This past January 2015, I took the trip of a lifetime–a three week tour of South America, including a cruise from Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil to Valparaiso, Chile, rounding Cape Horn. The experience exposed me to many of South America’s highlights. I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Rio where two million people gather at Copacabana Beach to watch the fireworks and throw flowers into the sea, making wishes to Yemanja, an Afro-Brazilian Queen.
Temperatures went from hot, hot, hot to windy and cold the farther down the continent we sailed. We made a surreal voyage through Glacier Alley and ventured to the “end of the world” in Ushuaia, Argentina. Penguins were delightful in Chile, and the walking tour I booked for the Falkland Islands got rained out. Countries visited included: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, the Falkland Islands, and Chile.
La Prensa covered the entire trip in their publication. The article appears at this link: http://www.laprensatoledo.com/Stories/2015/022015/marsh.htm