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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Headed To South America
5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Headed To South America

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Headed To South America

Know Some Of The Lingo Being a native English speaker, I guess I am guilty of being lazy on this point but less touristy places will be a challenge to navigate without knowing your left and right, please and thank you, how much is this and that in the local...

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BoliviaCity Tours & AttractionsSouth America
Cretaceous Park – Sucre’s Unique Window Back In Time
Cretaceous Park – Sucre’s Unique Window Back In Time

Cretaceous Park – Sucre’s Unique Window Back In Time

Spending a couple of hours walking through a former quarry may not sound like everyone's idea of an interesting afternoon. In Sucre, thousands of visitors per year do just that in the aptly titled El Parque Cretácico (Cretaceous Park). It has a commanding position...

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AdventureArgentinaLandscape and NatureSouth America
El Chalten – Trekking Capital Of Patagonia
El Chalten – Trekking Capital Of Patagonia

El Chalten – Trekking Capital Of Patagonia

While it's not maybe as well known as its southern cousin, El Calafate, El Chalten is nirvana for hikers and climbers worldwide. A relatively new resort, built in 1985 to help settle a land dispute with neighbouring Chile, El Chalten today exists solely because of...

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AdventureChileLandscape and NatureSouth America
Valle de la Luna – A Stunning Moonscape on Planet Earth
Valle de la Luna – A Stunning Moonscape on Planet Earth

Valle de la Luna – A Stunning Moonscape on Planet Earth

The Atacama Region There are many Valle de la Luna (Valley Of The Moon) in the world but none quite as famous as the Valley Of The Moon near San Pedro de Atacama, one of the driest places on Earth in northern Chile. The Atacama Desert is a 105,000² mile (149,000²...

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AdventureChileLandscape and NatureSouth America
Torres del Paine – Patagonia At it’s Wildest & Most Rugged
Torres del Paine – Patagonia At it’s Wildest & Most Rugged

Torres del Paine – Patagonia At it’s Wildest & Most Rugged

It attracts over a quarter of a million visitors annually and is the most visited national park in Chile despite being hundreds of kilometres from the nearest town.  It’s also a star of the famed BBC Natural History Unit’s series, "Patagonia", among others....

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AdventureBoliviaLandscape and NatureSouth America
Beyond Uyuni – The Stunning landscape of Reserva Eduardo Avaroa
Beyond Uyuni – The Stunning landscape of Reserva Eduardo Avaroa

Beyond Uyuni – The Stunning landscape of Reserva Eduardo Avaroa

The Salt Flats of Uyuni seem to get the headlines all the time when you talk about Bolivia and there is a very good reason for that. They are stunning but they are far from the only natural wonder you can find in Bolivia. Today I would like to highlight some...

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City Tours & AttractionsSouth America
Itaipu Dam – Engineering Marvel Or Environmental Disaster?
Itaipu Dam – Engineering Marvel Or Environmental Disaster?

Itaipu Dam – Engineering Marvel Or Environmental Disaster?

Not everything on this planet that stops you in your tracks comes from nature. For good or bad, mans attempts to control nature have led to some successes and stunning failures. One of the largest hydro electric damming projects in the world is the Itaipu Dam in...

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AdventureArgentinaLandscape and NatureSouth America
Hidden Patagonia – The Amazing Petrified Forest Of La Leona
Hidden Patagonia – The Amazing Petrified Forest Of La Leona

Hidden Patagonia – The Amazing Petrified Forest Of La Leona

An hour outside of El Calafate in Argentina, hidden to the thousands of people that rush by on the busy Ruta Quarenta, lies a valley preserved in time for millennia. In the middle of the private Estancia Sant Teresita lies a whole valley with some amazing stories...

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AdventureArgentinaHiking ToursLandscape and NatureSouth America
Perito Moreno Glacier – Mini Trekking Or Big Ice Tour. Which is best?
Perito Moreno Glacier – Mini Trekking Or Big Ice Tour. Which is best?

Perito Moreno Glacier – Mini Trekking Or Big Ice Tour. Which is best?

The top draw for visitors to the charming, if somewhat isolated town, of El Calafate on the shore of Lake Argentina is a visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier in the nearby Los Glaciers National Park, a 1 hour bus ride or drive away. Looking up what there is to do...

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AdventureBoliviaLandscape and NatureSouth America
Salar De Uyuni: The amazing Salt Flats of Bolivia
Salar De Uyuni: The amazing Salt Flats of Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni: The amazing Salt Flats of Bolivia

Mopping up a small puddle of Lipeña Cerveza, a beer made from Quinoa, which had found the express route into my lap thanks to the latest in a long line of pot holes that we had endured over the last 2 days, I was confident nobody had noticed. We were almost at our...

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Hiking ToursPeruSouth AmericaThe Inca Trail
Trekking the Inca Trail: Day 4 – Machu Picchu
Trekking the Inca Trail: Day 4 – Machu Picchu

Trekking the Inca Trail: Day 4 – Machu Picchu

  "Mister, your water for washing", was the usual wake up call but tonight I was already dressed and in the finishing stages of packing up my gear for the final time.  Machu Picchu awaited and we didn’t want to be late. After our unusually light breakfast...

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AdventureHiking ToursPeruSouth AmericaThe Inca Trail
Trekking The Inca Trail: Day 3 – The “Gringo Killers”
Trekking The Inca Trail: Day 3 – The “Gringo Killers”

Trekking The Inca Trail: Day 3 – The “Gringo Killers”

The early morning dew clung to the tops of our tents and the thick blades of grass all around us like honey.  It was just before 7am but most of us were already awake or, at the very least, in varying states of consciousness.  The camp was alive with the...

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AdventureHiking ToursPeruSouth AmericaThe Inca Trail
Trekking the Inca Trail: Day 2 – Dead Woman’s Pass
Trekking the Inca Trail: Day 2 – Dead Woman’s Pass

Trekking the Inca Trail: Day 2 – Dead Woman’s Pass

Opening my eyes I could tell it was early but I had been lying here for the last 20 minutes and it was time to move.  The mountain peaks still hid the sun from the valley.  Without its warm glow there was a definite chill in the air as I unzipped my tent,...

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