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The 5 Worst Roads in South America

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South America is a popular destination with all kinds of visitors from backpackers to luxury holiday-makers, and some opt for the freedom of a self drive holiday, which we highly recommend! Hiring a car means you get to see some pretty amazing scenery, and are in complete control of your itinerary, so you can stop

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South America Road Trips

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When it comes to South America road trips you’re certainly spoilt for choice! It’s a huge continent with so much to see, which is why we think a self drive holiday is the best way to get to know it a little better. Most visitors choose to cover the vast distances by flying, as it’s faster and cheaper, which might be convenient, but it

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Santa Teresa: Rio’s Arty and Sophisticated Neighbourhood

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Santa Teresa offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Copacabana, Ipanema and other popular neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro. Set on a hill above Downtown overlooking Guanabara Bay, winding cobbled streets and arty shops make Santa Teresa feel very quaint and Brazilian, a rare find in this lively city! But don’t be fooled

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Train to the Clouds Is Back on Track

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One of the quite literal highlights of our Argentina holidays has been a trip on Salta’s Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds). This iconic rail journey whisked you from the beautiful colonial town of Salta in the north-west of Argentina, up to the dizzy heights of the La Polvorilla viaduct at 4,220m above

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The annual carnival in Olinda is one of the biggest in Brazil, and it's also one of the only ones that is free!

Oh, Beautiful Olinda!

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For those wishing to visit the Northeast of Brazil, there’s probably no better base than the charming little city of Olinda, with its cobbled streets and colourful houses. Located less than half an hour North of Recife, in the state of Pernambuco, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best preserved colonial settlements

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The Capital Cities of South America!

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From charming colonial old towns such as Quito to bustling modern metropolises like Santiago or Brasilia, there’s a capital city for everyone in South America!   Argentina – Buenos Aires Let’s start with what is arguably the greatest of all the capital cities of South America, Buenos Aires! It’s a huge place, with a population

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