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How to Bicycle Your Way Around Mendoza’s Delightful Wineries

Whether you are a snooty sniffing and sipping wine connoisseur or just someone who loves to wash down a good steak with something tasty, grapey and alcoholic, you will love the Argentinian wine paradise that is Mendoza. This city is world-renowned for being the centre of the wine industry in Argentina – accounting for nearly two thirds of the entire …

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Getting a Taste of Chile in Valparaiso

When I think back on our visit to Valparaiso, Chile I won’t just remember the sights and sounds that I encountered there – such as the brightly coloured murals splashed on every building, the music in the streets or the old-fashioned funiculars as they slowly clatter up the steep hills overlooking the ocean. I will also remember the tastes. Biting …

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Do You Need To Speak Spanish to Travel South America?

If you are planning on backpacking South America, you might be wondering – “Do I need to speak Spanish?” Lee and I have been in South America for the last three months and in this post, we will share our first hand experiences with you regarding speaking the language. Unlike many other destinations in the world where my answer would …

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The Ultimate Backpacker Visa Guide to South America

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru. Dancing the tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Soaking up the sunshine on a beach in Brazil. Taking a slow boat down the Amazon river. Watching the sunrise mirrored on the surreal salt flats of Bolivia. Marvelling at Angel Falls, Venezuela, the tallest waterfall in the world. Checking out the hip cafes, cars, …

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Travel Photo – Peruvian Beauty

As I was editing my photos from Colca Canyon this one really stood out. The ladies were selling fabrics and scarves at the top of the lookout where people come to see the condors. The colourful traditional dresses and stunning mountains really struck me, if nothing else this was really good practice for Machu Picchu .

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World’s Coolest Cities: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro (sometimes simply referred to as Rio) attracts so many travellers every year that it is not only the most visited city in South America, but in the entire Southern Hemisphere. All of those visitors know one thing: Rio de Janeiro is one of the World’s Coolest Cities. From its gorgeous natural beaches and lively carnival celebrations, to …

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Loco-motion: A Tale of Bolivian Travel

A Guest Post by Geordon Omand & Elise Palmer Bolivia is renowned to travelers as being home to the World’s Most Dangerous Road. Unfortunately, this leads one to believe that the remainder of the country’s roadways are relatively safe, which is anything but true. In fact, this little-known Andean nation – colloquially referred to as the Ceiling of the World …

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