South America 2012

In March of 2012, Tom and his wife, along with his sister and brother-in-law, traveled to South America to visit five countries. They flew to Peru first to experience the amazing Machu Picchu. They explored the Sacred Valley, Cuzco, and Lima. They sampled many of the local foods including alpaca and guinea pig. In Chile they went wine tasting in the Colchagua Valley and visited the coastal villages of Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso. They also explored Santiago and Santa Cruz. In Uruguay, after exploring Montevideo, they traveled out of town to a ranch for horseback riding and a BBQ. In Argentina, they experienced Buenos Aires, including the Evita Museum, Cafe Tortoni, and a tango lesson and show. They also did a boat cruise through the Tigre Delta area. They flew inland to see the spectacular Iguassu Falls from both the Argentina side and the Brazilian side. The last stop before returning home was Rio de Janeiro. Here, they took a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf, enjoyed a Samba show, and visited the famous Christ the Redeemer monument with spectacular views of the city.

On our way to Sacred Valley, Peru

Local market in Sacred Valley, Peru

Weaving demonstration at Chincheros village, Peru

Well done guinea pig and potatoes for a snack

Urubamba River in Sacred Valley, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Cristina and the Peruvian 8

Andean healing ceremony in Cusco, Peru

Local market in Cusco, Peru

Visit to cemetery in Cusco, Peru

Love Park, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Wine tasting in Colchagua Valley, Chile

Vina Del Mar, Chile

Street art in Valparaiso, Chile

Montevideo, Uruguay

Oxcart Monument, Montevideo, Uruguay

Horseback riding at ranch in Uruguay

Lighthouse in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

San Telmo area of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires

Evita Peron tomb, Buenos Aires

Tango show at El Viejo Almacen, Buenos Aires

Tigre Delta boat cruise, Argentina

Train ride at Iguassu Falls, Argentina

Toucan in the wild, Iguassu Falls, Argentina

Iguassu Falls from Argentina side

Iguassu Falls from Brazil side

Cable car ride up to Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

View from Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sandy beach at the Sheraton, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Easter bunny visits the Sheraton, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Samba Show, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Coconuts on the beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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