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Tour of Uruguay - coast near Colonia

A Whistlestop Tour of Uruguay

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Our travel consultant Joe Morris recently returned from a short but sweet tour of Uruguay, and so we asked him to jot down any thoughts and impreresions from his trip. Here they are! My eight day tour of Uruguay began after an overnight flight from Madrid. The journey was relatively uneventful minus the two hours

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Eating out in Colombia: bandeja paisa

Eating Out in Colombia

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South American cuisine has gripped the UK’s food lovers over the last decade. With more and more Peruvian, Argentinian and Brazilian restaurants opening their doors, Latin American food has never been so widely available. If you enjoy eating out then you may well now have sampled ceviche from Peru, steak from Argentina, or even the delights of

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South American Festival Guide

Everyone loves a festival, they’re a great excuse to let your hair down, relax and have fun.  Although there may be a vast selection of festivals in the UK to choose from why not cast your net a bit wider and check out what South American festivals have to offer. With stunning scenery and once

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Marine Iguanas Saved in the Galapagos Islands

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When the cargo ship Galapaface 1 ran aground in the aptly-named “Wreck Bay” on the island of San Cristobal earlier this year, experts feared a repeat of the 2001 disaster in the same harbour. Then, the oil tanker MV Jessica also ran aground, leaking thousands of gallons of fuel oil into the marine-rich waters of the

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Peru’s Nefertitis? Castillo de Huarmey Exhibition

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  When you talk about Peruvian history, most people think of the Incas, but centuries before the Inca Empire, the Wari Culture ruled over huge swathes of what is now Peru, from the area around Chiclayo in the north down to the edges of the Atacama Desert in the south. In common with other Andean

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The Inca Trail: Am I Fit Enough?

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This has to be one of the most common questions we answer here at RealWorld: “Am I fit enough to trek the Inca Trail?” This high-altitude trek certainly isn’t the sort of thing you do every day, but the good news is that with careful preparation, there’s no reason that almost anyone shouldn’t be able

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