South America, the fourth largest of the world’s continents. It is the southern portion of the landmass generally referred to as the New World, the Western Hemisphere, or simply the Americas. Dreaming about Argentina, Brazil, or even Uruguay? Just click on the below map to reach your desired destination and the related Travel Stories from South America, or navigate further in the sub-menus to choose based on a country.

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown for travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Travel Stories from South America, feel inspired, and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

The 15 most romantic islands in the world

Looking for a romantic trip idea or the perfect island vacation? This list is not in order of preference, but obviously includes all our favorites, all the romantic, dreamy and lovely islands from all over the world that we love. So let’s review the 15 most romantic islands in the world – according to Besides …

Iguazú Argentina BTO

Visiting Cataratas del Iguazú. Iguazu Falls from the Argentine side.

This article is a continuation of our previous post about Iguazu Falls: On the way to Cataratas do Iguaçu. Our journey on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. But now, let’s take a look at the Falls from the Argentine side! Two international airports are close to Iguazu Falls: the Argentine Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport …

Iguazú BTO

On the way to Cataratas do Iguaçu. Our journey on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls.

During the summer of 2019, we had spent almost a month in South America. We had visited 4 countries in a row: Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay. About some of them, we have already shared some reviews and posted articles on the blog (you can take a look at the countries’ direct links), but we …

ipanema-at-sunset Besides the Obvious

The Garota who moved from Ipanema to Copacabana. Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro?

Before going I had a concrete idea about what to expect from and where to stay in Rio de Janeiro. Definitely that didn’t fit to real Rio. I expected a vivid city full of tourists and caipirinhas everywhere feeding capoeira dancers, brown-skin volleyball players and smug surfers as a part of a fake background. We …

Ilha grande Besides the Obvious

2 days on Brazil’s paradise island: Ilha Grande

Once planning our South American trip, as usual we were looking for information about certain places, but about Ilha Grande we couldn’t find much. And even if we gathered some reviews, they were either not relevant, nor helpful, sometimes even contradictory, and in some cases a bit misleading, too. That even made me think maybe …

Ipanema Besides the Obvious

Mas que nada, obá, obá, obá

Aka the first impressions of Rio de Janeiro. 2019 arrived, with the hesitation where to spend our summer vacation. We knew one thing, we wanted to go far, to a different continent, to one or more countries where none of us have been before. We were checking many options, different parts of our amazing planet, …

Buenos Aires me mata Besides the Obvious

Buenos Aires me mata ❤️

“He sido un paria en Parí­s México me atormenta, Buenos Aires me mata, Pero siempre hay un tren Que desemboca en Madrid …” from Joaquín Sabina Llegamos dos veces a Buenos Aires, primero desde Puerto Iguazú, aterrizamos por la tarde en Aeroparque Internacional, y después de una corta caminata por Puerto Madero y un buen …

Buenos Aires me mata Besides the Obvious

Buenos Aires me mata ❤️

“He sido un paria en Parí­s México me atormenta, Buenos Aires me mata, Pero siempre hay un tren Que desemboca en Madrid …” from Joaquín Sabina We arrived twice to Buenos Aires, first from Puerto Iguazú, we landed in the afternoon on Aeroparque Internacional, and after a short walk in Puerto Madero and a nice …

Caminito Besides the Obvious

Caminito Boca Juniors ⚽️

Caminito, caminito, caminito Boca Juniors! A colorful and lively street museum, a traditional alley, with lot of colorful houses, brightly painted walls, local art shops and vivid bars. It means little walk, little path in Spanish. It’s located in La Boca, a famous neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The place acquired cultural significance because it inspired …

Mara Besides the Obvious

Patagonian Mara 🥰

Honesty and sadly enough, I have never seen a Patagonian Mara before in my life, I didn’t even know that they exist. So when we were walking through on a public garden in Buenos Aires and suddenly we realized that the park is full with these animals, I didn’t even know what to say… what …

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Mercado San Telmo – Buenos Aires

The Mercado San Telmo in Buenos Aires is a large under roof market that is located in San Telmo neighborhood of the city. The whole neighborhood is packed with great places to eat, fantastic art and design shops, vintage and local designer clothes, and just wandering and looking around is a pleasure with its colorful …

Punta del Este Besides the Obvious

Uruguay, part 3: Punta del Este 😍

Los dedos, la mano, el hombre emergiendo a la vida, however you want to call it… it’s an amazing piece of art in Punta del Este, Uruguay. “La Mano (The Hand) is a sculpture by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. It depicts five human fingers partially emerging from sand and is located at Brava Beach. It …

Montevideo, Besides the Obvious

Uruguay, part 2: Montevideo

We arrived to Montevideo in Uruguay from Colonia del Sacramento via a local bus. It’s not a short trip, but the landscape is compensating for everything. The bus was anyhow super comfortable, you could easily take a nap in the comfortable seats, but I was so amazed by the landscape while looking out on the …

Colonia de Sacramento, Besides the Obvious

Uruguay, part 1: Colonia del Sacramento

We spent a week in Uruguay and on its coastline this August. We had on our plan three places to visit, in the following order: Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo and Punta del Este. We were also hesitating to go further to Punta del Diablo, but finally it didn’t fit into our schedule. We came from …

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