South America Adventure: The Top 29 To Dos

Buenos Aires, Argentina:

1. Tango Show at Cafe Tortoni

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2. Private tour of La Boca… La Brigada (steak & malbec) was the runner-up!

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Colonia, Uruguay:

3. Calle Los Suspiros… followed by cheese and wine at Buen Suspiro and our chat with Daniel (and our first try of mate)

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Santiago, Chile:

4. Drunkenly wandering around the city… & lunch at Mistura del Peru

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5. Terremotos (“earthquake” cocktails) at La Piojera, Santiago’s oldest & best dive bar, where we met a lovely Chilean family.

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Patagonia, Chile:

6. Sitting by the fire with our Chilean wine at the ever so cosy Patagonia Hostel

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7. The marble caves on Lake Carrera

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8. Getting onto Toastie for the first time & hacking through the Patagonian countryside and mountainous terrain

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Santiago, Chile:

9. Airport “adventure” – first time for everything!

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San Pedro, Chile:

10. Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon)… and watching the sunset on a sand dune

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11. Hanging on hammocks… & the live music that night at Barros

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The Bolivian Wilderness:

12. Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon)

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13. Watching llamas bathe in a multi-coloured lagoon

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14. Playing on the Salt Flats

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La Paz, Bolivia:

15. The free Red Cap walking tour La Paz

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16. The Witches Market… & my first taste of “Api”

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Cusco, Peru:

17. Cusco walking tour… specifically the llama petting

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18. Quadbiking around the Peruvian countryside

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19. Phaal at Korma Sutra (& winning a free pint and certificate because I ate it all)

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20. Pisac market (& NOT the guinea pig we had that night)

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21. The Sacred Valley tour (our tour guide, Pablo, was brilliant)… oh and dinner at Indio Feliz in Aguas Calientes

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22. Machu Picchu (of course)

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Foz Du Iguaçu, Brazil:

23. Two steaks (each!) at Bier Garten

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24. Iguazu Falls Boat Trip (even though we nearly drowned under the falls) at Parque Nacional do Iguaçu / Natural Park

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Rio, Brazil:

25. Dinner, drinks & dancing at Rio Scenarium for Vicki’s birthday

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26. Christ the Redeemer (it’s a must, isn’t it?!)… followed by drinks at Fasano Rooftop Bar for Vicki’s birthday, part 2

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27. Can’t choose between Escadaria Selaron & Sugarloaf Mountain so they’re sharing this spot!

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28. Ipanema Beach… dinner at Garrafa.

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29. Farewell caipirinhas at Lapa Cafe

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