Tag Archives: Latin America

Falling For Iguazu

Spanning the borders of three countries, Iguazu Falls is an outstanding feat of nature on a continent bursting with surreal landscapes and natural wonders. The Iguazu River tumbles over the Parana Plateau in an enormous, crashing cascade a few kilometres from where the two rivers merge. Continue reading

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¡El Agua es Nuestra, Carajo!: Bolivia’s Struggles for Water Control in the Age of Climate Change

Seventeen years ago in April, residents of Bolivia’s Cochabamba region took to the streets under a simple slogan: ‘¡El agua es nuestra, carajo!’, or ‘The water is ours, Goddamn it!’ Continue reading

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A Sweet Escape: Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

It is a truth universally acknowledged in the Southern Cone that all porteños (natives of Buenos Aires) in want of a beach break, hot-foot it out of their homeland to the more northern, and far cleaner, shores of Uruguay and Brazil. So of course, when I found myself craving sea and sand Continue reading

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Minca – Mountain Home of Coffee, Chocolate, Rainstorms and Toucans

Last summer, during our trip to Colombia, my travel buddy and I heard about a small town in the mountains near Santa Marta where you could visit chocolate and coffee plantations, go hiking, bird-watching and swim in waterfalls. Minca, we heard, was the place to spend a few days relaxing away from the heat of the coast, chilling in cute hostels and the popular Lazy Cat Café (where I was defeated by the most delicious vegan burger in Colombia!)

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For the Love of Lima

I last visited Peru a couple of years back and I truly loved the country. I went in the dead of the British winter, which for Peru was the middle of summer. Fortunately, I was staying in Lima and, whilst it was very humid, the temperature did not go over the mid-30s in the city, which is quite typical for that time of year.

Lima itself is something of an eclectic city; a healthy mix of colonial architecture, which proudly shows off the Spanish origins of the city, surrounded by modern tower blocks which give Lima a more modern-day atmosphere. The Spanish architecture is stunning; buildings with the most intricate façades, arched Continue reading

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