Ferry Puerto Natales Caleta Tortel
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Slow and Sustainable Travel on a Budget? Here’s How!

Although we happily promote South America as your next travel destination, it’s vital to uphold sustainable practices during a trip. Deutsche Welle explains that travel and tourism account for about 8% of global carbon emissions, stemming from transportation, lodging, food and drink, shopping, and the construction of the necessary infrastructure. Slow and sustainable travel can be done on a budget, and are much-needed ways to combat these negative environmental impacts. Slow travel prioritises staying in one place for a long time, nurturing a deeper connection with the location, people, and cultures. On the other hand, sustainable travel supports eco-friendly transport, …

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🇦🇷 Backpacking Argentina: Tips & Destinations

We have a difficult mission ahead: we want to try and tell you why we love Argentina so much. This country doesn’t scream ‘holidays’ as loud as others in South America. But maybe that’s precisely the reason why. Argentine towns are incredibly liveable, safe, and the nature has a variety of landscapes to offer. In fact, several times during our 2 months backpacking in Argentina, we felt like we could put down our bags and live there. We’ve put together this guide to showcase the best of Argentina, our backpacking travel tips and our favourite destinations in the country. Chances …

Quito Ecuador
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30 Important Facts About South America for Travelers

Curious about South America, a land of natural wonders and vibrant culture? Despite all the clichés and some bad reputation, this fascinating continent has something to offer to every type of traveller. So whether you’re planning a trip there or just want to learn more about it, here are 30 important facts about South America that you should know. Jump to: Geography  |  Nature  |  Culture 30 facts you must know about South America Geography South America is the fourth largest continent in the world, covering an area of 17,840,000 square miles. It is home to approximately 422 million people, …

Catedral Metropolitana Santiago Chile
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Top 3 Safest Countries in South America in 2023

South America is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful landscapes, and rich history. And if you’ve been around Green Mochila, you already know how much we love this continent! Yet it’s not high on many travellers’ bucket lists, as it’s often considered a tad risky. True enough, it knows its share of political and social issues, sometimes affecting the safety of citizens and visitors alike. But many parts of South America are perfectly safe to roam, even outside of the beaten path. In this article, based on the Global Peace Index ranking of 2022, we’ll introduce the top 3 safest …

Why to choose South America as a digital nomad
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Why South America is Ideal for Digital Nomads

As the digital age continues to evolve, more and more people are realizing the benefits of the digital nomad lifestyle. With the ability to work remotely and the freedom to travel the world, this lifestyle has become increasingly popular among tech-savvy individuals. One continent that has seen a surge in popularity among digital nomads is South America, thanks to its affordable cost of living, thriving tech scenes, and beautiful landscapes. Let’s tell you why we think the growing digital nomad scene in South America is right for you! From backpackers to digital nomads For the most adventurous travellers, the allure …

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Capitals of countries in South America

What is the capital of Chile, Paraguay or Colombia? Are you confused about Rio, Brasília, Sucre and La Paz? Here are all the capitals of countries in South America, all the answers you’re looking for in one go-to list of South American capitals! South American countries: Argentina  |  Bolivia  |  Brazil  |  Chile  |  Colombia  |  Ecuador  |  Guyana  |  Paraguay  |  Peru  |  Suriname  |  Uruguay  |  Venezuela |  Summary Argentina Buenos Aires Population: 3,003,000 (2021 estimate) Definitely one of our favourite cities in South America, Buenos Aires is a lively and colourful capital that takes pride in its …

Chilean Patagonia fjords
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All About the Ferry from Puerto Natales to Caleta Tortel

Believe me, traveling on a boat along the fjords in the south of Chilean Patagonia is a memorable experience. It rings of slow-paced adventure surrounded by a stunning landscape. It’s more sustainable and way more scenic compared to plane travel; and cheaper too, if we take into account the cost of accommodation and meals for those days. Here’s all you need to know about the inexpensive Tabsa ferry between Puerto Natales and Caleta Tortel.  Jump to: Route  |  Booking  |  Costs  |  Duration  |  Timetable  & distances Sleeping & eating  |  Entertainment  |  Sights Ferry Puerto Natales – Caleta Tortel …

Aerial view on Salto del Angel, the longest waterfall in South America and in the world
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15 Stunning Waterfalls in South America

That distant roar seemingly out of nowhere. Like a drumroll, it grows louder as it attracts your steps. When you suddenly see it, it’s like a revelation in a splash of water. Yet another reminder of the powerful beauty –the beautiful power– of Nature. There’s something to a waterfall that’s magnetic, fascinating – so take your camera and let’s go! We’ve partnered with some of our favourite travel bloggers to create this selection of the most charismatic waterfalls in South America. Best South America waterfalls: Waterfalls in Colombia Marinka Falls Adam from Cartagena Explorer visits Marinka regularly. Undoubtedly one of …

River Cochrane Tamango
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🇨🇱 Hiker’s Guide to the Patagonia National Park, Chile

Of all the protected areas in the Chilean South, the Patagonia National Park might be the most charismatic. Created as a private charity project, it’s kept a pristine touch, almost a primeval flair. The infrastructure is scarce, but with a bit of prep, you’ll love exploring this mythical land. This post is here to help! We’re telling you all you need to know to go hiking in the Patagonia National Park, Chile: day hikes and multi-day treks, campsites, cost, how to get there and more. This Patagonia National Park guide contains affiliate links. We’re not selling anything ourselves – we …

Graffiti mural of an aboriginal man in Rio de Janeiro by Kobra
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🇧🇷 Backpacking Brazil: Tips & Destinations

There’s samba, football and festivals. There are beautiful hips wearing the shortest of clothes. There are even kids playing with guns in the favelas. And then there’s the authentic Brazil, the one we love, with its food, its lively cities, its culture and its nature; and also with its people, among the friendliest we’ve ever met. For all these reasons, we’ve put together this guide with our best backpacking travel tips and our favourite destinations in Brazil. Chances are that this Brazil travel guide contains affiliate links. We’re not selling anything ourselves – we just help out products we find …