South America: which country would you like to go to?

@maximax8 (30099)
United Kingdom
August 8, 2008 11:39am CST
If you got a free ticket to South America which country would you like to go to? What would you like to see and do there? What sort of accommodation do you think you would stay in?
5 responses
• United States
8 Aug 08
I would definitely go to Argentina! Preferably in Buenos Aires, en la boca section of the town, where they have amazing art. Also it would be great to see their Sunday markets with their fresh foods and knick-knacks. I would love that so much, and I would be able to use my Spanish skills, so it would be a great experience! I wouldn't stay in a hotel that was too fancy, I would just try to live like the locals, I think that would be the best way of experiencing another culture. I would not forget to pay a visit to La Recoleta cemetery, where I would go see Eva Peron's grave, as well as other famous historical figures. How about you, I know you are a travel guru, where would you go?
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@maximax8 (30099)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug 08
Thanks for your excellent response. I have heard that Argentina is really beautiful country and that Buenos Aires looks quite European in some ways. I have recently started learning Spanish and think that it would be useful in most countries in South America. I would go to Peru and walk the Inca Trail up to the magical looking Machu Picchu. I would stay in a tent and in a guest house in Cusco. Yes, travel is my top hobby. Happy traveling.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
9 Aug 08
I did visit some of south america already and I think I would like to go back to all of it LOL But I never went to Peru or Ecuador and I would love to. Ecuador is a small country but quite beautiful from pictures that I've seen and Peru has so much to see. I would also like to go back to Venezuela because I don't remember much from my visit, I was too small.
@maximax8 (30099)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug 08
Wow! It is amazing that you have already been to South America. Ecuador has the Galapagos Islands with all the amazing wildlife and Peru has the Inca Trail. I think there are so many adventurous things to do in Venezuela with the stunning mountains, the Caribbean coastline and the jungle. I would love to see Angel Falls.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
9 Aug 08
Yes, two places that really need to be seen and that I will visit one day. I am not much of a person to want to visit big cities and lots of noise and movement - unless there are also some nice monuments to go with it :) = but the nature... that's worth seeing :)
@maximax8 (30099)
• United Kingdom
10 Aug 08
Yes, I love nature most of all, seeing tropical plants like palm trees and watching wildlife. I like to visit a variety of different places on a trip like spend time on the coast, go up a mountain, spend time in the countryside, visit historical places and see wild creatures. The places I wish to see are all over South America. Cities I would love to see are Cartagena and Rio, then the nature and history I would like to see are the Galapagos Islands, the Inca Trail and one of the waterfalls. Brazil is meant to have some stunning beaches.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I don't know much about any of the countries in South America but Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Peru sound like places I would love to see. I'm sure they have a lot to offer in terms of historical sites and things to see. Just listening to the language would give me tingles haha!
@maximax8 (30099)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug 08
I am learning more about South America too. Yes, Spanish is spoken in Venezuela, Peru and Argentina but Portuguese is spoken in Brazil. Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas in Peru would be a wonderful site for you to see. It can be reached by a multi day trek or by train. What fun you would have exploring South America.
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
8 Aug 08
Brazil. I am a great fan of their football team
@maximax8 (30099)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug 08
Brazil is a large country and there is lots worth seeing there. After the excitement of the football you could go up Sugar Loaf Mountain or sail down the River Amazon.
• United States
24 Jul 09
If i had a free ticket to South America, i think i would go to the destination that is listed on the ticket, and would more than likely find a place to stay in that area. I think i would be more interested in looking around, and finding out about the people, and what is there. I may have a small time for personal leisure, but my priority, i think would be to know the area and the people of the area.