“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

For our one year anniversary, Katie and I took off on a 3 week adventure in South America.

We explored the time-stamped beauty of Buenos Aires. Learned how to tango. Watched the sunset in Colonia, Uruguay. Went bike riding along the cost of Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo. Rode horses at a quaint ranch. Took in the incredible sights of Iguazu Falls, home to over 200 waterfalls at the border of Argentina and Brazil. Drove speedboats into said waterfalls, which was insane. Drank too many Caipirinhas, Brazil’s national cocktail, on a day-long boat adventure. Swam in the ocean off the coast of Ilha Grande, an island that was originally a leper colony, and then housed Brazilian prisoners. The island itself was the work of postcards. We then ventured into the Rocinha Favela in Rio de Janeiro, which is a slum home to over 200,000 people. (We even got caught between some drug lords with loaded AK-47s at one point.) And finished the trip by taking in a football match where FIFA happened last year, explored Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and the rest of Rio.

All along we became fast friends with 15 fellow travellers from England, Ireland, Germany, the U.S., Poland, Argentina and Australia. A trip we will never forget.

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Written by Ryan Bolton

Ryan is a Toronto-based writer and photographer that likes to break the rules. His work has taken him around the world to do what he truly loves—storytelling. And drinking cold beer.

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