First things first- Yesterday was the best day so far with viewers coming to visit my blog- thanks to all 123 of you! I still have a long way to go to reach the 341 best of my previous blog, but we are getting there… I miss the Donkey!
Yesterdays travels was quite informative. I did find a lot of English blogs on Venezuela, and Peru, and Chile. Life in South America looks very interesting to me. Yes, the border crossings are just as bad as Africa’s. There is also huge poverty. But the landscape is spectacular in many places, and the people look very interesting. Maybe it is time to brush up on the Spanish, and figure out a way to get one of my two motorbikes over there, with myself on it…
What would I like to see?
Maybe a good starting point would be Rio de Janeiro. It is so beautiful on photos. I would like to see the Christ the Redeemer statue in real life! At night, with the lights of Rio down below. The nearest I came to that experience, was Cape Town earlier this month, when I went up Signal Hill to show my two youngest kids the city lights at night. Rio at night- awesome!
This is the best picture I found on the internet- as a Christian it says much to me… photo from www.rentanapartmentinrio.com
Rio would be the most fun during Carnaval. I know a lot of my colleagues would not agree with me here, saying things about sin and drink and such things. But it is so interesting to see people at play. People having a festival just to celebrate life. Yes- this must come on the Bucket List!
I read the blog of a young lady travelling South America with her friends. One of them got robbed in RIo. She said everybody gets robbed in Rio. That one I would not enjoy so much- we South Africans get robbed enough, mostly by our own government…
From Rio, where next? I would love to travel up the Amazon river, and see some of the nature there… these huge trees that keeps us all alive. The magnificent bird life- macaws flying free in the wild… (from letsgetlostandfound.blogspot.com)
I love birds, macaws are so beautiful. But they need to be in nature, not in a cage- their sound indoors is nerve-wracking! But to see them where they are supposed to be- that would be something indeed!
I would also love to see the tango in Buenos Aires. This looks like such a fun and vibrant city to visit. The tango is such a sexy dance! Beautiful to watch. I would love BA at night…
But then, I would also love some history in my journey to South America- The Incas and the Mayas, and those huge, bloody civilizations they built long before the Spanish arrived on the scene..
I would head to Peru for a visit to Machu Picchu. I would love to see this place in real life! To walk between these ancient stones, and think of the time it was
a city full of people, all just trying to make a living, raise a family, trying to love and be happy. This also needs to be seen by me!
From Peru, I just have to go to Venezuela. Angel Falls! And then the beach .
While I am in South America, I will have to travel to the roof of the world in Bolivia- like Sherri Jo Wilkens has done so inspiring… (this is from her blog sherrijosbecauseicanworldtour.blogspot.com )
And then I just have to see the most narrow country in the world- Chile. I need to see the desert where there is no rain. But then I also want to taste their wine, to see if it matches up to the good old Cape of Good Hope’s Cabernets… photo by www.travelagentcentral.com
I can’t get there by motorbike, but I see the Easter Islands are also part of Chile… This statues would be such an experience to see in real life: (wallpoper.com) I
In most of these place I have found bloggers blogging in English- telling their stories, showing their photos… Thank you for writing your blog, it really enriches my life.
And now, dear 123 readers- what am I missing in South America? What would you recommend if I ever do get the chance to ship my bike to South America- what should I definitely go see/ experience/ taste?
PS, after writing this I came across this photo on a blog, and for some reason it blew my mind- it is exactly the feeling I have at the moment. This is what I am longing for in my study in Waterberg, South Africa at the moment!