Weekly Photo Challenge : “Spare”

“Spare” in Mother Nature, can be experienced during my travels in South America.

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My South America Trip #20 – Lamb and Wine in Chile

Originally posted on FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
In my last post My South America Trip #19, I mentioned the blog written by a North American anthropologist Jim Stuart living in Chile.  The blog Eating Chilean had its last post written in May, 2012.  I found it very interesting.  If you are going to Chile by yourself and you have…

My South America Trip #18 – Chilean Cuisine: “Ode to Caldillo De Congrio ” by Pablo Neruda

Originally posted on FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
“Chilean cuisine stems mainly from the combination of Spanish cuisine with traditional Chilean ingredients, with later influences from other European cuisines, particularly from Germany, Italy,France and the Middle East. The food tradition and recipes in Chile stand out due to the varieties in flavors and colors. The country’s long coastline and the Chilean people’s relationship with the sea adds an immense array of…

My South America Trip #17 – Brazil – Caipirinha, Charrascaria, Brazilian Coffee and Coconut Water

Originally posted on FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Brazil In Brazil, I learned about a new drink called Caipirinha.  It is alcoholic but made from sugar cane! Here’s the description: Caipirinha Caipirinha (Portuguese pronunciation: [kajpiˈɾĩɲɐ]) is Brazil‘s national cocktail, made with cachaça (pronounced: [kaˈʃasɐ]) (sugar cane rum), sugar and lime.[1] Cachaça is Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage (also known as Pinga orCaninha). Both rum and cachaça are made from sugar cane-derived products. Specifically with…

My South America Trip #15 – Torres del Paine, Patagonian Chile

Torres del Paine, Chile – highlight of my trip to South America Photo Credit:  PC Torres del Paine is a national park in the Extreme South region of Patagonian Chile. It is located in the southern tiers of the Andes and features mountains, lakes and glaciers. The Torres del Paine (Spanish for “Towers of Paine” and “Paine” is the old indigenous name for the…

Llama’s gaze

From my blogger friend Musiqdragonfly…to my travel friends. Aren’t they lovely?

My South America Trip #13 – Bariloche (Part IV) – Victoria Island and Arrayanes National Park

Photo Credit:  PC After having some fun time on Cau Cau with the sea-gulls, we landed at Victoria Island and visited the Arrayanes National Park. While looking for some information about this site, I found this blog which describes beautifully the Victoria Island and the Arrayanes National Park. http://www.sayhueque.com/argentinatravel/bariloche-victoria-island/ “The island was severely deforested for…

My South America Trip #11 – Bariloche (Part 2), “Little Switzerland”, Argentina – Circuito Chico Tour, including Liao Liao Hotel Area

In Part 2 of Bariloche, I would like to introduce the Liao-Liao Hotel Area which is a very famous resort area in Argentina. The Liao Liao Hotel is located in the tourist resort of San Carlos de Bariloche within the province of Río Negro, Argentina. This famous hotel is situated in the foothills of the Andes on a hill between the Moreno Lake and Nahuel Huapi lakes.  The name Bariloche comes…

My South America Trip #10 – Bariloche (Part 1), Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a delightful lakeside town nestled in the Argentine Lake District.  This region, called “Little Switzerland”, is renowned for its snow-capped volcanoes, glittering emerald lakes, imposing waterfalls, deep woodland meadows and navigable blue rivers.  We only stayed here for two nights, but were able to see some of…

Christ the Redeemer again, and “Corcovado” (Quiet Nights)

Thanks to my friend  musicdragonfly‘s comments on my last post about  Christ the Redeemer.   She introduced to us this song “Corcovado” which is the name of the mountain where the statue stands.  The viewing platform at its peak was where I did those shots of the view of Rio in my last post.  I am…

My South America Trip #6 – Sambadrome, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cariocas Rio de Janeiro is a very beautiful city.  In my last post I have introduced to you the two world-famous beaches Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach.  The beaches are crowded with beautiful men and women, sunbathing and enjoying life.  The native inhabitants of Rio known as Cariocas,  are very friendly, pleasant to work with,  love to…