South America: Quick and Dirty Photo Highlights as Seen From my Camera Phone

With our time in South America winding down, I thought I would share some “quick and dirty” photo highlights, of photos coming only from my camera phone.  We have a stronger, more robust Canon G15, but here is just a quick gallery of some sights from my HTC One Camera Phone.

Monster lobsters at the Mercado Central in Sao Paulo
While coming into the land border of Brazil from Argentina, Brazillian customs were obviously very busy… someone was checking out the Victoria Secret catalog

At the base of Iguazu Falls on the Argentina/Brazil border
The view from our hostel “penthouse” in Buenos Aires
VIP Wine Tasting, outside, at Bodega La Rural in Mendoza, Argentina (more to come on this later)
Gaucho napping at an outdoor churrasco in the Andes in Mendoza province Argentina
The abandoned Moai quarry of Easter Island
Politically incorrect candy, made by Nestle, in Peru
Dinner at Astrid y Gaston in Lima, rated as one of the Top 50 restaurants in the world
The view of Macchu Picchu down in the valley, taken from the higher terraces of Macchu Picchu

The Apurmaric river outside of Cuzco, which we spent 2-3 hours whitewater rafting down through Class II – IV rapids

That’s it for now.  Remember, these are just hasty camera phone shots, and not “life menagerie” shots from our G15.  Those may come at a later day :-)

Southern Art


Tonight I had dinner at Southern Art in Atlanta.  Southern Art is a farm to table restaurant, kind of like Harvest Moon and Halcyon in Charlotte.  This one was absolutely delicious.


It is in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead.  I actually ate at the Bourbon Bar, which had the full menu for Southern Art.  I didn’t partake in any Bourbon, although their menu was EXTENSIVE.  I counted over 40 bourbons.


I started with some delicious meats and cheeses.


I finished off with some of the best fried chicken and macaroni and cheese I have ever had.  I will definitely be back here again soon.  I am glad I went on a 6 mi. run earlier today to pre-burn off some of these delicious vittles.