Category Archives: South America Travel

Frozen Waters Six: Chilean Fjords

February, 2017 By surface area, 80% of South America’s glaciers are located in Chile. There are five ice fields that feed the multitude of glaciers in Chile. While cruising around South America, we stopped in Puerto Montt, Chile for a … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Nineteen: Iguazú Falls, Argentina and Brazil

March, 2017 Iguazú Falls is my favorite waterfall to date, and yes, we’ve been to Victoria Falls. This waterfall is located in Iguazú Falls National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The name means “big water” in Guarani, an accurate description. … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Eighteen: Chile and Antarctica

What’s a good way to fritter away a lot of time? Start blogging about your travels. For me, it’s not just about posting my amateur photos, it’s about learning. I spend more time researching than I do writing, and I … Continue reading

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Fair Winds

Sunday, March 5, 2017 The original name for Buenos Aires was Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre (Our Royal Lady Saint Mary of the Fair Winds is my best guess. The city of Buenos Aires was founded … Continue reading

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Iguazu Falls 

Friday, March 2, 2017 Our cruise ended today in Buenos Aires. We checked into our hotel, then headed to the airport for a quick trip to Iguazú National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the northeastern tip of Argentina. … Continue reading

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I See a Hill

That’s one explanation for the name of Montevideo, Uruguay. The other is “sixth mountain from east to west.” Neither one is very romantic, is it? Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Another sea day on Ash Wednesday this year. This is the … Continue reading

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More Penguins!

Monday, February 27, 2017 Today was a sea day, so there isn’t much to report, except I played my very first game of Shuffleboard today. Yes, I know that’s an old people’s game, but, face it, I’m getting older every … Continue reading

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