This incredible continent would take several lifetimes to truly discover. From the Galapagos Islands in the pacific and the Amazon basin raining into the Atlantic, to the highest city on earth, South America is a world unto itself. Defined by stunning beauty and abundance, post-Colombian South American is also defined by staggering inequality and historic injustice.
The two most spoken languages – Spanish and Portuguese – are an obvious colonial legacy, but millions of people also speak Quechua (Inca), Aymara, Mapuche, Guarani and dozens of other languages. South America is complicated and fascinating.
Based on the blog I started while working in Cusco, Peru in 2013-2014, this website offers the most information about that region. Please take time to discover and share some of what South America has to offer!