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Written by Paige, Nicaragua, March 2012
The glittering star of Argentina’s remarkable Los Glaciares National Park is the crystalline, 30km (18mi) river of ice called Perito Moreno Glacier. It is the planet’s third-largest reserve of fresh ...
Rising above Rio de Janeiro’s Sao Conrado and Leblon skyline from Tijuca National Park is a shear granite monolith known as the Pedra de Gavea. Sailors, who still use it for coastal navigation, named ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, December 2012
Sprawled along the abandoned port of the Riachuelo River in the south of Buenos Aires, the neighborhood – or barrio – of La Boca is a pocket of old age charm, once the first stop-off for European ...
Brilliant, almost ethereal blue, Lake Titicaca resides in the clouds, at a thin Andean altitude of 12,464 feet (3,812 meters). It is sacred to half a dozen indigenous nations, and is shared today ...
The Incas were the masters of the terrace, carving their steep Andean territory into enormous staircases, where layers of crops could be grown. In the mountains above the Sacred Valley, some 25 miles ...
Soaring silently through the skies, hair flowing in the wind as the world whirls by, may be humankind’s oldest dream. Travelers, more than most, seem tempted to take the leap. Invented in the late ...
Rio’s world-famous landscape is a vision to fly above, though most of us will see it only from the famous cable car up to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. More ...
While the bulk of international visitors travel Peru’s southern loop—usually taking in Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Arequipa, the Nazca Lines and/or Colca Canyon—the north beckons with its own ...
Written by Viator, August 2010
One of the biggest crowd pullers for the Cidade Maravilhosa of Rio de Janeiro is its annual Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations, attracting over 500,000 foreign tourists each year. During the ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, May 2011
Have you been having an uncontrollable obsession for feathers, sequins, and sexy dance costumes just perfect for performing the samba , Brazil’s national dance? Don’t fight it—it’s Carnival time, ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
Development in Rio de Janiero, and throughout Brazil, continues apace for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Sometimes it seems like President Rousseff is announcing a fabulous new national ...
Written by Ernest White, November 2012
Rio de Janeiro
is known for a few high-profile events that command the world’s
attention every year, and some of the biggies are even free. Still,
Rio’s got a few more rockin’ street festivals ...
Among the most enigmatic attractions in this most mysterious of countries are the Nazca Lines, enormous figures carved into the desert by the ancient Nazca civilization between 200BC and 500AD. ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2011
The delicate land bridge that links the Americas was born of volcanoes,
thrust up above the ocean’s surface only 30 million years ago—the flick
of a hummingbird’s wing in geological time. Costa ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2011
With the turn of the 20th century, a new dance called the tango
swirled out of Rio de la Plata's teeming urban underclasses. It combined
Spanish, Italian, and French steps remembered by poor ...
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