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What You Need To Know Before Travelling to South America

Southern America is immersed in historical heritage sites and culture unlike anywhere else in the world. With several destinations deemed UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like the Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands, and Iguazu Falls there is a lot to feast your eyes on, learn, and experience!

However, like in any other country, there are certain Do’s and Don’ts when you pay a visit to South America. Giving respect and recognizing culture are musts when traveling after all.

Machu Picchu, Peru, in South America after 5 days of hiking and camping

What To Do

Do try to learn a little Spanish

Learn some basics of politeness. A simple hi (hola), thank you (gracias), goodbye (adios) and sorry (lo siento) will surely help you get by. Learn to interact on a basic level. Not all locals speak or understand English.

Do prepare clothes for summer

You need to be prepared for every hot temperature that you can think of in Southern America. Relatively warm regions dominate its climate. Please bear in mind to leave flashy or revealing outfits at home if you do not want the ‘unwanted attention.’

Do make copies of important documents

Your Visa, passport and insurance documents are very important. Make sure you had these organized and duplicated in case of misplacement.

Do prepare cash

Make sure you have some local cash and keep track of the conversion rates. It is also recommended that you call your local bank and ask about activation requirements for card use in South America, as well as information on transaction fees.

Do install travel apps on your mobile device

Google maps, Uber, and a translation app will be a great help. It is also recommended to purchase a phone plan with unlimited data as a backup even if there is Wi-Fi in your accommodation area.

What Not To Do

Do not lose your debit or credit cards

As you may know, cash is king in everywhere. Few places will accept a credit card at all, and for the few that accepts credit cards, you will probably get hit with a charge.

Don’t accept the prices of the goods you’re being sold

As a traveler in a foreign land with a little Spanish, getting ripped off is somehow unavoidable. Haggle responsibly.

Do not travel with excessive jewelry

Keep your necklaces, rings, bracelets, expensive watches, and other jewelry in a safe place like hotel safe lockers.

Do not forget to bring your towel

If you are planning to travel to South America, bring your towel. This is not always available to rent at hostels and budget home stays, and even if they do have towels available, you are not sure if it is clean. Apart from that, used clothes do not make a decent substitute.

Do not accept drinks in bars from local strangers

Safety first. Always take precautions especially when you are in a foreign land. And of course, deny politely avoiding bar trouble.

Do not rely on the Internet when looking for good food in South America

Sure, most people look up to the Internet for reviews before trying anything. But remember that we all have different taste or perspective. It is recommended to look for crowd locals for food or restaurants recommendations.

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Indulge In Its Rich History

Some countries have rich histories that can only be found today in history books. Significant events that helped shape their nation into what it is right now can only be seen in old photographs and record books, and everything else was forever lost in time.

Here in South America, you can (actually) still see historical sites and ancient cities that are beautifully preserved through time. These places hold a rich history that taps into the country’s incredible past and unique tapestry. Some of these ancient cities include the first capital and port city of Salvador in Brazil, the Inca capital of Cuzco in Peru, the Town of Colonia in Uruguay, the Cartagena in Colombia and Cuenca in Ecuador.

These captivating sites boast of incredible architecture and magnificent structures that carry their country’s legacy. Built with gigantic rocks and ancient methods, these remains are still considered a mystery for archaeologists and tourists alike. And just by being in these places, you can feel being a part of something bigger than yourself.

Be Part of a Diverse Culture

South America is made up of 13 different countries that hold beautifully diverse cultures you can (actually) be a part of. It has unique types of people, food, heritage, tradition, climate, and geography for every country that is as different and as similar from one another. Immersing yourself in these various cultures can make your travel to South America more meaningful and worthwhile. As you discover how different we are from each other, the more you realize how we are all the same.

Discover Breath Taking Scenes

The Amazon basin crosses through nine different countries of South America. And a voyage to a place often referred to the world’s lungs, which produces almost 20 percent of the planet’s oxygen, can (actually) take your breath away.

From rustic camps, cozy eco-lodges, vehicle, and horse riding excursions to luxury gourmet cruises, your Amazon experience in South America will let you feel reconnected with captivating scenes of nature again. This redeeming experience will remind you of how connected you are with your surroundings even before social media got you connected with people you do not know.

