South America AFAR Trip
Collected by Michaela Trimble, AFAR Ambassador
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Bolivia's street art scene is on the rise, and many artists use the art form to convey both political and social issues affecting the people of the region. In downtown Santa Cruz de la Sierra, an entire mural wall is completely devoted to ARTErias...
Av. del Libertador Gral. San Martín 668, 9301 El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Hotel Poincenot is the perfect place to call home during a stay in El Chaltén. The staff are warm and friendly, and are more than happy to store any extra gear trekkers need to leave behind when venturing out on a day hike. The hotel offers room...
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
To escape the vast amounts of tourists for a beach day in Rio, venture a little further down Ipanema to Posto 11. The crowds thin out, and the view of Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers) mountain is incredible. A man named Pablo mans a booth near the 11...
Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
During my stay in El Calafate, my hotel arranged a full-day tour to Torres del Paine for me. I was picked up by a tour operator at my front door, and escorted across the Chilean border into the beautiful national park. The tour and the views was a...
24 de septiembre 242, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
OGA serves up a unique evening experience in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. The achachairu fruit, indigenous only to Bolivia, is used to craft delicious cocktails that capture the essence of the Bolivian taste and culture. I suggest sampling...
Rua Benjamin Constant, 26 - Glória, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20241-150, Brazil
During a recent visit to Rio de Janeiro, I had the pleasure of staying at Discovery Hostel, a cozy retreat for travelers located at the base of the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Less like a hostel and more like a home, Discovery staff are warm and...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graffitimundo is dedicated to increasing awareness of the bustling street art scene in vibrant Buenos Aires. Beginning in 2009, the non-profit organization began connecting people with the artists of this unique movement and increasing knowledge...