Tag Archives: Latin America

Christ the Redeemer: A Guide

Casting a watchful eye over Rio’s favelas, city beaches and the navy blue Atlantic beyond (like the Almighty Himself, you could say), Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) is one of the most instantly recognisable Seven New Wonders of The World. Continue reading

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Florianopolis: Life’s a Beach

When I set my sights on Brazil, a haven of natural wonders with a gloriously long coastline famous for heavenly beaches and tropical climes, I found myself spoilt for choice while simultaneously needing to be very choosy. Seeing the country in its entirety could take months, and even heading north to the shores of Bahia Continue reading

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Bruce Chatwin’s Patagonia: Reading Between the Lies

The internet is awash with articles about Bruce Chatwin, mainly about his singular brilliance and his influence on budding travel writers at a time when the genre had one foot in the grave. Continue reading

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Horacio Cartes, ‘La Enmienda’, and the Spectre of Dictatorship in Paraguay

In recent weeks, an otherwise unremarked — if not unremarkable — land-locked country in the heart of South America has done enough to gain the attention of the world’s media. An ear has been turned to a country — bordering Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil — known primarily for its meat exports, its market in counterfeit goods, and its periodic qualification to the football World Cup. For a moment at least, the world has taken heed of Paraguay. Continue reading

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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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