Monthly Archives: April 2009

After traveling for almost a month now around South America and being told several times just wait until you are in Buenos Aires, we have to say our expectations were high for the city.  We can
Design in Buenos Aires seems almost second nature to the Argentineans.  The beauty of old and new mixing together with ease and complementing each other is a joy to see.  Beau and I had the pleasure
Crazy creepy cool.  That's how we would describe the Recoleta cemetery in Buenos, Aires.  This cemetery is a sea of ornate tombs, vaults and beautiful sculptures encompassing 6 hectare
  The World Effect travelogue video 12: Argentina (Patagonia) from The World Effect on Vimeo. Our newest video is now uploaded.  In this video we are ice trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier
From Bariloche we took an hour and a half flight south to El Calafate, Argentina.  This is a beautiful small town in the southern region of Patagonia.  El Calafate is very developed for bo
The World Effect travelogue video 11: Peru (part 3) from The World Effect on Vimeo. The final video of the Trek to Machu Picchu is now uploaded.  This video is the final part (day 3 and 4) of o
Imagine if Lake Tahoe was in the Alps, now put it somewhere in the southern hemisphere and you'd get the town of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.  Bariloche sits on Lake Nahuel Huapi in t
The World Effect Travelogue Video 10: Peru part 2 from The World Effect on Vimeo. Our latest video is now uploaded.  This is part 2 of our 4 day trek to Machu Picchu. Day two is the high altitud
Take a camera and watch your step in the port town of Valparaiso, Chile.  Our first reaction to Valparaiso was really not that positive.  We picked a hotel within our budget which happened to be
We spent 3 days in the city of Santiago, Chile.  It was a welcome change to spend some time in a more metropolitan environment.  We spent our time going around the city on the metro explo
The World Effect travelogue video 9 -Peru part 1 from The World Effect on Vimeo. This first part of our Inca Trail video is now uploaded.  This video is of the first day of trekking, including a
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Cusco, Peru is one of the more cultural cities we've encountered on our trip so far.  Cusco was the capital and center of the Incan Empire.  Now Cusco has an interesting mix of the or
After four days of hiking, we climbed up our last 50 steps towards the Sun Gate to find Machu Picchu completely socked in with clouds.  Several hours later the clouds began to lift eventually r
We spent 4 days of hiking and camping on the Inca Trail to reach the mystical Machu Picchu.  This turned out to be a pretty intense hike, but well worth the effort.  There are about 7 ma
On the way to the Inca Trail, we visited a little community called Ccaccaccollo.  This is the community for many of the GAP adventures porters for the Inca Trail.  GAP helped organize the
We spent a beautiful day in the sunny high altitude of Quito.  Quito is a sprawling city that creeps up nearly half of the mountainside.  We spent most of our time in Quito touring around
The World Effect travelogue video 8 -Ecuador from The World Effect on Vimeo. We shot a short video in Cotacachi, Ecuador. This is a family from Colombia that immigrated to Ecuador. The cute litt
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