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Conclusions South America

 

 

 

 

Conclusiones South America , after 8 months traveling around South America  .

 

Valle de cocora en Salento
Valle de Cocora ,  Salento , Colombia .

 

Panama and Costa Rica , 3 weeks spending . Paradise beaches . But its too touristic . There are some beaches , where you can find more Americans and Canadians than local people . Prices are much more expensive than the other countries , in Central America . I really loved people in Costa Rica , they are very happy and fun , they dont stop smiling  !

Playa en Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro , Panama .
The sailor boat from Panama to Colombia . At the beginning was great experience . San Blas Island so nice , paradise beaches , beer ,  eating , swimming … But last two days sailing were so bad , everytime dizzy , when the boat sailed on the way to Colombia .

Los compis del viaje en  velero
Sailing .

Colombia . I visited two months . I felt as at home , too much variety , nice beaches and mountains . My favorite was in La Guajira !! Many beautiful mountains and Eje Cafetero is amazing !I liked the cities , Medellin was very beautiful and Cali was great for partying . People are very friendly always smiling . Prices are expensive , specially transportation . About gastronomy , I didnt like so much , my favorite was refilled potatoes and juices .

Cabo de la Vela , en La Guajira
Cabo de la Vela ,  La Guajira .
Papas rellenas en Popayan
Refilled Potatoes  , Colombia .
Ecuador , 3 weeks . Its very quiet , people are friendly , very cheap , I didnt visit many places . I loved Quito , architecture and city are  amazing !! Guayaquil , it was too big , Financial Center . Gastronomy was very similar to Colombia but much cheaper and maybe better  . Beer and transportation was so cheap .   Beaches were really good .

Vista desde el Mirador , en Quito
Viewpoint  ,  Quito .
Atardecer , en Montanita
Sunset  ,  Montanita ,  Ecuador .
Peru , 3 weeks . Its not enough time for visiting Peru . I had great experiences as a wedding in Chiclayo  . Huaraz in the mountains , it was amazing views and landscapes . People looked kile less friendly than Colombia and Ecuator , in my opinion . Gastronomy , probably , the best in South America . Prices are so cheap . Cuzco is a nice place ! Machu Pichu , its amazing , I have no words to describe Machu Pichu !!

Con Jose y Arturo , de boda en Chiclayo
With  Jose and  Arturo ,  wedding at Chiclayo  .
Machu Pichu
Machu Pichu .
Bolivia , a month . Landscapes were amazing ! The cheapest country in South America . Isla del Sol and Titicaca Lake were amazing places !! Salar de Uyuni , was also amazing !! Gastronomy , I liked empanadas salteñas and tucumanas .  People are very shy . Some places , they dont even speak Spanish . Bolivia looked like me as Asian country  and not  like South America , in my opinion .

Vistas de la Isla del Sol
Isla del Sol ,  Bolivia .
Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni , Bolivia .

 

Argentina , two months . If I need to choose a place for living in South America . It would be Argentina . In the North , people are very friendly and hospitable . Buenos Aires , I really liked it , I spent almost a month , I loved weekends there . Gastronomy is so good !! Barbecue , dulce de leche , mate . Prices were so cheap , if you exchanged USD , they were giving you double money at that time . Transportation in the city was cheap but long distances were so expensive .

Con el mate y el dulce de leche
Mate and  dulce de leche .
Llegando a Catamarca
Hitchhiking  ,   Argentina .
Con Nico , paella al fuego
With  Nico  ,  Buenos Aires .
Chile , two weeks . I didnt visit too much . The best in Chile was the experience of meeting Miguel , a friend of mine . Its very expensive and similar to Europe , specially Santiago de Chile , the capital . Valparaiso is really nice place !! Gastronomy was good , poroto , typical dish , stew with white beans , empanadas , avocado , sopaipillas were so good !! I loved hitchhiking around Chile .   I didnt like , you can see many social differences in Chile  .

Con Arturo y Jose
With  Arturo and  Jose ,  Valparaiso .
La playa de Valpo
Beach ,  Valparaiso .
Uruguay , a week . Its very similar to Argentina , at least Montevideo . Similar people , accent , I cant difference it and costumes . But it was 3 times more expensive at that time . Montevideo was great !! They have mate while they are walking , as personal , while Paraguay and Argentina , they use more for sharing . Gastronomy was great , barbecue and goat were my favorites  !!

