Category Archives: Packing, Tips & other

9 Tips for Backpacking South America

Here are just a few things you need to know and others which are nice to know before your South American backpacking adventure. 1. Spare cash in US Dollars Hide some spare cash in your backpack (not in your day … Continue reading

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17 Things for Backpacking South America:

Traveling South America is a lot more popular and easier now than it was 20 years ago. We’ve really had such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience that I would recommend a break-away journey like this to anyone! Of course, it … Continue reading

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Traveling South America as South Africans

People were generally surprised to hear we’re from South Africa because there aren’t many South Africans touring South America – yet. When they discovered we’re South African their attitude towards us became even more friendly. (Maybe I was imagining but … Continue reading

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Our Sao Paulo stop-over Drama on our way to Lima

I told you we had a bit of trouble with our stop-over in Brazil. Now that we are relaxing at Quadelupe’s Casa in Peru with Quadelupe preparing breakfast for us we have forgotten about it. At the time it was … Continue reading

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Flying from Africa to South America

After a hearty breakfast this morning with family we are now chilling in the Slow Lounge (thanks to FNB) waiting for our flight. They have these awesome blue cupcakes here (they call them blue velvets). I’m having kiwi cucumber & … Continue reading

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Visa Requirements for South Africans traveling to South America

What visas do South African Passport holders need to travel to South America? Surprisingly, the “green mamba” (RSA passport) gets you into many South American countries without a visa! We are planning to visit Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil … Continue reading

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