Huacachina – dune buggy and sand boarding in Peru

Huacachina is the cutest little oasis town in Peru. This small city has between 100-200 residents but its main attraction is the sand dunes surrounding the lake. We set out at 4pm to ride a dune buggy up and down

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Colca Canyon – a day trip from Arequipa Peru

When I arrived in Arequipa there was one things I wanted to do – visit the Colca Canyon and see Condors. Its an early start today the day with pickups between 3-3.30am and then a three hour drive to Chivay

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Three year blogaversary

Today marks three years of my Travelgal Nicole blog. Happy blogaversary! May is my blogaversary and I started my blog in 2014 about a year before I headed to Africa for six months. I wanted a way to showcase my

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Machu Picchu – my 6th new wonder of the world

How to get to Machu Picchu Oh Cusco, you were the little break that I needed after having travelled non stop for 7 weeks. Four days at the Tierra Viva San Blas was just what I needed as I explored

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Top Things to do in Rio

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro I knew when I booked my flight to Rio that I wanted to have plenty of time to explore the city and get a good feel for it.  I was so jealous during

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Visiting Asuncion Paraguay

When most people plan a trip to South America they usually plan on visiting Colombia or Argentina or Brazil but as I was planning this trip it felt wrong to leave out Paraguay an often overlooked country.  I decided I

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Valparaiso a three day itinerary

Valparaiso

What to do and see in Valparaiso Most people go to Valparaiso on a day trip from Santiago or as a cruise stop. But I think Valparaiso is worth a couple day visit and I wanted to slow down my

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Things to do in Santiago and where to stay

Things to do in Santiago and where to stay. Santiago is often a transit city with travellers on their way to Patagonia however when I flew into Santiago I knew I wanted to see as much as I could of

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Chile – visiting my 100th country

Visiting my 100th country – Chile! When I was planning my five month trip around South America I knew I would hit 100 countries but I didn’t plan to have a place where I wanted it to be. I just

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Staying at the Palacio Duhau

Palacio Duhau

I was lucky enough to stay at the Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires.  It is a five star hotel that pays attention to detail and also has an amazing history. Palacio Duhau is part of the Park Hyatt chain and

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