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

For the adventurers and the wanderers, South America can (actually) get you out of your comfort zone on one or more occasion.

From crossing borders to talking with people in different languages, you will stretch your inner self up even before engaging in a lot of physical activities the country has to offer. And this opens you to more challenges, more experiences, and more of the things that will matter in the future, as you go home more confident, more sociable, more sympathetic, and more aware of yourself and others.

Live Stories That Will Withstand Time

Do you remember the one where you hitchhiked across Argentina? Or the one where you danced under the stars on an island in Lake Titicaca? Or the one where you became a snowboarding expert in the Andes Mountains? Or when you did that daredevil 4-hour bike ride on the world’s deadliest road in Bolivia? Or the one where you had an enriching hike in Patagonia and saw the world’s most visually captivating sceneries? Or the one where you take a swing at the edge of the world in Ecuador?

These are the kind of stories you will be telling your loved ones repeatedly after a trip to South America. It’s one of the places where you can (actually) live stories you will tell for generations, and will forever keep you in that beautiful place you never regret you visited.

 

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The Major Resources of South America

As the fourth largest continent in the world, South America’s physical geography, environment, and resources can be considered separately. It has various agricultural products, abundant fresh waters, and vast mineral wealth. It boasts of prosperous ports and fisheries situated on the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific.

It holds an astonishing amount of natural gifts that its economy runs on the export of its natural resources. Here are some of its great industries that play a major role to sustain the ever-changing demands of the modern world.

Agriculture

South America has a vast land area. The continent stretches from a broad equatorial zone in the north to a narrow sub-Arctic zone in the south. Because of this, the continent has four different climates regions such as tropical, temperate, arid, and cold.

These differences in climate contributed a lot to the production of different types of crops in specific regions. For example, cashews and Brazil nuts are cultivated in regions with a tropical climate. Together with fruits such as avocado, pineapple, papaya, and guava which are considered native to the South American land. Also, cash crops like coffee and cacao are exported from South American countries such as Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador.

The continent’s temperate climates are home to some industrial crops and livestock. Corn and soybeans are some of the popular crops exported from the Pampa’s, and it’s also center of the continent’s ranching industry, while Brazil and Argentina are known to be great exporters of beef.

Agriculture is a challenge to most countries in South America with an Arid climate. However, heavily irrigated crops, such as rice and cotton, managed to grow in desert oases.

While in Cold climates, crops like potatoes and quinoa and animals like sheep, llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas are bred for their meat and wool, which are used in high-quality textiles exported throughout the world.

Forestry and Fishing

Forestry is a chief economic activity for tropical South America, especially on the Amazon River basin. High-value tree species like mahogany and rosewood are naturally found in its rain forests. These trees produce lumber which is exported to foreign countries to be used on different woodwork projects.

In South America’s Pacific coast, marine fisheries are considered to be the most valuable economic activity. Chile is known to be a global leader in farm-raised trout and salmon, while Ecuador is a popular exporter of shrimp.

Mining and Drilling

One of the most valuable economic engines of South America is its mining industry. It contains about one-fifth of the world’s iron ore reserves, which are utilized in construction and machinery throughout the world. One example is the copper reserves in Peru and Chile. In 2009, about $26.9 billion accounts of copper in 2009 were exports from Chile, which are used by the world in electrical equipment and wirings.

The continent is also known for deposits of oil and natural gas which are drilled for fuel and energy. The extractions of these resources are dominant in Venezuela, with a lot of deposits situated around Lake Maracaibo and the El Tigre region.



 

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The Coolest Things You Can Experience in South America

Many travelers consider South America as one of their trips of a lifetime. It is famous for backpackers who are looking for experiences outside the usual beach or city break. The country’s richness in natural resources offers adventures to people looking for extraordinary experiences.

Here are just some of the coolest things you can experience in South America:

Stand On the End of the World

A hike through the Tierra del Fuego National Park or a ride at The End of the World Train will take you to one of the greatest adventures of your lifetime. Imagine the coolest experience of standing at the end of the world, seeing a rich stretch of flora and fauna, while marveling at the beauty of the world’s southern landmass extremity.

Trace the Weird Lines in the Nazca Desert

The Nazca lines are large motifs on the desert ground called “geoglyphs” which are discovered in 1930. Imagine the coolest experience of flying through these magnificent natural wonders, while tracing lines of stylized monkeys, fishes, llamas, birds, and plants, that were said to date back to the 4th or 5th century.

