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Latin America Turns-On Nature When it comes to experiences, Central and South America serve up some of the best. Traveling through 11 of Latin America’s countries provided us with more than enough ammo to have a crack at the top 5 experiences. It seems as though physical exertion adds greater satisfaction to the experience as all of the top 5 forced a bead or two of sweat out of us. To be fair, every country offered ...

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   Latin America’s Finest   Narrowing down 120 days worth of new cities, towns and villages into 5 top destinations is not an easy task. The moment we touched down into edgy Guatemala City, we knew we were in for something pretty special. Within 3 days we were sitting just meters from an enormous lake closed in by perfect conical volcanoes, the views and locations kept getting better. Latin America offers up destinations in varying sizes from cities with millions ...

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Life is clearly tough when you’re feeling travel weary and can only really face either touring about vineyards or eating prime cuts of Argentinian beef. That is exactly the problem we faced in Mendoza, the home of Argentinian wine and home to a few restaurants that can churn out 500g slabs of steak by the minute. Mendoza was meant to have turned on the weather for our final days in Argentina, but instead it clouded ...

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Rage, tranquillity, beauty and brute force all rolled into one. Iguazu Falls truly is a natural wonder of the world. Over a kilometre of cascading water, dropping down into Rio Iguazu – not a place any sane human being would ever want to take a tip. Without a doubt, the most breath-taking part of the falls was the Garganta del Diablo (Devils Throat). A semi-circular cliff over which flows the main seam of the river. ...

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Charging down the highways of Bolivia and Argentina, we were trying to make it to Salta to catch the Abs vs. Argentina on their home soil. After a relatively painless crossing of the border, we had to wait around 45mins to get a bus. My impatience was already starting to grow and it was significantly stretched when we had to stop at a pointless check-point. All the bags on the bus came off, as did ...

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After being trapped in Potosi for 4 days due to mining strikes we were more than ready for a change of scene. We got that and a whole lot more when we arrived in Tupiza – literally the wild west of Bolivia.     We took an overnight bus from Potosi to get there, arriving at the highly convenient hour of 3:30am. After a rushed exit from the bus, we walked out onto the quiet streets of town ...

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Every now and then travel throws up a relatively out of the ordinary experience or situation. When we were in Thailand in 2010, we’d experience the political ‘Red Shirt’ riots – something  bigger than tourism to a country. This trip, to date, had gone relatively smoothly and hadn’t thrown up any un-hittable curveballs. Let me introduce you to the mining city of Potosi, Bolivia.   Cerro Rico – The rich mountain. This is the heart of Potosi ...

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After an assault on our photographic senses during the trip through Uyuni’s Salt Flats we were lining up some serious R&R. While we didn’t really need an excuse to overeat on fine food, Celina’s coming of age (30th birthday) made the bottles of red wine slip down even easier.     Sucre  the City We had placed all our money on Sucre as the nicest spot to celebrate, eat, drink and relax in good weather. The city paid us back ...

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The salt flats of Bolivia. It’s on of the must-do’s on any trip through the country and it’s not hard to see why. We left La Paz on an overnight bus that turned out to be a pretty horrendous journey. Bolivia has been having problems with it’s miners striking and blocking the roads. One of these road block meant we had to take an alternative route, along gravel roads, for ten hours. Sleep was a ...

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A trip into the Amazon, the ‘Pampas’ in Bolivia to be more exact. It brings to mind thoughts of thriving mosquito families, obscene amounts of sweat, giant spiders sleeping above the bed, cans of skin destroying deet spray, creepy crawlies sitting in shoes and of course no personal hygiene.     We couldn’t see any reason why we wouldn’t want to go and check it out, so booked ourselves on a flight from La Paz to Rurrenbaque, a ...

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