Category Archives: South America

When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu

When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu? Machu Picchu is one of the most visited sites in South America and for good reason.  Its amazing to think the Incas built this city high in the sky so long

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Amazing graffiti street art in Valparaiso

Valparaiso graffiti street art Valparaiso is a small town with a big feel about two hours outside of Santiago, Chile.  Valparaiso graffiti street art is abundant and incredible.  I spent three days exploring Valparaiso.  Here are some of my favourite

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Places to go in Peru that aren’t Machu Picchu

Things to do in Peru

Places to go in Peru that aren’t Machu Picchu When most people arrive in Peru its usually in Lima and then they make their way to Cusco to go to Machu Picchu.  Well I spent two weeks in Peru and

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Best places to visit in Colombia

When is the best time to visit Colombia? When is the best time to visit Colombia is when you can avoid the tourists and the rain.  Colombia has two seasons – wet and dry.  And with the wet comes the

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The Untouched Beauty of Suriname country

Suriname country

Suriname country in South America I’m excited to share my experience with you from spending four days in Suriname country, the smallest country in South America.  Located just north of Brazil and above the equator, Suriname has a lot to

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Is Lima Peru worth a stop?

Is Lima Peru worth a trip? The short answer is YES! I know a lot of people only stop in Lima because that’s where their international flight arrives and then it is onto Cusco. As I have said before there

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Peru Hop – The best way to see Peru

Everyone comes to Peru to see Machu Picchu but did you know that Peru has a lot more to offer?  Check out this post on places in Peru that are not Machu Picchu but definitely worth a visit. I was

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Paracas my favourite little city in Peru

Why Paracas Peru is my favourite little city Paracas Peru is the second biggest tourist attraction in Peru after Cusco and with good reason. It is a cute town a few hours outside of Lima and the main attraction here

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Huacachina – dune buggy and sand boarding in Peru

Huacachina is the cutest little oasis town in Peru. This small city has between 100-200 residents but its main attraction is the sand dunes surrounding the lake. We set out at 4pm to ride a dune buggy up and down

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Colca Canyon – a day trip from Arequipa Peru

When I arrived in Arequipa there was one things I wanted to do – visit the Colca Canyon and see Condors. Its an early start today the day with pickups between 3-3.30am and then a three hour drive to Chivay

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Three year blogaversary

Today marks three years of my Travelgal Nicole blog. Happy blogaversary! May is my blogaversary and I started my blog in 2014 about a year before I headed to Africa for six months. I wanted a way to showcase my

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Machu Picchu – my 6th new wonder of the world

How to get to Machu Picchu When I was researching how to get to Machu Picchu I couldn’t find any information that explained how to get there from door to door so I want to let you know how to

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Top Things to do in Rio

Rio de Janeiro

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro I knew when I booked my flight to Rio that I wanted to have plenty of time to explore the city and get a good feel for it.  I was so jealous during

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Visiting Asuncion Paraguay

When most people plan a trip to South America they usually plan on visiting Colombia or Argentina or Brazil but as I was planning this trip it felt wrong to leave out Paraguay an often overlooked country.  I decided I

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