Drive Across Bolivia’s Salar De Uyuni

If you are looking for one epic road trip, you might want to consider rolling with a huge four-wheel-drive Jeep across the Gran Salar de Uyuni in southwest Bolivia. Imagine the coolest experience of riding on the world’s largest salt flat, looking at a vast horizon ahead, where blue skies meet brilliant salty whites.

Party at the World’s Largest Carnival Celebration in Rio De Janeiro

With two million people on the streets, the world’s largest carnival celebration in the world is held annually before Lent in Rio De Janeiro. Imagine the coolest experience of partying in a place where no one knows your name, seeing genuine smiles from the people around you, accompanied by good food, good music, and a grand, colorful scheme.

Explore the Galapagos Islands

Located off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands give you a sight of unique landscapes and sea creatures. Imagine the coolest experience of exploring a magnificent island, with white sand beaches and volcanic rock formations, while getting up-close with sea turtles and all the creatures that live with it.

Walk the Famous Inca Trail

The Inca trail to Machu Picchu is famous in the world because of its breathtaking views. It runs 42 kilometers long and is usually hiked over four days and three nights. Imagine the coolest experience of reaching the end of the trail, and having a chance to see a spectacular view of the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, while the sun rises on the east.

Wander at Colombia’s Caño Cristales

Found in Serrania de la Macarenia National Park, the Caño Cristales in Colombia is an extraordinary kind of river composed of different species of aquatic plants. Imagine the coolest experience of witnessing a spectacular view of what they call the river of rainbows, while these magical plants take on hues of red, blue, yellow, orange, and green before your eyes.

Takes Two to Tango

The coolest things to experience in South America need not be only about extreme adventures and magnificent sceneries. Learning a famous dance in its own spiritual home and birthplace is a one of a kind. Imagine the coolest experience of mastering the art of Tango in the great Argentine capital—Buenos Aires, while heating things up with your dance partner in love and life.

 

 

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Fascinating Facts and Figures about South America

We all know South America because of its beautiful people, majestic sceneries, and the richness of its natural resources. Because of these amazing characteristics, most people never miss putting this continent on their bucket list of places to go.

If you are one who is looking forward to traveling South America in the future, here are some facts and figures to know that may convince you to book your dream trip earlier.

Historical Facts About South America

Did you know that the continent was named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci?

Originally, South America was discovered by Christopher Columbus. However, history tells us that it was Amerigo who proved that the continent was not a part of the Far East and is a separate one. And because of this, the continent was named after him.

Astounding Geographical Facts about South America

Measuring about 2.7 million square miles that covers almost 40% of South America, the Amazon Forest is considered the largest natural rainforest in the world.

On the other hand, 4,400 miles along the west coast of South America from Chile to Venezuela, the Andes Mountains was known to be the longest mountain range in the world that passes through Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

From rainforests to mountain ranges, deserts also play an important role in South America. Supporting over a million people, Chile’s Atacama Desert is considered to be the driest place in the world; with parts of it never have had a taste of rain according to scientists.

Wonderful Environmental Facts about South America

South America is home to around 40% of the Earth’s plants and animal species.

One spectacular animal found in the Amazon is The Green Anaconda, the largest snake in the world. Although there are unverified claims of seeing super huge Anacondas that weigh 227 kilograms and grows 8.8 meters long, the largest of its kind ever captured weighs 99 kilograms with a length measuring 5 meters.  

Ecuador also houses over 1000 species of orchids. Botanists discovered what they refer to as the world’s smallest orchid measuring only 2.1mm wide in 2009. And because of its size, it was named as the minuscule orchid.

Fun and Interesting Facts about South America

The fishermen of Laguna in the southeastern part of Brazil learned how to catch fish with the aid of dolphins. As unbelievably amazing as it seems, dolphins helped fishermen there by driving schools of fish near their nets and even create some signals for them to cast it.

On the other hand, for around 160 days, a meteorological phenomenon on Venezuela called “Catatumbo Lightning” was deemed unique and got the attention of some enthusiasts. This rare phenomenon occurs at the point where the Catatumbo River meets Lake Maracaibo, where lightning strikes the lake continuously for up to 10 hours at a time.

