15 Reasons to Never Go To South America

Have you been bitten by the travel bug but can’t decide which continent to explore? Here are 15 reasons you should avoid the boring wasteland known as South America.

Machu Picchu, Peru

It’s an incredible feat of architecture that was built by the Inca Empire and is nestled in the breathtaking natural wonder of the Andes. It’s possibly the most famous and brag-worthy hike there is, but who wants to be able to say they did that? Pass.

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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

The world’s largest salt flat is Salar de Uyuni and it’s located in Southwest Bolivia. Not only can you walk on water there (miraculous? Sounds boring) but it’s also a breeding ground for pink flamingos (meh).

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The Swing at the End of the World, Ecuador

It’s just a piece of wood with two ropes attached over-looking a spectacular canyon view. No need to go all the way to Ecuador for that. Stay home and sit on a rusty metal park swing, use your imagination and you basically get the same experience, right?

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Rio Carnivale, Brazil

It’s known as one of the world’s biggest parties but it can’t be that good, right? Beautiful women in incredible costumes, dancing the night away at the Salsadrome… yawn.

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Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

In this tropical paradise you can go diving and explore actual shipwrecks. You can pretend you’re Bill Pullman discovering the Titanic and that when you reach the surface you’ll be receive a hero’s welcome. Totally not a fantasy of ours or anything.

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