On South American music: the Charango

Photo: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia While traveling in South America I became aware of this refreshing sound which was news to me. The instrument was the “charango” and I completely fell in love with it.

On South American music: the Charango

Photo: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia While traveling in South America I became aware of this refreshing sound which was news to me. The instrument was the “charango” and I completely fell in love with it.

Ghosts, shadows and fog

I’ve been wanting to post practical information on how to get to Machu Picchu on a small budget (also as in, forget about the Inca Trail – unless you really want to do it!), but I haven’t been finding the time.

Ghosts, shadows and fog

I’ve been wanting to post practical information on how to get to Machu Picchu on a small budget (also as in, forget about the Inca Trail – unless you really want to do it!), but I haven’t been finding the time.

Driving in Argentina… Roger?

Northern Argentina is a grand place for a drive. I went all the way from La Quiaca to Mendoza, plus I got the pleasure of driving, thanks to Roger. Have I mentioned Roger?

Driving in Argentina… Roger?

Northern Argentina is a grand place for a drive. I went all the way from La Quiaca to Mendoza, plus I got the pleasure of driving, thanks to Roger. Have I mentioned Roger?

Iguana posing

Iguana, Parque Seminario, Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador) The park (over 120 years old) is located in the Rocafuerte sector, in front of Guayaquil’s Cathedral. Besides the iguanas, there’s a pond with Japanese fish and turtles, and also a central equestrian statue of

Iguana posing

Iguana, Parque Seminario, Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador) The park (over 120 years old) is located in the Rocafuerte sector, in front of Guayaquil’s Cathedral. Besides the iguanas, there’s a pond with Japanese fish and turtles, and also a central equestrian statue of

Museo del Oro

Bogotá, Colombia. Even if you’re not that into museums, you should consider visiting the amazing Museo del Oro (in English, “Gold Museum” – another post about it here). It’s the largest pre-Hispanic collection of gold pieces in the World. The

Museo del Oro

Bogotá, Colombia. Even if you’re not that into museums, you should consider visiting the amazing Museo del Oro (in English, “Gold Museum” – another post about it here). It’s the largest pre-Hispanic collection of gold pieces in the World. The

On the road in northern Argentina

Having entered Argentina coming from Bolivia (Villazón), we arrived to La Quiaca. From there on we’d hitchhike to Buenos Aires (my friend) and Mendoza (me, later crossing to Chile). So after passing the border we asked around for the best

On the road in northern Argentina

Having entered Argentina coming from Bolivia (Villazón), we arrived to La Quiaca. From there on we’d hitchhike to Buenos Aires (my friend) and Mendoza (me, later crossing to Chile). So after passing the border we asked around for the best

Buenos Aires: the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Photo by Candela G. Sciaroni (2009) Got up that morning with a slight hangover – nothing serious. Nothing that a shower, a cup of coffee and some medialunas wouldn’t fix. A bit of morning writing at some nearby cafe and off we go. 

Buenos Aires: the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Photo by Candela G. Sciaroni (2009) Got up that morning with a slight hangover – nothing serious. Nothing that a shower, a cup of coffee and some medialunas wouldn’t fix. A bit of morning writing at some nearby cafe and off we go.