We spent the last days of our trip through South America in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia.
We stayed directly at the most famous beach in Rio, the Copacabana. From there you are in a close distance to the most famous places like the Christian statue or the Zuckerhut.
Flying back to Frankfurt after 18 days of South America is a reason being happy and sad at the same time. We will come back for sure – very soon.
Here you get an impression of the Brasilian view to the Iguazu Falls.
You should rent a helicopter to have the full overview about the Iguazu Falls. It’s worth to see the most impressive waterfalls from above.
Iguazu is very close at the border between Argentina and Brasilia; so due to that reason you can (and should) visit the amazing Iguazu Falls from both sides Argentina and Brasilia.
In this blog post you get the impression from the Argentina side.
From the Argentina side you can walk very deep into the Iguazu Falls and really feel the power of the water. From the Brasilia side, you have a greater view but more from the distance – there is only one path to walk between the masses of water in Brasilia.
We started our Buenos Aires city tour with the old and famous graveyards of Recoletta. A very beautiful but somehow also scaring place.
A lot of famous people like Evita Peron are buried here
After the Recoletta graveyards we enjoyed the sun in the city and walked mainly through all impressive parts of Buenos Aires. You will see a short overview below.
We took the bus from Santiago through beautiful wine yards to the coast, passing Viña del Mar, to Valparaiso.
Very beautiful are the colorized houses in Valparaiso. The houses itself are colorful and the graffiti is also very nice.
Typical for this area are the many wineyards; take the time to stop and have a wine testing.
Compared to other South American cities, Santiago de Chile is very different. There are many reasons for that, but one main reason is that the people living there feel more like European people instead of South American people. And you will recognize that everywhere in Santiago – the type of the buildings, the people and the type of food.
From Santiago de Chile you will get by car or bus in a 2 hours drive to the coast area like Viño del Mar or Valparaiso. You will see that in the next blog post.
We arrive in El Alto before lunch time; to be honest, we have visited a lot of cities, especially in Asia. And the traffic was really crowded in towns like Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Bangkok, etc. but in Asia the streets are empty compared to La Paz.
Because of the horrible traffic, the European company Dopplmayr built a cable car through the city. This one we took to get down from El Alto to La Paz.
Take the chance to have a look at the witch market in La Paz. Very nice to explore: