Spring Break in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Cusco, Peru

IES gave us 10 days off of school in the middle of the semester! With all of this time off in the middle of the semester my friends and I decided to explore other parts of South America outside of Argentina. We first went to Cusco, Peru where we were able to see a lot of Incan ruins in Cusco the city, at Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, and of course Machu Picchu. It was spectacular! After Peru we ventured to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where we were able to relax at Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, summit Sugarloaf Mountain, and see Cristo Redentor up close! It was also an amazing trip! I’m so glad I got to explore more of South America for it gave me some perspective about the progressive nature of Buenos Aires. Latin America is a huge continent that is often generalized together, however there are so many different cultures and customs throughout the continent.