The Embassy of Suriname

I just got off the phone with the Embassy of Suriname in Washington DC and they are absolutely fantastic. After all my issues with missing passports and beaurocratic nonsense in the past week they really came through quickly, as I should receive the visa today and were very nice about everything.

Hang Gliding Over Rio

Some cities appeal to some people. Some cities appeal to other people. Rio de Janeiro appeals to everyone. How could anyone not love its breathtaking beauty? From the natural wonder of Rio’s harbor to the mountain top paradise of Sugarloaf, Rio has got it all. It has world-class partying all-year-round, especially during Carnival, and two […]

Save Money In South America With An Airpass

South America is a very big place and has a lot to see. Almost every country is a destination in and of itself. Some countries such as Brazil, Chile and Argentina are huge and cover a lot of ground. Other places like Peru and Bolivia have a lot to see in different parts of the […]

Uruguay is Worth a Visit

Most people dismiss a visit to Uruguay because they know nothing about it. The truth is that Uruguay is a really fun place to visit with a lot of the same things that tourist favorite and close neighbor Argentina has but without all of the people and hassles. In fact, you can actually take a […]

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, at 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level. Located in the Altiplano high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Titicaca has an average depth of 107 m, and a maximum depth of 281 m. The western part of the lake […]

Margarita Island, Venezuela

I spent the summer of 1999 living on Margarita Island in the Southern Caribbean. It was one of the best times of my life and I am much better off for my experiences. I learned to speak Spanish fluently, met a lot of great friends and just had a great time on this amazingly diverse […]

Giant Turtles in Fernando de Noronha

One of the best places in the world to see and swim with giant turtles is in Fernando de Noronha, an island off the Northeast coast of Brazil and a separate country on the TCC list. You can get right up to them and actually touch them but with the crystal clear water it makes […]

New 7 Wonders Profile-Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is one of those places that just completely baffles you. It is hard to comprehend how this city came to be and even moreso: how it came be be lost. The “Lost City of the Incas” is so mysterious that if you choose to do the 4 day Inca Trail hike to get […]

Carnival in Rio, The Champions Parade

Carnival in Brazil is nuts all over the country. Cities like Salvador and Recife have their own Carnival celebrations which are very lively and fun but the most famous Carnival is in Rio de Janeiro. Rio is the heart of Brazilian culture and the international symbol of its greatness. After Carnival has taken place, the […]

Christ the Redeemer

Yesterday I did a profile on one of the new seven wonders finalists that I feel should certainly be voted in. Today I am going to write about a finalist which I feel just barely misses the final cut to seven. The statue of Christ the Redeemer, looming over Rio de Janeiro like a father […]