Coasting With Culture Video Library:
2020 South America Trip
January 13 - February 20, 2020
Colombia - Part 2: Misadventures Flying Around Colombia
Plans for the second day of this Colombia visit involved stops in the cities of Cali and Pasto. What was originally meant to be an easy two city, two coaster credit stop day with some culture sprinkled turns into a multi-day attempt at a flight into an airport that can be difficult to land in.
Colombia - Part 3: A Day in Barranquilla
Another day flying to a different Colombian city, this time to Barranquilla with plans to see the Statue of Shakira, and to visit a few different museums including Museo del Carnaval de Barranquilla, where they highlight the city's version of the popular festival.
Ecuador - Part 2: Beyond Quito
After explaining the abrupt end to the previous vlog, it's a day trip out to the town of Baños with a scenic bus ride and hopes of finding another coaster credit, followed by a look at how one major problem during the trip is solved by a quick excursion to another country.
Ecuador - Part 3: Exploring Guayaquil
Arriving to the other primary city of this visit in Ecuador, the first day is spent exploring Ecuador's most populous city, from the views of Cerro Santa Ana to exploring Malecón 2000 and Malecón del Salado, while also getting to ride a couple coasters at two smaller amusement parks, and seeing the iguanas of Parque Seminaro.
Ecuador - Part 4: The Last of Ecuador
The last day and a half in Ecuador is spent at a quirky water park with a bunch of random painted cars and sculptures based on various popular shows and movies, then spending an evening back at Malecón 2000, an one final morning and afternoon wondering through the city, with a visit to Parque Centenario.
Peru - Part 1: Arriving in Peru & Visiting Huancayo
Heading to the third country of the South American journey with a flight to Lima, followed by an overnight bus ride to the town of Huancayo, exploring the city center, visiting a very unique-artistic park and finding a roller coaster located on the outskirts of town.
Peru - Part 2: Visiting Trujillo & Ica
After the trip with two overnight bus rides to and from Huancayo, it's time for a day trip flying to Trujillo to see the ruins of Chan Chan followed by the city center, and then the next day is a bus ride to the town of Ica. Of course, this also involved the search for more Peruvian coasters!
Peru - Part 3: The Great Lima Coaster Hunt Begins
Having visited a few Peruvian cities, next was the attempt to ride as many coasters around the Lima area as possible! Since it's shown to have a large concentration of places with coasters, there will be many stops over the couple of days dedicated to it, with this being the first.
Peru - Part 4: The Great Lima Coaster Hunt Continues
After getting a coaster at about half of the stops the previous day, it's time to see if the second day will continue to be about the same, or if there will be even more coasters ridden around the Lima area, while double checking a couple locations in an effort to ride as many Peruvian coasters as possible!
Peru - Part 6: One Last Evening in Lima
Before departing from Peru to the next South American country of the trip, There's time to explore the heart of Lima to take in a few of their significant buildings, which then leads to a potential opportunity to add a few more coasters before that night's flight.
Chile - Part 1: Exploring Santiago
To kick off the visit to Chile, there's some great sights to see, especially from up high in South America's tallest building, and from the hill that features a statue of the Virgin Mary, as well as checking out the heart of the city and enjoying various street performances.
Chile - Part 2: Seeking Chilean Coasters
After taking in some cultural sites of the Santiago area, the seeking of different coasters in Chile begins with stops at a pair of smaller parks in the greater Santiago area, then continues to the coastal town of El Quisco where there are a few carnivals with coasters for the beach going crowds to enjoy.
Argentina - Part 3: Exploring Buenos Aires
After one more domestic flight of the South America Trip, the visit to Buenos Aires for the remaining time of the trip begins. The first part of this visit includes finding different coasters in and around the city, while also exploring some of Buenos Aires most popular sites. But the beginning of the visit takes a bit of additional navigating due to a protest going on through the city center.
Argentina - Part 5: The South America Trip's Final Coasters
With the South America trip winding down, there was a stretch of some final coaster searching in Argentina between the outskirts of Buenos Aires, to the Atlantic Coaster and in the town of Luján. One of those coasters had a bit of a different experience with the local stray dogs.
2020 South America Trip: Heading Home & Looking Back
After over a month traveling through South America for riding coasters and exploring different cultural sites, the time to return home has come. This offers a look at that journey to get home, while also taking a look back at the highlights and lowlights from the entire South America Trip, along with fun facts about the visit to each country.
2020 Silverwood Opening Day, How HAS COVID-19 Changed Things?
May 30, 2020
A Day at Enchanted Forest & How COVID-19 Has Changed Things
June 28, 2020
A Pacific Coast Day Trip For A New Coaster Credit & More
August 23, 2020
A Quick Coaster Riding Escape in 2020
September 21-24, 2020
A Much Needed Escape Searching For Coaster Credits
As 2020 has been a rough year for many people including a lack of stability in their employment situation. As one of those whose job situation has changed multiple times, it felt like a good time for a needed break from the chaos of the ever-changing work scenario, and see about checking some needed coaster credits off of the to do list