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Perusing Peru

The south of Peru is one of the most popular regions to visit in South America for good reason. As I discovered last summer, Peru immerses you in its history, astounds you with its vistas and draws you in to its energetic and diverse culture. Cusco and the Sacred Valley Cusco, the ancient Inca capital,…

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Navigating Buenos Aires as a Vegetarian

The steaming pile of assorted cooked cow is placed triumphantly in the centre of the table. A wave of excitement ripples through my fellow diners. In my tentative, slightly broken Spanish I pipe up: “I don’t eat meat, I’m a vegetarian…” My host smiles warmly, and pats me on the shoulder, “No te preocupes, I’ll…

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Exploring Ecuador

Ecuador is one of South America’s smaller countries, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in diversity. Whether you are seeking to immerse yourself in Latin culture, experience the rich history of the Incas or indulge in an adrenaline packed adventure, you will find it all here alongside much, much…

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On a Budget in Colombia? Head to Santa Marta…

On Colombia’s Caribbean Coast, Cartagena grabs all the tourists. It is undeniably beautiful, with its old colonial architecture, picturesque squares, street stalls selling exotic fruits and sweet juices, but consequently, it’s popular- very, very popular. At high season, all the honeymooners lovingly clutching one another as they admire the quaint churches, the big gaggles of…