South America

9 Reasons To Visit the Araucania Region of Chile

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I love Santiago, but after a few days hopping between Independence Day Fondas, I was ready to see what else Chile had to offer. The thing with Santiago is that you can always see mountains. They sit strategically on the horizon of the city, towering above any of the tall buildings and creating perfect sunset visions which you can't help but pause and admire.[...]

Let's Cueca! The Fondas of Chile's Independence Day

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Pamela shakes my shoulders in rhythm and looks down at my awkward hips as I fail to move them as freely as hers. "Relax," she says in floaty Spanish. Her black dress flows against the red lights and her waist length hair sways from side to side as she shuffles her feet and dances the Cueca. She's the classic South American beauty, with swaying hips and olive[...]

Brazil's Hidden Paradise: Chapada dos Veadeiros

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Most people would think of Brazil as of a beach travel destination. The rest of the country, which frankly speaking is huge, is forgotten. Unfair, isn’t it? For those of you a little bit more curious, a second look at the map would make you wanna see what lies inland. The good news is that the heart of Brazil is not any less fascinating than its beaches [...]

Survive like a Girl: The Ultimate Jungle Experience in Bolivia

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The two most popular ways to explore the Bolivian jungle are "the pampas tours" - where you travel on a boat along the river, watch wildlife, and then sleep in cabins with facilities - and "the jungle tours" - where you walk in the jungle, but also stay in comfortable lodges. But there’s one more option – going wild! And that's exactly what I did a few month[...]

I did it - I quit my job to travel!f

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While writing this I am sitting in a quiet cafe in beautiful Cuzco, Peru. I'm not Peruvian though, I am German and I live in Berlin, Germany. A few weeks ago I arrived in Peru to chase my dream of improving my Spanish, doing volunteer work and enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Peru, especially Cuzco - I am a sucker for mountains and Inca history! But how [...]

Skiing in summer: Bariloche, Argentina

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Being from England, I’m used to bad weather in the summer... but to be standing on top of a mountain in a snowstorm in mid-August is a surreal experience! Even a few days in to my week-long ski trip to Bariloche in Argentina, it still felt confusing to be donning layers of thermals and heading out into the mountains while my friends and family back in the[...]

Being a Superhero in Bolivia: The biggest thrill in La Paz

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“Take your pick,” the employee said. “You can descend as Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Santa Clause or a piece of bacon.” I would call myself an adrenaline junkie with a fear of heights. I’ve jumped out of planes and off of cliffs. Even bungee jumped once with the helpful push of an employee. So when planning my stopover in La Paz, Bolivia, I was surprised[...]

10 wonderful things to do in Buenos Aires

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Colourful. Gritty. Impassioned. Glamorous. Relaxed. For me, those five words sum up Buenos Aires. It’s impossible not to love this city and all of its contradictions. Every barrio (neighbourhood) of this sprawling and eclectic metropolis has its own character and list of “must-see” attractions. From hipster Palermo with its new designers, cafes and pa[...]

9 amazing things to do on Easter Island Besides seeing the Moai

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Remote as it is historically alluring, Easter Island (Isla de Pascua in Spanish; Rapa Nui to the locals) often tops the bucket lists of intrepid travelers. Most make the 5-hour plane journey from mainland Chile for one reason alone: the Moai. These ancient statues— erected by different tribes for what is believed to be religious worship— are scattered throug[...]

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