Montevideo
Montevideo .
Paraguay , 10 days . Its very similar to North Argentina . They have mate , but cold and its called terere , also chipa , its a tasty cheese bread . As tourist thing its not the best , thats why many people , who are traveling around South America arent visiting the country . The best was people , they were very hospitable . Prices are cheap , specially transportation .  . They speak Spanish and guarani , some of them can talk both and some of them they cant communicate each other properly .  Its very interesting country for traveling !!

Tomando unas cervezas con Silvio
With  Silvio ,  Asuncion , Paraguay .
Brazil , two weeks . Its a huge country , it was short time . People are very friendly specially in the North , they reminded me to Colombian people . Beaches were amazing in Salvador Bahia . Gastronomy , I didnt like so much , it was very unhealthy but it was very cheap , specially street food  . I loved juice and fruits in Brazil . Prices are expensive , specially transportation . I didnt like that there are many rich people and very poor , many social differences !

Pelourinho , Salvador de Bahia .
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Conclusiones Sudamerica

 

 

 

Conclusiones de Sudamerica , tras   8 meses de aventura sudamericana …

 

Valle de cocora en Salento
Valle de Cocora , en Salento , Colombia .

 

Panama y Costa Rica , 3 semanas pase entre los dos paises , playas paradisiacas . Demasiado turistico ,  hay playas turisticas en las que hay mas extranjeros que locales , especialmente americanos y canadienses . Precios son elevados si comparamos con los otros paises de Centroamerica . Me gusto muchisimo la gente en Costa Rica , son muy felices y divertidos , no paran de sonreir !!

Playa en Bocas del Toro
Playa en Bocas del Toro , Panama .

La excursion en velero desde Panama a Colombia  , los primeros dias bonita experiencia . Islas San Blas , playas paradisiacas , cervecitas , comiendo … Los dos ultimas dias nada recomendables , un mareo constante ,  cuando el velero , se puso a navegar rumbo a Colombia .

 

Los compis del viaje en  velero
Los compis del viaje en velero .

 Colombia , visite un par de meses . Me sentia como en casa ,  muy diverso , bonitas playas. La zona de la Guajira increible !!   Muchas y bonitas montañas , zonas preciosas como el Eje cafetero . Tiene grandes ciudades , Medellin la mas bonita , Bogota es inmensa y muchas cosas que hacer y Cali , lo mejor es perderse de fiesta  . La gente muy simpatica , siempre con al sonrisa en la boca . Precios son caros especialmente transporte . La gastronomia no me gusto mucho , lo mejor los jugos y las papas rellenas .

Cabo de la Vela , en La Guajira
Cabo de la Vela , en La Guajira .
Papas rellenas en Popayan
Papas rellenas , Colombia .

Ecuador , 3 semanas ,  bien tranquilito , gente superamable , muy barato , visite pocos lugares .  Quito me encanto ,  la arquitectura es espectacular , una ciudad muy bonita  !!      Guayaquil ,  demasiado grande y fea , es el centro financiero del pais  . La comida parecida a la colombiana , mucha fritanga , por suerte muy economica . La cerveza y el transporte muy barato . Las playas me parecieron muy bonitas .

 

Vista desde el Mirador , en Quito
Vista desde el Mirador , en Quito .
Atardecer , en Montanita
Atardecer , en Montanita ,  Ecuador .

Peru , 3 semanas . Poco tiempo para este pais . Tuve muy buenas experiencias , no visite la playa .  Disfrute de una boda en el Norte en Chiclayo . Huaraz , en la montaña , increibles paisajes y muy autentico . La gente superindigena , se asemejaba a Bolivia .  En Peru , la comida de primera categoria . Precios muy baratos para comida y transporte  . Cuzco lindo lugar . El Machu Pichu increible , me dejo sin palabras !! La gente me parecio menos agradable que en Ecuador y Colombia .

Con Jose y Arturo , de boda en Chiclayo
Con Jose y Arturo , de boda en Chiclayo .
Machu Pichu
Machu Pichu .

Bolivia , un mes . Unos paisajes increibles , el mas barato de toda Sudamerica .  La Isla del Sol , en el Lago Titicaca ,  uno de los mejores lugares que he visitado . El Salar de Uyuni , turistico pero muy  bonito . La gente es muy introvertida , muy indigena . Hay zonas en las que ni siquiera hablan español ,    pero es un pais totalmente diferente a los que tiene alrededor en Sudamerica , se me parece mas a Asia . La gastronomia , me encantaron las empanadas tucumanas y salteñas .

