Usted Está Aquí

It's been almost 3 months now of meandering through South America. I figured it's about time to share some photos from the SD cards I've accumulated up to this point and haven't included in any posts before. It's a view into some of the places I've been to during this trip after Peru (the point at which I feel my blogger coverage turned spotty).

Island girl, Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Sheep standing over a doorway at the Palacio del Inca, Isla del Sol, Bolivia
Bolivian girls walking an alpaca calf
Children sitting at a gate on Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca
Stations of the cross, perched on Cerro Calvario (Calvalry Hill) in Copacabana, Bolivia
Flower vendors outside the cemetery in Sucre, Bolivia
Graves at Sucre's Cementerio General
Close up of one of the graves with mementos left for a child
Church of San Felipe Neri, Sucre, Bolivia
At which point Alex joins the journey

And our first adventure together is to drive through the desert landscapes of Southern Bolivia

Standing in a train graveyard in Southern Bolivia
Cactus covered hill surrounded by a desert made of salt, Uyuni Salt Flats
What a bathroom looks like in the Bolivian desert

Then we rent a car to drive through Northern Argentina

Looking through the side view mirror of our rented car
A tombstone at the cemetery in the city of Seclantás
Highway 33 between Cachi and Salta

From there, we go East to see Iguazu falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil

Does it look like the Avatar movie could have been filmed here?

According to park reading material, the water here used to be clear 40 years ago. The brown color we see today is a result of over-logging in the nearby area causing soil run off to contaminate the river water.

Visa troubles at the border couldn't stop me from enjoying two weeks in Brazil.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
View of Rio from Sugar Loaf

Escadaria Selarón, Rio de Janeiro
Holiday decorations in downtown Sao Paulo
Crowds out on the town for Christmas, Sao Paulo
A fountain show in Sao Paulo said to be comparable to the one at Bellagio. I don't agree.

After the hangover from Brazil, we make our way South back to Argentina - first stop is Buenos Aires

A statue in the Catedral Metropolitana
View of the ghetto from the roof of my hostel

Photos from Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires

We kept going South after Buenos Aires and are now in Patagonia. It's our last stop together on this trip. Though it's been much rainer/snowier/hailier than we expected, I should have some decent shots of the outdoors posted in another week or so.

And afterwards? Alex will fly back to San Francisco on the 9th and I'll revert back to solo travels for a short while more. The plan for now is to stop over in Mexico for two weeks before going home. But ofcourse, this plan is about as solid as any other I've made on this trip. So really, I'll know I'm going there when I get there.

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