My recent trip to five South American countries. Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Two places I also visited were the Galapagos Islands and Easter Island. The journey started in London. My first flight, 11 in total, was to Madrid. 2h transfer and I was on the airplane to Quito, Ecuador. All in one day due to time zone. Overall, In five weeks I visited five countries, had 11 flights, 9 bus rides, of which 5 were overnight ones, and 8 boat rides. Again, there was a reason I picked those particular countries, as I admit South America offers so many wonderful places one would need 5 months, not weeks to explore half it. The main focus was on the Galapagos Islands and Easter Island. Mainland drew my attention with places like Machu Picchu near Cusco, Peru, Equadorian Line near Quito, Ecuador, Lake Titicaca bordering Peru and Bolivia. Bolivia…yes, I confess, it was my favourite country out of five I had visited. Total adventure meeting wonderful people, visiting off beaten spots and more spontaneous and relaxed atmosphere. Regions such as Valegrande, La Higuera, Sucre may not have offered too many tourist attractions but if you into Latin history it could be really exciting walk into the museum/laundry where the body of Che Guevara was laid to display for International media in October 1967, or staying overnight in Casa del Telegrsfista, the Intelligence Exchange Hideout of Che, turned into a privately owned Lodge. One might share the political affiliations but after having read Che books and watched documentaries, here I was, on-site and spoke to locals who actually witness Che’s capture. Once in Bolivia, I headed to Uyuni…like most travellers, to see the famous Salt Lake. Chile and Santiago was my main interest and of course, Easter Island. Again, we all heard and read about the mistic big monuments and probably watched the movie Rapa Nui.
Quito – Mitad del Mundo
Quito – Teleferico
Quito – Virgin Mary Statue
Here is some Peruvian dance way of men making advances to women.