South America holidays

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My bad trip: the ‘oasis’ was a fetid puddle and our tyre popped in the desert
A man wearing budgie smugglers finally got the tyre loose, made an offensive remark we couldn’t understand and drove off

Andi Egan

27, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Hopes for surge in holiday bookings as England’s ‘red list’ cut to seven countries
Tour operators welcome lifting of Covid restrictions on 47 countries and urge government to simplify testing protocols – and resist U-turns

Nazia Parveen and Rachel Dixon

07, Oct, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Tour of tangopolis: a dance through the rhythms of Buenos Aires
This week marks the centenary of Astor Piazzolla, tango’s revolutionary – and the city is filled with the sights and sounds of his music if you know where to look

Chris Moss

11, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Samba and caipirinhas: how to celebrate Rio’s cancelled carnival online
The world’s biggest party should have started today. Enjoy the virtual version through livestream shows, music and online tours of Rio’s spectacular sights

Gavin McOwan

12, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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I’m painting the amazing Galápagos wildlife – from my sitting room
Can a virtual four-day art class come anywhere close to visiting the famous archipelago? Maybe not, but for our writer it turns out to offer something far more valuable

Kevin Rushby

24, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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A virtual tour of Peru through films, food, books and music
We may not be able to travel at the moment, but our new series of virtual guides brings the world to you – starting with a cultural tour of Peru

Chris Moss

08, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Recall of the wild: South America's new era of nature-led tourism
Macaws, anteaters, jaguars, tapirs and woolly monkeys are just a few of the critically endangered species being reintroduced as part of Latin America’s pioneering rewilding drive

Chris Moss

06, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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What are those glowing orbs that dart across the sky the world over?
Are they bad omens? A freak of nature? Huge, ghostly clusters of light – spotted from Australia to South America – have baffled scientists for decades

David Bramwell

27, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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10 of the best Latin American novels – that will take you there
From the magic realism of the tropics to the ‘gritty city’, Latin American literature is as rich and beguiling as the region itself

Chris Moss

09, Jun, 2020 @5:30 AM

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'I wanted to be a part of Buenos Aires – and Borges was my guide'
During the decade our writer lived in BA, he got to grips with its streets through the verse of Jorge Luis Borges – and is now revisiting the city via his poetry

Chris Moss

24, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Feel the heat: Gilles Peterson's Brazilian playlist
From samba to jazz and house, the DJ and founder of radio station Worldwide FM picks 10 tracks to transport you to Brazil

Antonia Wilson

29, Apr, 2020 @12:29 PM

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The rich gastronomic experiences that Peru has to offer | Letter
Letter: Peruvian ambassador Juan Carlos Gamarra responds to an article which included the Peruvian national cocktail, the pisco sour, among a list of Chilean specialities


01, Mar, 2020 @6:06 PM

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