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This section of perpetualexplorer.com includes travel video and articles about tourist destinations in South America.



Trial by Bullet Ant: Becoming a Mawé Warrior, Brazil

Trial by Bullet Ant: Becoming a Mawé Warrior, Brazil

Stephanie Spavento March 24, 2014

The Sateré Mawé of Brazil’s Amazon rain forest must survive in a hostile environment filled with danger: poisonous plants, venomous snakes and insects, blood-thirsty predators, and warring neighboring tribes all share their jungle home.

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A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 5: A Visit to San Pedro de Atacama

A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 5: A Visit to San Pedro de Atacama

Maria Clark January 18, 2014

The Atacama Desert is the largest arid desert in the world. Tucked away in its vast valleys and dusty canyons is a small artisan village called San Pedro de Atacama I walked into this

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A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 4: Getting to the Salt Flats

A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 4: Getting to the Salt Flats

Maria Clark December 11, 2013

The bus took off at night from busy smelly La Paz. This was going to be a 12 hour trip from the capital city in the northern part of Bolivia to the Uyuni salt

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A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 3: The Still of Lake Titicaca

A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 3: The Still of Lake Titicaca

Maria Clark October 26, 2013

The bus took off early that morning, narrowly avoiding the cut off time for any sort of vehicular transportation. I had learned the night before that across all major cities in Bolivia, vehicles would

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Time Off for Colombias Dia de la Raza

Time Off for Colombias Dia de la Raza

Samanthya Bittinger October 21, 2013

It’s not uncommon to hear workaholic gringos knocking Europeans’ plethora of public holidays (most likely out of sheer jealousy).  What most probably don’t realize, is that many South Americans are on par with or well

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Multicultural Minute: Caño Cristales, The “River of Five Colors”

Multicultural Minute: Caño Cristales, The “River of Five Colors”

Stephanie Spavento October 16, 2013

Most of the time, Caño Cristales is indistinguishable from all other rivers: a clear current rolls over a bed of moss and dull green rocks. But each year, when the conditions are just right,

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A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 2: A Night in La Paz

A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 2: A Night in La Paz

Maria Clark October 16, 2013

It had been 12 years since I’d been back to South America. I grew up there and in Indonesia. I was used to seeing dirty city streets, wild dogs roaming neighborhoods in gangs and

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A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 1: Salt Flats or Bust!

A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 1: Salt Flats or Bust!

Maria Clark October 1, 2013

I hit 30 this year and wanted more than anything to get out of the country for a little while. It had been years since the last time I really travelled anywhere special and

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Colombian School Life Part II: Cozy buses, plaid skirts, and delicious food

Colombian School Life Part II: Cozy buses, plaid skirts, and delicious food

Samanthya Bittinger September 30, 2013

Not long after arriving in Colombia, I began working at a very prestigious private school outside of the city.  Although the school and I didn’t see eye to eye on many issues and I

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Colombian School Life: Part I

Colombian School Life: Part I

Samanthya Bittinger September 24, 2013

In areas north of the Tropic of Cancer, autumn is in the air and most students are headed back to school on big yellow school buses.  Here in Colombia,  most school children are getting

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