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The train cemetery in Uyuni is one of my favourite places in South America. Here’s 6 more.

Bolivia Places South America

Grizzly Bear is doing his thing, minding his own business. Hiker gets too close to Grizzly Bear and takes picutres. Grizzly Bear defends his territory and kills hiker. Park Service kills Grizzly Bear. There is nothing that is not depressing in this story.

Photography USA

The Adventure Blog has the story of South African adventurer Davey du Plessis who is attempting a source-to-sea trip down the Amazon has been taken to Lima after being shot several times and being left for dead.

Adventure South America

Keeping with the topic of Machu Picchu, if you want to get good pictures, you might want to get there soon, as Peru has announced plans for a new airport nearer the site, with the aim of increasing visitor numbers.

South America

Turns out it’s a bit trickier that just point and click. Tips on getting the best photos of Petra, Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon & the Taj Mahal.

Asia Photography South America USA

Petapixel has a story about 3 French tourists who have been given (suspended) jail sentences for kissing a statue of Buddha and “wounding the religious feelings of Buddhists”. How did they caught? Reported by the shop who developed the photos they took of the event. 3 lessons here: Don’t kiss religious statues, don’t take a picture of it if you do and buy a digital camera.


Colombia is aiming to raise its profile with a new travel blogging campaign (the two blogs they mention)

Colombia Social Media

Why is Argentina So… – an experiment looking at the how the world sees South America through the Google autocomplete feature.

Places Social Media South America

Things to do in Seoul – Food, shopping and sights in South Korea’s capital

Places South Korea

Leftist Planet – are Travel Guides making too many excuses for dictators?

Cuba Places