I left home around 3 years ago and ever since then I have predominantly traveled throughout Asia, something you can see easily by the name of my website. I have traveled to some other areas of the world such as Australia and dipping my toe into Europe, but Asia has been my primary focus for the last 3 years. I feel therefore that it is time that I stretched my wings somewhat and headed off for pastures new, namely South America. I have no idea just yet where I will be going but I decided to start off with a bucket list of things that I want to see during my travels there, and then work out the route accordingly. Here then, is my bucket list for South America.
Not only one of the world’s Seven Wonders, Machu Picchu is also a dream location of mine that I have been wishing to visit for a very long time. This southern Peruvian destination is a citadel that was built on top of a mountain in the 15th Century and it has been exceptionally well preserved. The landscape looks magical and the site itself looks fascinating and I can’t wait to get there.
Iguazu Falls happens to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and to me, it looks to be one of the most exciting waterfalls that there is. These horseshoe falls border Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and each country offers a different perspective on the falls. I am told that this is one of the biggest waterfalls in the world by volume of water and it looks like a truly incredible experience.
Christ The Redeemer/Rio Harbor
I assure you that I have not only picked the Wonders of the World, but they are kind of hard to ignore. For this reason I have Christ the Redeemer on my list, the iconic statue of Jesus Christ overlooking Rio. I have wanted to go to Rio for some time and can’t wait to see the harbor, Copacabana and Ipanema beach and of course, the impending statue.
Salazar de Uyuni
In the south of Bolivia there is a huge open expanse of salt flats which appears like something out of a sci-fi movie. I love heading to places and landscapes that offer something different and this looks to be just the place to get that feeling.
I, like millions of others have been hooked on the Netflix show Narcos and the story of the polarizing figure, Pablo Escobar. For this reason I would love to visit the site of where his mansion Hacienda Napoles once was. The site is now a theme park I think but just to stand on the site where the largest drug operation in the world was ran from, would be quite an experience.
Have you already visited any of these iconic sites? What did you think about them? And finally, what have I missed? Let us know in the comments.