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Good dancers? Latin Lovers? Revolutionary guerrillas? You might have watched too many soap-operas or just followed rumours but if you want to check your prejudices about Latin America and the Latinos, here are 10 common misconceptions:
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I have finally found the perfect spot, on the second story patio of Café Literario, overlooking Parque Bustamente, one of Santiago de Chile's many hidden green gems, where one can momentarily escape the relentless city sounds of passing traffic, the beating of drums, the chanting of protesters...
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The Spanish peninsula and its outgoing and infamous inhabitants, is well known for annual street parties in every town all over the country, celebrations of various saints throughout the year and above all, for its endless summer festivals and fiestas. Here is some guidance and top tips on how to...
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As we all know by now, you can save big money by traveling to a summery locale in the off-peak months of the year. For some places that may mean compromising a bit of warmth, or risking the chance of rain. Not so with Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands’s largest and most populous spots. Often...
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Bored of beaches, banal museums and grotty hotels? Want to do something different this time you go away? South America harbours some of the most breath-taking natural phenomena in the entire world. No tour guide needed, just a sense of adventure. Put your phone away and soak in the surroundings,...
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Few countries in the world take their Easter celebrations quite so seriously as Spain, one of the most popular celebrations is Semana Santa. Strange as it may seem, this staunchly Catholic country reflecting on crucifixion and resurrection, turns into a fabulous spectacle that you won't find...
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The Colombian Capital offers so much more than it seems! So hop on a buseta and grab yourself a almojabana for our Bogotá city guide...
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My girls expect me to spend my last day before leaving for Bogotá with them. It is a question of duty. They have embraced me, showered me with affection, and in return, they expect a certain loyalty. I have had to give back more of myself here more than anywhere simply because the Colombians give...
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Sun and sea yes, but sex tourism, in Costa Rica? Behind the image of the Caribbean’s cleanest and most civilised tourist hotspot, lies a murky world, fed by foreign sex tourists, of exploitation and poverty.
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The first of our series of city scenes, our 'postcards from...' take snapshots from different Latin American cities, painting a picture of the continent's urban landscape like you've never seen. This one is from Medellin, the capital of Antioquia, the mountainous region that...
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Today I took the Medellin Metro. Not so much as a crumpled chewing gum wrapper, let alone graffiti, and everyone is so polite. I’m not talking about normal politeness, but the kind of Wimbledon-ball-boy-talking-to Princess Michael smile, hands-behind-back politeness. People use the formal “usted”...
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As whale watching season in Patagonia nears, Sorrel Moseley-Williams, who witnessed the amazing scene last year, describes what any visitor can expect from this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.
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Hannah Bewley delights in the efforts and charms of an unknown coastal eco-village off the beaten track in Ecuador.
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