And at night, a vampire-like creature was said to attack cattle and goats to drain their blood. This famed mythical creature in South America is often referred to as “El Chupacabra” and is quite a popular story for locals in South America.

 

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Foods You Have to Take a Bite or Two in South America

Spoiler Alert: A Bite Won’t Be Enough

A country’s culinary specialties not only satisfy a travelers hunger but also speak to its soul. If you are one who enjoys eating sit-down dinners on fancy restaurants, or you are one of those people who love munching on-the-go treats from street vendors more, South America has both things to offer on each side of the spectrum.

If you are planning to go on a holiday on this beautiful country, or you already booked one, and you are scared of getting hungry on your trip, here are some dishes to try in South America that will surely make you want more.

Empanadas of Argentina

Every province of Argentina has a signature flavor of its own. Eating all of them may be considered a long shot, but it is not impossible. Just imagine a crispy, half-moon pastry with hot savory fillings of meat, cheese, and vegetables.

Pastel of Brazil

Pastel is usually a savory treat, but there are twists added to its ingredients to come up with sweet varieties. Its appearance looks like that of an empanada, but thinner. Just imagine these delicious fried pies with small shrimps, hearts of palm, ground meat and melted cheese.

Now, take a bite.

Arepas of Venezuela

There are some arepa varieties on a single menu. Some are eaten as a main course whiles other small portions serve as snacks. Just imagine a flatbread sandwich made from ground maize dough, filled with anything from cheese to meat to eggs. It can be hearty, it can be healthy, but it is always perfect for you and me.

Ceviche of Peru

If you are a Sashimi lover, you will definitely twitch for this delicacy. Just imagine a fresh, raw seafood cure with lemon or lime citrus juice, spiked with chili peppers and garnished with cilantro and onion.

Pisco Sour of Chile & Peru

It will not be considered as a national drink for Chile and Peru for no reason. It is a popular cocktail throughout South America that is said to be the perfect pair to a ceviche. Just imagine a brandy made with pisco, mixed with Angostura bitters, egg whites, lime juice, syrup, and ice. Adding some fruit juice may also enhance its flavors.

Dulce de Leche of Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil

This dish may be hard to find outside South America, but it is offered in almost most of its countries. This lusciously sweet dessert has already made its place in the hearts of tourists and locals alike. Just imagine a milky caramel in simmering vanilla, sugar, and milk served with donuts, muffins, and toasts.

 

Platanos Fritos of South America

This incredibly delish treat can be found all throughout South America and is already considered a quintessential delight. Just imagine a delicious dessert of slowly-fried plantains, with a light caramel coating scooped from sizzling pots of vegetable oil, topped with condensed milk.

 

 

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What Does South America Have to Offer You Travel-Wise

South America is a region home to many of life’s extraordinary wonders. Before you come to experience its hidden treasures, knowing some extra facts and information about this blooming continent will surely help you enjoy and make the most out of your most awaited sojourn.

It is widely believed that the south pales in comparison to the progress of the north. Both continents may be names America, but their differences are deeply rooted and pulsating to this day. While the United States may be more industrialized, the south is more untamed and natural, each country bearing a strong native identity.

A Quick Glimpse on the History of South America will give you an overview of the continent’s origins and how it came up to be what it is today. Some Fascinating Facts and Figures about South America gives you the numbers and some of the country’s hidden secrets known only by their locals.

A quick read of What You Need to Know before Travelling to South America may just give you an edge over first-time tourists and travelers. You’re sure to pick up a few useful tips that usually slip the occasional traveler’s mind. The continent may be vibrant in culture, people, and heritage, but there are certain experiences that you need to prepare for to properly enjoy.

Going over Famed Personalities from South America will point you to some global celebrities you probably already know and love. Take a look at each of these individuals, and you can certainly tell that they bring a certain spice to the world. Imagine how it would feel to be surrounded by the very culture that molded such vibrant personalities. You’re sure to get overwhelmed.

Foods You Have to Take a Bite or Two in South America takes your palate on a journey and readily itemizes the must-eats to go hunting for.

The Bitchin’ Beaches of South America points you to where the shoreline fun is. Coastal parties are a natural sight however unnatural they may seem. Gear up for certain enjoyment that you’re sure to have never experienced elsewhere.