 

Vistas de la Isla del Sol
Isla del Sol , en Bolivia .
Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni , Bolivia .

 

Argentina ,  2 meses . Si tuviera que vivir en Sudamerica , sin pensarlo seria en este pais  .  En el Norte del pais , la gente es muy hospitalaria . Buenos Aires ,  estuve casi un mes , me encantaron  los fines de semana en la capital . La gastronomia muy buena , asados ,  dulce de leche ,  junto con el mate . Con el cambio paralelo del blue dolar  que tienen , los precios son muy  baratos   . El transporte de larga distancia , era caro . El transporte urbano , comida y cerveza es muy barato .

 

Con el mate y el dulce de leche
Mate y el dulce de leche .
Llegando a Catamarca
A dedo ,   Argentina .
Con Nico , paella al fuego
Con Nico , paella al fuego ,  Buenos Aires .

Chile , 2 semanas , visite poco , demasiado caro . La gente lo mejor del pais  . Visitar a mi amigo Miguel , fue una gran experiencia  . Chile es  muy parecido a Europa , los lugares que visite . Hay mucha desigualdad economica . Valparaiso es precioso  , con playa y mucha vida nocturna  . Santiago ,  la capital   , enorme , pero  turisticamente flojita . Lo mejor de Chile ,  era lo bien que funcionaba el dedo  . Me gusto el poroto ,  plato tipico  , es parecido a las  judias blancas españolas , empanadas y sopaipillas y la palta muy ricas .

 

Con Arturo y Jose
Con Arturo y Jose , en Valparaiso .
La playa de Valpo
La playa de Valparaiso .

Uruguay , una semana . Es como la continuacion de Argentina , misma buena gente y costumbres . Ahora 3 veces mas caro . Montevideo , espectacular !!  Una de las diferencias ,  tienen el mate personal , en Argentina y Paraguay , lo usan mas para compartir . El acento muy parecido al argentino . Asado y chivito lo mejor de su gastronomia , junto al mate .

 

Montevideo
Montevideo .

Paraguay , 10 dias , muy parecido en gastronomia al Norte de Argentina . Toman mate frio y lo llaman Terere , la chipa que es  pan con queso , riquisima  . Turisticamente lo justito , por eso mucha gente no lo visita  . Lo mejor para mi , fue  la hospitalidad que tiene la gente , practicamente insuperable , te dan lo que tienen y hasta lo que no tienen , quizas por los pocos turistas que reciben .  Es peculiar lo del guarani , como lengua co-oficial , algunos ni hablan español . A nivel precios es barato , especialmente transporte .

 

Tomando unas cervezas con Silvio
Tomando unas cervezas con Silvio , en Asuncion .

Brasil , 2 semanas . Es un pais enorme ,  la gente es muy alegre , me recuerdan a los colombianos  , especialmente cuando subes al Norte . Las  playas muy bonitas en Salvador de Bahia  . La comida  , poco sana ,  la comida callejera es barata  . Los jugos que tienen son bastante ricos . Es un pais caro  , especialmente transporte urbano e interurbano .  Lo peor es  desigualdad social  .

Pelourinho , Salvador de Bahia .

Ecuador : Cuenca

 

 

Cuenca

 

Cuenca .
Cuenca .
Cuenca was last city that I visited in Ecuador , I went with Jose and Arturo . We got Cuenca from Guayaquil , we started hitchhiking , but it was so difficult , rainy , long distance and 3 people asking for a ride . It was rainning and we finally took a bus to get Cuenca . Mario and Patricio were waiting for us , a gay couple around 45 years old . The house was in downtown and it was very big . They were working , selling and making shoes overseas and Ecuador . They were doing excavation works at home at that time . We were sleeping on the floor with mattres but it was so comfortable a big house  .

Plaza Central , Cuenca .
Plaza Central , Cuenca .
Cuenca is really nice city , old and  colonial . You can see many parks and there is a river crossing the city . Its very quiet . Our routine was walking around the city in the morning . we took some pictures , walking around the parks , visiting churches . Its very small city for walking around . Aproximately , 300 000 people . My favorite was Plaza Central , which was always busy . The weather was rainy evryday  . After the touristic thing , we went home . We usually cooked something , Spanish omellete , Mexican tacos , making juices , eating the whole day . After spending 3 days in Cuenca , great time with Patricio and Mario , we left to Peru . We took a ninght bus , 14 hours , it was so long trip …

El podio gamin , en Cuenca
With  Arturo and  Jose  ,  Cuenca .