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Category: South America

Colonia, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay is just a short 1 hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires and is a great daytrip to get out of the big city. Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia for short, has an old town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is where you should beeline to once off the ferry from Buenos Aires. The Colonia Express Ferry was big, clean, easy to navigate boarding, full of families, backpackers, and other tourists. There was food and drinks onboard but the ride is short and smooth enough that the banana and bottle of water I brought along Read More

Rano Raraku, Easter Island

Rano Raraku was my favorite Moai sight on Easter Island. Hundreds of unfinished Moai are spread across the landscape along trails for an easy walking tour. Rano Raraku actually refers to the now extinct volcano where the people of Rapa Nui carved their monolithic statues before moving them around the island. The Moai found around the base of Rano Raraku are still in the stages before completion, looking different than most Moai around the island. Tourists can take a walk through the hillside and get up and close for some great photos. My suggestion if you ever do this hike Read More