Visiting San Augustin, Colombia

This place is a little out of the way from the typical beach resorts where most who vacation in Colombia go. But if you head to the southwest of Colombia there are incredible treasures in store. San Augustín’s stunning landscapes and Archeological parks were among the most memorable stops along my two month Colombian adventure.

If you love traveling to lesser-known off-the-beaten-path places and have an affinity for history and ancient mysteries, then San Augstín should definitely be on your list of adventures. Continue reading “Visiting San Augustin, Colombia”

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Nazca, Peru

Two millennia before the Inca would exist to create Machu Picchu in Eastern Peru, the Nazca people ruled the deserts 197 miles (317 km) to the West.  The region is scattered with ruins, leaving behind clues to this ancient civilization.   Continue reading “Nazca, Peru”

How Not To Do Machu Picchu

First of all, Machu Picchu is amazing.  Even if your tour is as terrible as mine was.  No matter how you choose to do Machu Picchu, you should choose to do Machu Picchu.

With that said, I would do it very differently with the hindsight I now have. Continue reading “How Not To Do Machu Picchu”

Tiwanaku, Bolivia

11smFor my final day in Bolivia, I wanted to take a closer look into the region’s ancient history.  Tiwanaku is the site of  a once thriving Pre-Columbian civilization that died out long before it’s discovery by Spaniards in the mid 1500’s.   Continue reading “Tiwanaku, Bolivia”

Pumamachay and Incamachay

11smFrom Sucre (click to read about my time in the city), it is possible to venture out of the city to visit breathtaking mountainscapes.  I debated between hiking to see dinosaur footprints, or rock paintings.  I opted for the rock-painting hike, but I would have done both if I had more time. Continue reading “Pumamachay and Incamachay”