Photos from South America

My favourite photos from my travels through South America

The “mountain that eats men”

Colonialism has left a bad mark on many countries in the world and Bolivia is no exception. It was subjected to harsh Spanish rule, like most of the continent, from 1545 until 1825. Bolivia became Spain's most valuable possession in South America as silver was discovered in the Cerro Rico (rich hill) in Potosi. They … Continue reading The “mountain that eats men”

Bolivia’s crazy landscapes

It's probably one of South America's most popular tourist destinations and a trip to Bolivia is incomplete without a tour there. The mind boggling, vast landscape of Southern Bolivia incorporates things such as geysers, volcanoes, rock formations, lakes, salt flats and natural hot springs. An area only accessible by 4WD and with no sign of … Continue reading Bolivia’s crazy landscapes

Anaconda hunting, piranha fishing and long bus journeys

The exotic and fascinating Amazon. The largest rainforest in the world stretching across South America. It covers more than seven million sq km and touches nine countries. Everyone instantly thinks of Brazil which is where most of it resides and where the main Amazon River sits. However, it's possible to experience the Amazon from many … Continue reading Anaconda hunting, piranha fishing and long bus journeys

Our Lady of Peace aka La Paz

Bogota, Quito, Lima, La Paz; these big South American cities are usually seen from the taxi to and from the airport. Most travellers spend little time in them generally because of high crime rates, chaotic traffic and dirty streets, and I too only spent a couple of days in each until I landed in Nuestra … Continue reading Our Lady of Peace aka La Paz

The birthplace of the sun

The indigenous people believe that the sun was created on Lake Titicaca and and you could definitely feel the strength of its rays on the largest high altitude lake in the world at 3808m. Lake Titicaca straddles the border of Peru and Bolivia and is now the main crossing point for backpackers between the two … Continue reading The birthplace of the sun