. Today, in Cuzco, Peru, where the heart of this empire once stood, is a city full of impoverished and displaced children working and […]
The village made famous by Poet Pablo Neruda By William Karz Mark Twain wrote in Innocents Abroad that there are places in the world where we can find “nothing to remind us of any other people or any other land under the sun.” Although South America was not on the itinerary of Twain’s voyage aboard […]
A foodie’s adventure in Peru By Darrin DuFord A Peruvian friend of mine living in the States once squarely told me, “Peru is not known for its cuisine.” Perhaps he held such a conviction because the mountaintop ruins of Machu Picchu soundly dazzle most of Peru’s visitors and overshadow all else, relegating food and drink […]