The “Tibet of South America” – 4 of the Most Adventurous Bolivian Treks…

The “Tibet of South America” – 4 of the Most Adventurous Bolivian Treks…

When it comes to trekking in South America, there are a number of famous hikes that always make travellers’ itineraries, the legendary Inca Trail being the most well known. But whether you’ve dreamed about or have actually experienced some of these South American highlights, you’ve probably never contemplated walking in another country here: Bolivia.

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Top 10 Escapes from Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Top 10 Escapes from Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Rio is one of the most exciting, enthralling and beautiful cities in the world. However, if the pace of the city gets a bit too much, (especially during this summer’s Olympics 2016) and you need a break from the heat and crowds – don’t worry. The state of Rio de Janeiro is a nature lover’s paradise, and many incredible destinations are easily accessible within a few hours of the metropolis. Check out our list of the top 10 escapes from Rio!

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5 Reasons Not to Haggle Too Hard

5 Reasons Not to Haggle Too Hard

Long term traveller Conan Griffin discusses the backpacker habit of haggling – for everything! Whilst getting the lowest price you possibly can for that llama sweater will earn you bragging rights amongst your travel buddies, he questions whether or not saving a few dollars is actually worth it. When local people are just trying to make a living out of comparatively richer tourists, is strong haggling really so necessary?

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Cerro Kennedy, Colombia: 2-Day Trek For Amazing Caribbean and Mountain Views

Cerro Kennedy, Colombia: 2-Day Trek For Amazing Caribbean and Mountain Views

A remote spot that provides amazing views of the highest mountains in the country on the one side and the Caribbean Coast on the other. If you love hiking, the mountains and camping this is your perfect two-day adventure!

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Diving into Bolivian Community-Life: Six Weeks Volunteering in La Paz

Diving into Bolivian Community-Life: Six Weeks Volunteering in La Paz

Volunteering has taught me how powerful it can be as an opportunity to come face to face with the reality of life South America. Unlike travelling, where you are often confined to just peering through the grimy bus windows and out into the crumbling adobe of the many communities you pass, when you stop to volunteer, you are invited into those houses, offered a chair, and given a class of refreshing, home-fermented chichi drink. Steph Dyson tells us about her rewarding experience volunteering for six weeks outside La Paz, Bolivia…

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Discovering Chile Through its Food…

Discovering Chile Through its Food…

While not usually garnering the culinary acclaim reaped upon the hybridization of Peru or the asados of Argentina, Chilean food ranges in variety from the arid Atacama desert in the north to the perfect Patagonian peaks of the south. Traditional food mostly caters to workers and can be traced to humble origins, which results in ample quantities of tastiness at great value. Traveller, Max Nathanson takes us on a foodie journey through Chile…

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