Tag: South America holidays

Let Argentina come to you

April 29, 2020
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Although we are unable to travel at the moment, it’s still possible to discover the joys of Latin America – from the comfort of your home! Each week we are giving you inspiration from a different destination in Latin America, sharing movies, music, books and recipes to pique your interest, and this weeks destination is the intense and seductive land of Argentina. From crackling glaciers to sun-scorched deserts, snow-capped mountains, emerald-green lakes and wildlife-rich wetlands, the spectacular variety of Argentina’s landscapes gives just a hint of the exhilarating variety of adventures that await in this wildly intoxicating country. Delve deeper into the wonders of Argentina with our favourite inspiring read, film, food and music below.  Watch: El Hijo de la Novia (The Son of the Bride (2001) This comedy drama was released at the peak of the economic crisis in Argentina, and no doubt brought a much-needed lighthearted release! It follows the story of Rafael, a restaurant owner from…

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Latin America from the comfort of your home

April 15, 2020
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Although we are unable to travel at the moment, you can still discover the joys of Latin America from the comfort of your home, with movies, music, books and recipes to pique your interest in this diverse region of the world. Our team have chosen some of their favourite Latin American ‘things’. We hope they inspire you! Watch: The Motorcycle Diaries This famous biopic is about Che Guevara’s journey around Latin America, and follows him, with his friend in tow, along an ambitious route through Argentina, the Andes, Chile, the Peruvian Amazon and and Machu Picchu. Gael García Berna plays Guevara in this brilliant movie about the revolutionary’s early life. Read: Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) Mixing myths, dreams and reality, this novel immediately became a best seller, amazing its readers with a new form of expression that critics called realismo magico (magical realism). Its Colombian author,…

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Top 5 reasons to visit Latin America

January 30, 2020
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Latin America

Latin America is a fascinating continent with a truly mind-boggling number of places to visit and experiences to enjoy. From the natural wonders of Iguazu Falls to the mysteries of the ancient Inca civilisation, there is something to thrill every type of traveller. Here are our top five reasons to visit Latin America. Wonderful Wildlife Wildlife is everywhere in Latin America, and there are outstanding options for getting up close and personal – from spotting jaguars in the Brazilian Pantanal to following in the footsteps of Darwin and getting to know the local giant tortoises in the Galapagos. Delectable Dishes Ceviche, Aberdeen Angus beef, Empanadas … and that’s just a sample of the great local cuisine to be found across Latin America, not to mention the famed wines and punchy cocktails! Beautiful Beaches Brazil is synonymous with the word beaches, from the most well-known (Copacabana and Ipanema) to the pretty…

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South America’s Coolest Pools

August 5, 2013
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Argentina, Brazil, Chile, News

With the temperature creeping up day by day, all we brits seems to be able to talk about is the weather. With this in mind, here are South America’s most refreshing pools. Salta, Argentina This pool is a whopping 250m long and is located in the centre of Salta in Argentina. As a municipal pool, it is open to the public (and is very popular) but it also features the option to camp near the pool itself. As a bonus, if you are camping, then you will be able to utilise the pool for a full hour before it opens to the general public (between 9am and 10am). A spetacular sight if nothing else, it almost has to be seen to be believed and definitely worth a visit if you’re near Salta. San Alfonso del Mar, Chile If you thought the pool in Salta was impressive, then this pool blows…

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