Knowing all of these may become too overwhelming, but don’t stress yourself out! There is also Blending in Fashion Tips for Tourists in South America for those who worry about being stared at with their out-of-place garb. It teaches you how to dress to blend in and attract less attention.

If you want to make the most out of your visit, looking through the Things You Can Actually Do in South America can help you plan your trip. It gives you a realistic overview of what and what not to spend your time on.

History, people, and culture are just some of The Major Resources of South America. By knowing a little about all of these while planning your dream visit, I bet you can now dream about The Coolest Things You Can Experience in South America. I say stop dreaming and let us just travel South America.

If you want to check out even more about the 12 individual countries of South America, check out National Geographic’s South America Travel Guide.

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The Bitchin’ Beaches of South America

Imagine feeling the warm sea breeze on your cheeks. Feel the powdery sand on your feet. Look at the calm waves of the ocean. Indeed, there is no better to way to reconnect with nature and claim your time of peace and quiet. However, when the sun starts to set, and the lights start to illuminate these coasts, you rather know what happens next.

Life is a party. So drink, dance, and scream at the top of your lungs. Here comes a list of party beaches in South America that will give you the craziest, and the wildest moments of your life.

El Agua, Venezuela

Just a short distance from the coast of Venezuela is the Margarita Island where El Agua is situated. It is one of the country’s most extraordinary beaches that features golden sands and palm trees. Vendors offer cocktails and other products during the day, and everything becomes loud and lively at night. A chain of clubs and bars offer good music and drinks, and if you are looking for a real party atmosphere, you had better go to El Agua during Spring Break.

Montanita, Ecuador

Montanita is one of the most famous stops of backpackers in Ecuador. Its relaxed and laid-back vibe caught the attention of the surfing community and made the place more interesting. Now, there are local party scenes with a vast selection of local drinks, spirits, and fruity cocktails the beach offers. Stalls sell drinks during the day, and a series of bars and clubs run the place at night.

La Barra, Uruguay

Because of the number of its famous and rich visitors that visit the place every year, La Barra has often been referred to as South America’s St. Tropez. It is located in Punta Del Este resort and known to throw wild parties that last until dawn, especially in the months of December and January.

Copacabana and Ipanema, Brazil

These are the twin gems of Rio de Janeiro. Beautiful golden stretches of sand houses bars and clubs facing onto the beach, and away from its bustling city. Thousands of people go to Copacabana during New Year’s Eve to party while enjoying its amazing fireworks. While Ipanema, on the other hand, is considered as an alternative side of Rio highlighting beach life. Vendors sell beers and cachaca, as they get the party started.

Mancora, Peru

Mancora is the place to be if you are looking to enjoy sandy beaches and a vibrant nightlife. Beaches are relaxed and calm during the day, so you might want to consider diving in and munching on its excellent seafood that matches its special Peruvian drinks. While at night, especially on wild full moon parties, the town will turn into a long stretch of party place that will continue all night long.

So here is a taste of five bitchin’ party beaches in South America. Each offers travelers and tourists an experience different from one another but is sure to wake and shake the party animal in you.

 

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Famed Personalities from South America

South America is not only rich in culture, tradition, and natural resources. It is also home to some beautiful and talented people who are widely known in most countries. You might have seen most of them in popular Hollywood movies, while the others appear on famed television shows. Whatever the case is, they all serve as an inspiration and pride to the people of South America.

So let’s get to know some of them, shall we?

Andy Garcia

Sounds familiar? He’s just one of the few Hispanic actors who managed to break through casting stereotypes and became one of the Latino community’s most beloved leading men. He was rewarded with an Oscar nomination for his impeccable performance as Vincent Mancini in “The Godfather Part III” and influenced a new generation of Latino actors. He knows his way on dramatic and comedic roles and is also a director and producer capable of attracting popular stars.

Sofia Vergara

She’s a star on the hit television series “Modern Family” and famous for his role “Gloria” which is a full-pledged Colombian. Aside from being a successful actress, she’s also a business savvy who has an empire of followers on social media that admired her authenticity.

Selena Gomez

After succeeding on her huge leap from a child star to an adult celebrity, Selena has proven her talent in the music scene and on the big screen. She exhibited a great deal of independence and sense of control over her career and image as a role model for her Latina fans.

