Reflecting Back on South America

24 Mar

Our time in South America has come to an end after spending one month and two days here. It’s been a great experience and we’ve already gone through so much. We’ve struggled together through rain and difficult terrain on the Inca trail but were rewarded with Machu Picchu and one of the best experiences of our lives. We’ve seen Easter Island moai, trekked on a glacier, got drenched by Iguazu falls from both sides, and was guided through a favela. We’ve met new friends and found that we’re not the only ones in this world with this crazy idea of doing a RTW trip. We’ve interacted with locals and have seen true generosity from many of them even through our language barrier. We’ve stayed in nice hotels (Buenos Aires) and total dumps with leaking gas and ants and cockroaches (Rio de Janeiro). We haven’t had a single delay in our flights or any lost hotel reservations (knock on wood!). Most importantly, we’ve stayed safe and healthy through it all. I can only hope for this luck to continue as we move onto Asia.

South America by the numbers:
11 airplane flights
10 different airports
4 countries (Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil)
11 cities (Lima, Cusco, Hanga Roa, Santiago, Valparaiso, Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten, Puerto Iguazu, Foz de Iguasu, and Rio de Janeiro.
3 wonders of the world visited

Now Asia bound!

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2 Responses to “Reflecting Back on South America”

  1. Jack Nicholl March 27, 2012 at 7:44 AM #

    Sorry to see you leave South America. What wonderful photos you took of it all. I keep saying to myself its like I was along for the ride. Can’t wait to see what you do in the DPRK if you’re still going.

  2. Rosalyn March 28, 2012 at 12:10 PM #

    Nicely done all the way. How wonderful that you were able to experience so much. Thanks for sharing it all with us…great pictures, funny stories and all.

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