South America
Bolivia was my next stop after Peru. I spent a few days in La Paz exploring all the city has to offer, including the bizarre witch's market and the ruins at Tiwanaku.
I've only spent a few days in Brazil and only in Rio de Janeiro. I was sent there to work, but still found a little time to explore the city. I saw the statue of Christ perched high above the city, walked along the Ipanema beach and took a tour of a favela neighbourhood.
The Galapagos Islands are located after the coast of Ecuador and are directly on the equator. The islands were visit by Charles Darwin and provided him with inspiration that later led to the Theory of Evolution. The islands have a wide variety of unique wildlife which are not afraid of humans thanks to their isolation and limits on the number of visits. I spent a week on a boat touring around the islands and seeing the spectacular array of wildlife.
I went to Peru to hike the Inca Trail. 4 days of hiking along an ancient trail to reach the lost city of Machu Picchu. Sure, you can get there by train, but where's the fun in that? The scenery along the trail is stunning, thanks to restrictions on the numbers of hikers and the remote location. I hiked in the Amazon jungle and met the local Shaman. In Nazca I took a flight over the famous Nazca lines - the only way to really appreciate the scale of the design on the ground.