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While the Northern Hemisphere turns up the central heating and gears up for a white Christmas, Buenos Aires is experiencing its annual heat wave, with sweltering temperatures sending many ...
The ancient Inca capital of Cusco has reigned over the Andes for almost 1,000 years, an architectural achievement of unsurpassed glories glittering in the high desert sun. Its astounding Spanish ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, December 2012
This was once Brazil’s boomtown, where untold billions were made off the bounty of the rainforest. Founded in 1669, Manaus profited off rainforest products ranging from rubber to Brazil nuts; ...
Of course, you’re here for the wine. Wonderful vintages, most famously Malbec, but also beautiful cabernet sauvignons, chardonnays, cerezas, tempranillos and more, are grown at some of the highest ...
While the climax of the epic Inca Trail is magnificent Machu Picchu, the iconic hike along that ancient Andean road begins at a place no less important: Ollantaytambo. Though the city, located some ...
While the two biggest draws on Brazil ’s southern coast are also among South America’s biggest cities—wonderful Rio
and business-savvy Sao Paolo—travelers may find themselves eager to
Written by esmith, March 2013
Puerto Montt is the last city in continental Chile before a series of islands and fjords take over. It is the jumping-off point to Chiloé, with its iconic wooden churches and the starting point ...
Written by Ernest White, December 2012
Cradled high in the Andes, in the shadow of sleeping volcano Pichincha, Quito combines historic charm and Andean culture with a unique, urbane aesthetic that enchants visitors to Ecuador’s capital ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, May 2012
The largest city on Brazil’s Northern Coast is Recife, so called for the coral reefs just offshore its almost equatorial islands and bays. Though the weather is warm and tropical all year, this ...
This remarkable northwestern provincial capital’s full name is Salta La
Linda, “Salta the Lovely,” appropriate to its graceful Colonial
architecture and truly beautiful natural surroundings. The ...
While Rio de Janeiro gets all the ink (and Sao Paolo, the business), the true birthplace of what we now think of as Brazilian culture is the tropical capital of Bahia State, Salvador de Bahia. ...
Renowned as the artisan quarter of Cusco, San Blas is famed for producing some of the most celebrated handicrafts in Peru. Effortlessly blending ancient Inca walls and colonial architecture with a ...
gets all the international press, São Paulo is in many ways the heart
of all things Brazilian. Home to more than 20 million people, including
immigrants from all over the world, ...
Written by Ernest White, February 2013
Aside from being Brazil’s largest city and the country’s financial heavyweight, São Paulo is a vast metropolis full of exciting activities and events, award-winning restaurants, unbeatable ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, February 2013
A popular day trip from Buenos Aires, the riverside town of Tigre is the gateway to the idyllic Tigre Delta region, one of the world’s largest natural deltas stretching over 5,400 square miles. ...
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