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Important things you need to know before traveling to South America

There are definitely some things that you need to know before planning a trip to South America. Departing with some notion on the countries cultural habits, geographical features, and an overall knowledge of the place you are visiting will for sure guarantee a great trip without sudden surprises that can ruin your dream vacation. When […]

Colonia del Sacramento, the cutest historic town in South America

Imagine an old cute pictoresc town, with colorful colonial houses, cobblestone streets, charming squares, cute shops, a pleasant marina, and an ancient fortification. We are in Colonia del Sacramento, one of the oldest towns in Uruguay. The historic quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  This is a popular town for international and local tourists. […]


Cajamarca is located in the northern highlands of Peru at around 2,750 m above sea level in the valley of the Mashcon river. Cajamarca population makes it the 13th largest city in Peru. Cajamarca is also known by its Quechua name, Kashamarka. It is the capital and the largest city of the Cajamarca’s region, and […]

Porto Alegre the joyful harbor

Porto Alegre literally means the joyful harbor in brazilian portuguese. This is the capital and the largest city of the state Rio Grande do Sul, which is located in the southernmost part of Brazil.  Manuel Jorge Gomes de Sepúlveda founded Porto Alegre in 1769, at the time he used a pseudonym José Marcelino de Figueiredo […]

So what is the Chupacabra

One of the most famous legends worldwide that has its origins in South America might be the Chupacabra. Chupacabra literally means goat sucker in Spanish. This is a legendary creature present in the folklore of many countries in this continent. Legend says that this creature attacks and sucks the blood of livestock, leaving them lifeless […]

Saci Pererê

Brazil has many legends and myths.  The folkloristic characters of these stories have certainly a big relevance, they seem to be alive. That’s due to the fact that people believe so much in them that they end up loving, fearing  and respecting these entities as if they were real.  So many civilizations from literally all […]

Folklore and myths of South America: El Silbón

The cultures in South America are so rich and dense that one would need a large library to contain the many stories and legends of folklore. When raised in a Latin American family, you start hearing stories and lullabies even before you can talk. Also music and dances  are full of significance and tales. People […]

7 interesting facts about New Year’s eve in South America

Every place and every culture has their tradition for the holidays. In South America there are some interesting customs. Cleaning the house is a big tradition in many countries in South America. By New Years eve the houses are sparkly clean, this is a way to start the year fresh. Various countries in this continent […]

Asado, the best tradition in South America

Asado also called churrasco in South America is a way of life, a strong part of the culture. Every event is a good excuse to gather family and friends to celebrate with some juicy asado. This is a ritual practiced by people from every social status, in fact it brings people together. The ritual starts […]

Christmas traditions in South America

Christmas time in South America is one of the best moments to visit this marvelous continent. When we arrive in the southern hemisphere in December we find the summer season. The hot climate doesn’t stop decorations, which are big here. Christmas lights are found everywhere, and even if the fireplaces are off, socks are hung […]