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The Different Routes to Uyuni

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  The Bolivian Salt Flats are one of most mysterious places in the world, and there are many different routes to Uyuni, but which one is the best? We explore the options of visiting from La Paz, Sucre and the Atacama Desert.     Salar de Uyuni Facts The Salar de Uyuni is the most

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Iguazu Falls Tips & Commonly Asked Questions

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We get asked a lot of questions about Brazil and Argentina’s star attraction, so we’ve answered as many of them as we can, and also included some of our favourite Iguazu Falls tips, to make sure you get the most from your visit!     Iguazu Falls Tips & Facts The Falls are located along the

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The Zika Virus Outbreak in South America

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News of the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in South America has caused some concern for travellers to the continent. Many British newspapers have reported on the complications experienced by pregnant women who have contracted the virus. But what does it mean for the rest of us, and is it still safe to plan

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The Best Souvenirs to Buy in South America

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Prices are cheap and there’s a lot of choice, but what are the best souvenirs to buy in South America? Head to a local market and pick up some cheap handicrafts to take home! Here are our favourite purchases…   A Handmade Instrument Ok, so you could be extremely predictable and buy some panpipes in

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The Cutest Animals in South America

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Forget about all of those poisonous spiders, deadly snakes and flesh-eating piranhas for a second… The cutest animals in South America include the world’s smallest monkey, the real-life Paddington Bear, and the cuddliest anteater you’ve ever seen!   Ocelot The ocelot, or dwarf leopard, is about twice the size of a domestic cat and has

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Rio Carnival Samba Schools Guide

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Behind the scenes it takes months for the Rio Carnival Samba Schools to prepare for the country’s famous parade, but with such a good atmosphere, it’s easy to forget that Rio Carnival is actually a competition. For months leading up to February, the Samba Schools to prepare their flamboyant costumes, build their elaborate floats, and

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