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Latin America has always held a special place in my heart. My relatives are from Central America and even though I grew up in the US, I was always surrounded by Latin culture. My first experience to South America was when we moved to Venezuela in 2001. Here is where I really learned Spanish and met people from all over the world!
I didn’t know it then but I had been bit by the travel bug. As soon as I was old enough to travel on my own, I did. I’ve had so many unforgettable travel experiences, and I knew that I eventually wanted to get back to South America to see even more of the continent and pursue a career in travel. Some of my favorite countries that I have been to include Guatemala, Belize, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador.
Favourite places I've been
Mosquitos love the color black (I learned this the hard way)! Avoid wearing black pants and shirts while in the Amazon. Try to wear light colored clothing that can be layered.
When you’re going to visit the Christ Redeemer, I recommend getting there as soon as it opens to take the train up. You’ll be able to escape the crowds and snap a great picture without anyone else in the way.
The Pantanal in Brazil can be visited year round, but the best time of year to go for Jaguar spotting is July-October when the water levels are lowest.
If you’re heading out on Lake Titicaca, bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen! The sun is very strong at that altitude and the sun reflects off the lake increasing your chance of a sun burn.
If you’re traveling by yourself, leave your device at the hotel and post up in a local café with a book. It’s a great place to people watch and to enjoy the world go by.