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FC: South America | 2011 | Argentina Chile Bolivia Peru

1: Buenos Aires Casa Rosada Where Eva Peron gave her inaugural speech

2: La Boca was originally settled by Italian immigrants who used the leftover paint from the shipyard to paint their homes

3: La Cabrera Steakhouse | The best steak in Argentina!

4: Iguacu Falls

5: The Devils Mouth Brazil

8: BRAZIL

9: Devil's Mouth

10: Mendoza Wine Region Our bike tour started out awesome, but a few glasses of wine and a wind storm later we were worse for wear

11: Catch me if you can Nick!

12: We left Mendoza at 8pm hoping to arrive in Bariloche by the next afternoon but the taxi protesters got in the way of our plans. We were stopped for hours before we set off on foot across the bridge to be picked up on the other side by an awaiting bus!

13: Bariloche The Lake District

14: Perito Moreno Glacier El Calafate, Patagonia One of two glaciers in the world that is increasing annually

15: This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. | Perito Moreno measures 5km wide, 75m high and 35 km long.

17: Welcome to Chile!

18: Pucon, Chile | Where you can climb a volcano and bath in natural hot springs all in one day!

19: Valparaiso, Chile The furniculars were introduced in 1893 to provide public transportation between the central area and the surrounding hills The same cable cars are still in operation!

20: Yipppppppppeeeeeeeeeeee! | My first real coffee in 5 weeks! Starbucks I love you!

22: Valle de la Luna West of San Pedro de Atacama The valley is one of the driest on earth. Some areas have not received a single drop of rain in hundreds of years

23: One of the coldest mornings on the trip. The geysers are some of the highest in the world at 400 meters above sea level. Before sunrise the temperature hovers around -18' c

24: Welcome to Bolivia! | Laguna Verde

25: Day One 4x4ing into Bolivia!! We slept at 4200 meters causing many of us to wake up with splitting headaches

26: Day Two Our first stop, flamingos at 4000 meters above sea level Weird!

27: Happy Bolivia Day!! August 6 Independence Day | The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. During most of the Spanish colonial period, this territory was called Upper Peru and was under the administration of the Viceroyalty of Peru. After declaring independence in 1809, 16 years of war followed before the establishment of the Republic on 6 August 1825

29: Salar de Uyuni

31: Potosi, Bolivia Over 45 companies operate in cooperatives and employ 20,000 workers. Safety regulations are non-existent, which leads to higher profits for the miners.

34: The amazing markets of La Paz

35: Crossing to Lake Titicaca | The 10km hike over Isla del Sol

36: Puno The Uru people established floating islands to avoid colonization by the Incas | Sillustani Ruins Incan royalty were placed in chullpas, where the corpses were preserved for centuries

38: Colca Canyon

39: The oasis where we spent the night. Temperatures dropped to zero overnight. | 4,160 meters in depth it is the deepest canyon in the world!

41: Cusco, Peru

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