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South American Adventure

IMG_9485.JPGWith Lucas, our tour guide to Pedra da Gavea, Tijuca Forrest, Rio De Janeiro.IMG_9365.JPGPedra da Gavea. We saw a whale minutes after this picture!IMG_9961.JPGMachu Picchu, Peru.IMG_8123.JPGAt the top of Monserrate Mountain, Bogota, Colombia.

My boyfriend and I were determined to travel somewhere in Latin America for our 2017 trip.  With so many beautiful countries it was hard to simply pick one but with the help of the Barclaycard we were able to visit 3 countries in one trip! Overall it was an unforgettable trip but one of the most memorable moments of the trip was hiking up Pedra da Gavea in Rio de Janeiro.  We were absolutely not in shape for a hike like this nor had we ever rock climbed but even with our struggles we managed to complete the 8+ hour hike! Despite the language barrier we managed to once in a while work as a team with hikers we would find on the way and helped eachother complete the challenge. It definitely pushed our limits and gave us the confidence we needed for our next physically challenging hike, Machu Picchu.