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Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

Before you continue to read further on this blog, we did not get a ticket to enter the castle. For years we wanted to see this castle with our own eyes. So earlier last month when we decided to drive to Austria, we thought of picking half a day out for visiting Neuschwanstein Castle. To be honest, you do not need to spend a dime for enjoying the outside of the castle at all. We were a bit lazy/ in a rush so paid for a few things. At the end, glad we did it: but definitely not the prettiest or most impressive castle we ever visited :-). Got to be honest!

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South America Trip Day 37 & 38: Relaxing at Rio de Janeiro + end of our trip

Day 37:
After waking up late in our comfy bed, we went for a look out to brunch before a beach day.

We found this buffet where you pay per 100 gram, they had a lot of locals eating there and local dishes, so we gave it a shot. Was good!

After that we went to the beach in front of our hotel, we have an hotel at Copacabana beach for a reason.

We rented two chairs and an umbrella (all 10 real per piece for the day) and drank a few Caipirinhas for 10 per piece. They sell everything on the beach, fresh shrimp, drinks, towels, massages, heck even barbecue in front of you or make you a fresh cocktail!

After a few hours we headed back because the sun was gone, to the 15th floor of our hotel. Roof top pool with amazing view over the beach!
After shower we went to another local food place to have a meal for 14 reals, which was tasty. We headed back to the boulevard. Sam braided her hair, and we found a beach bar with an amazing live act. Guy with a guitar singing all the classics. After that the music went similar to our latin playlist with three dancers getting everyone to move. Great vibe! Got the love the vibrant boulevard of Copacabana!


Day 38:
Last day of our trip sadly. But flight is at 10 pm so a whole day of relaxing is still on the tab. After a few hours of beach and swimming pool we took our flight back to Amsterdam :-(.

South America Trip Day 36: Getting to our last stop: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Waking up at the X-rated motel with our clothes getting dried everywhere in the room from the wash of yesterday, we quickly packed up got an Uber (legal in Brazil, different than the other latin countries we visited) and caught our flight to Rio de Janeiro at 8;35 AM in the morning.

During the flight we got the amazing view crossing the city of Rio, Christ the redeemer is standing tall over the city and all the landscapes looked from the sky!

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South America Trip Day 35: Iguazu Argentina and a weird night at Sao Paulo

Today, we planned a long day of travel and activities. Starting the day with waking up around 7:30 AM to get our stuff packed, quick breakfast at the hostel before our host Gustavo dropped us to the Argentinian border again around 8:45 AM to see the Argentinan side of Iguazu.


Gustavo brought us again, and around 10 am we arrived. We got lucky and straight away got boat ride ticket to go close to the falls. After purchasing the entrance tickets (850 pesos per person) we went to the jeep pick up, for an half hour ride towards the boat through the jungle of Iguazu. Above us a lot of big spiders while driving. If you do not like bugs, be prepare to endure them :-).

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South America Trip Day 34: Travel day towards Iguazu (Brazil)

In this day I will take you along our adventures on the airport and getting just in time to see Iguazu waterfalls from the Brazilian side. Lots of travel on one day, but we made it at the end!

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South America Trip Day 33: Day trip to Montevideo, Uruguay

Alarm rings to wake us up at 5:30 AM in the morning, quick shower and Uber to Buquebus to catch our ferry to a new country and the most southern Capital of Latin America: Montevideo, Uruguay!

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South America Trip Day 32: Roaming around in Buenos Aires

Around 12:00 AM we arrived at our Hotel, Gran Hotel Argentina, located next to the Plaza de Mayo. We got a room all the way up on the 8th floor, great view over the widest avenue in the world and the obelisk of Buenos Aires!

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South America Trip Day 31: Change of the guard, Bahai Temple Santiago

After leaving the hostel at 10, we got a Completo breakfast (the Chilean version of a hotdog, which is amazing) at Ravera, food court next to the plaza, before heading to the palace to see the change of guards.

At the palace, they do it big. There are around 40/50 soldiers playing in a fanfare, around 90 foot soldiers with rifles and 10 on horse with large spears. Whole show took like 25 minutes.

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South America Trip Day 30: Santiago, Chile

Today, we took the time to explore everything that Santiago has to offer. From the Plaza de Amas, to some tips of restaurants and hotspots we visited during the Free walking tour.

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South America Trip Day 26-29: Easter Island

After waking up on a bench in the airport of Santiago, it was time to check in! After getting some dunking donuts, we entered our 6:00 AM flight for a 5 hours trip to Easter Island!


After landing around 12:00 PM, we straight away got our tickets for the national park. These price for the ticket is 54,000 pesos per person, which is quite expensive (so be aware of that). You usually can pay by card, but the machines were out of order so we had to pay cash (make sure you bring enough cash!). You need the ticket to enter all the sights valid for a period of 10 days, with the sights of Orongo and Rano Raraku only allowed to enter once.

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