Michelle Rodriguez

Her rigid, tough girl image appeals to both fans and filmmakers alike. She’s known for giving life to action-packed roles on Hollywood movies such as the “Fast and the Furious” franchise and is admired for staying true to her roles, ideals, and philosophies in life.

Michael Pena

He’s one of the few rare breed actors who can work in both English and Spanish and can also make audiences cry helplessly one minute, and laugh hard the next. He has co-starred in some of the great movies in the past like “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash,” “American Hustle” and the Marvel movie “Ant-Man.”

Zoe Saldana

The actress exhibits strength, confidence, and toughness on most of her roles in Hollywood films. She’s an inspiration to adult Latinas who appreciates her unwillingness to conform to Hollywood standards. Directors and producers also admired her for being simultaneously feminine and strong.

Jennifer Lopez

We all know JLo, but many fans admired her more for a successful self-reinvention after dismantling her reputation as a diva, to someone who’s an advocate of good will. She’s now a part owner of a TV network that focuses on multicultural millennials and diversity.

Penelope Cruz

Her beauty and talents inspired not only the general audience but also some older, cultured, and more educated Latina women. The Oscar-winner chose to be an inspiration and a model to younger generations when she decided to live a more private life, far from tabloid sagas and excessive social media sharing, and closer to the things she loved most.

Antonio Banderas

His Latino good looks, charming personality, and surprising comedic timing made him one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood. He rose to Stardom on his role as Zorro and is loved by Latino families in his voicing as the charming and adventurous animated character “Puss in Boots.”

 

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Blending In Fashion Tips for Tourists in South America

As tourists, I know we all want to be as comfortable as we can on our skin to enjoy our travels.

People tend to think that because you are in a place where no one knows you, you already have the right to do what you want, be what you want, and wear what you want. Although this statement is true in its sense, there will still be limitations in it, which are bounded by culture, people, and the place where you are visiting. As much as possible, we need to be mindful of how we present and express ourselves to the locals. Although fashion is one form of self-expression, there are still restrictions we need to observe and follow—especially when we are in foreign land.

So here is the thing: normal people dress formally in South America than elsewhere and dressing down has never been their option. As an extremely class-conscious society, no one wants to be ever mistaken for the lowest lower class in Latin America. And as tourists, we don’t want to be treated and looked at differently, right?

So to make the most out of your South American trip, here are some fashion tips to blend in well:

One Word: Layers

In Latin America, people don’t usually wear t-shirts when they go out. But don’t worry because you can still wear your favorite shirts inside the house, or perhaps when doing some gardening in your backyard. But when you’re going out to see tourist spots and to explore the place, considering adding layers to your good old shirt is a wise decision. So you’ll do fine wearing that simple button-up shirt.

Ask Yourself: Are You Hitting the Gym?

People in South America don’t naturally wear sneakers, tracksuit, exercise shorts and pants except when they’re actually at the gym and about to do jumping jacks or some pushups. They hit the gym wearing some fine clothes, and bring with them their workout wardrobe. Once they’re done, they keep it on their bags and wear some nice clothing again on their way home. This is how they do gym sessions. So you might consider packing other shoes than your sneakers.

Is It Your Birthday?

When going to birthday parties and clubs women in Latin America will do extreme measures to showcase their “features.” And I must say most of them have what it takes. But if you’re a tourist, you might skip on wearing too skimpy clothes. Pieces of clothing such as super short shorts, a micro top, and an itsy bitsy skirt where your body parts are practically showing itself to the world is not something nice to wear there, especially on churches.

Let’s Just Go To the Beach

If beach mode is your default setting as a person, then you might want to consider shaking things up a little for once. Flip-flops, sandals, and shorts for men are considered too casual as an everyday outfit in South America. For them, you only wear these items when walking around the house, working out, or going to a beach. So let’s just go to the beach, shall we?

Your Smile Is Your Best Piece of Clothing

If you’re now too stressed thinking of what to pack for your trip, then this might make you feel better. South Americans are known to be very gracious hosts, and a smile is something they consider as an all-time key fashion accessory. You might not know how to speak Spanish, but wearing a simple smile can help save your day.

It’s something they understand and appreciate. So I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun on your holidays.

 

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