South America

An Open Letter to Russell Brand

Kay Smythe | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Kay Smythe

Your campaign is beautiful and I am a firm supporter but the truth is that even if our tiny little island nation legalises every narcotic, psychedelic and hippy plant there will still be hundreds of thousands of kidnappings, mass murders and mutilated, decaying bodies left in the streets across Central, South and North America.

10 Must-See Places in South America That Won't Cost You The Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

South America, the home of steak, salt-flats and really late suppers, is brimming with bucket-list ideas. From Iguazu Falls to the Amazonian jungle, i...

In Search Of The Real Trancoso, Brazil

Blake Whitman | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Blake Whitman

Trancoso. Known to Europeans as the St. Tropez of Brazil and Americans as that place Diane Von Furstenberg sojourns, this historic, deep tropical Bahian village has become an aristocratic hotspot with a graceful balance of old tradition and new wave culture.

Just Another Week in Uruguay

Sophie Bauer | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

There was a time when I thought that travel was about getting to the top of a volcano or uncovering the trendiest bar in town. If anything, being in Uruguay made me realise that travel is about relishing the day to day

Julio Larraz: Rules of Engagements

Diego Giolitti | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Larraz encourages his observers to decode the art that stands before their eyes, believing it is the artist whom should be "revealing that which reality conceals". In fulfilling this responsibility, Larraz experiments with styles to create works that are incredibly postmodern.

Getting an Education in the Peruvian Jungle: The Chaskawasi Project

Katarina Zimmer | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Zimmer

For one day in the year the whole village queues for hours in hope of doctors' advice for a variety of ailments. At the last visit, four of the children were unable to see a doctor regarding eye problems that hindered them in reading because the system works on a 'first come, first served' basis.

Beyond the Football Stadiums: Host Cities Uncovered

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Although England were kicked out disappointingly early, many of us have still been following the World Cup, which has dominated our television screens for the past month. While travel interest to Brazil increased by 387% during the past month, searches were only up by 6% outside the World Cup period.

The Real Reason England Are Out of The World Cup

Hamish Mackay | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

That countries such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile and Mexico have all looked more impressive than England makes the inevitable debate about how we need to change our coaching set up/youth teams/b-teams/academies/facilities all the more embarrassing and redundant.

Five Hot London Venues for World Cup Screenings

Laura Richards | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Richards

As the World Cup countdown reaches its final stages, it feels as if Brazil fever is steadily taking over London town - even if the weather isn't quite as balmy as that experienced in South America. Last minute party planning is definitely in order, then, for a successful, carnival-style screening of all the footie action.

Volunteer Stories: South America Ethical Adventure Trail

Frontier | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Our journey in Peru began on the beach of Máncora. Here we cruised the town in motorcycle taxis, sunbathed on the beach, and enjoyed fresh ceviche. Continuing south by bus, we landed in the Miraflores distric of Lima. This was the perfect place to recharge before heading up into the Andes Mountains.

Seven Foods You Must Eat... Like the Incas

Layne Lieberman | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

When visiting Peru, don't miss a visit to the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. It is in this region where you can experience truly authentic Peruvian cuisine and sample more than seven ancient super-foods that were known to provide energy and sustenance for the labor-intensive life of the Incan warriors and farmers of long ago.

The 'Other' World Cup

Kat Pugh | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Sport
Kat Pugh

The Street Child World Cup has competing boys and girls teams, it kicks off on Sunday 30th March in Rio, but unlike this Summer's event, it is the taking part that really does count as every single child participating has had a journey to get there and is already a winner.

Deconstructing the Data on FiveThirtyEight

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Will Nate's selling out to ESPN for a few pieces of silver, and leaving the venerable NYT, be worth it? Are we truly at the tipping point of a new type of journalism to take hold? Or is this just more hype in the news cycle which should invoke in us a healthy dose of skepticism?

The Petra Trail - Pucon

Petra Shepherd | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

The snow-covered and perfectly conically shaped Volcan Villarrica stands at 2840 metres on the south east of Lago Villarrica in Chile's Northern Lake District. It's climbed from the small but extremely popular town of Pucon.

The Petra Trail - Patagonia

Petra Shepherd | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Patagonia is in the bottom half of Argentina but in my mind it's a fabled land at the end of the earth synonymous with wildness, wind and adventure.

The Petra Trail - Highlights of Argentina

Petra Shepherd | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Smug travellers will regale you with tales of how they got off the beaten track and how they avoided the major sites and discovered a part of a city or country other tourists never got to see. I on the other hand hardly think its worth flying to the other side of the world and not seeing the major attractions, they are after all "must sees and must dos" for a reason.

The Petra Trail - Gauchos Galore

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

All this machismo doesn't stop with horse riding in San Antonio de Areco as gauchos, locals and visitors alike feast on asados and dance traditional dances, hands held aloft and from the men an extraordinary feet movement with their feet seemingly becoming double jointed, flicking from side to side.

How You Can Help Save the Amazon Rainforest From Deforestation

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Frontier

The Amazon rainforest is the largest gathering of trees on the planet, covering 5,500,000 square kilometers. The area is vast, spread across nine countries: the majority in Brazil (60%), followed by 13% in Peru 10% in Colombia and other small variants in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

The Petra Trail - Atacama and Valparaiso

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

At first glance, it's rather like a arriving at a swish spa in Arizona or Utah, the natural surroundings and red rock formations are very similar. However, there's still a very South American feel to it, pisco sours served in the bar and a resident flock of llamas and an alpaca.

Planet Appetite: South American Flavours of Ecuador

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Countries from South and Central America have been setting culinary trends recently and now Ecuador is making the running.

The Petra Trail - Bolivia

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Bolivia is big on "The Gringo Trail" with back packers wanting the adrenaline rush of cycling down the world's most dangerous road along with the surreal experience of a tour through the salt flats of Uyuni. However, for the older more sophisticated traveller (I'm including myself here) it's also possible to discover Bolivia's more cultural side along with a taste of adventure.

For All People of the World Are Men

Joanna Eede | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Joanna Eede

Today is Columbus Day in the US. Bartolomé de las Casas, protector of Indians, was a 16th century Spanish missionary with a passion for social justice who sailed with Columbus on this third voyage to the 'new world'...

The Petra Trail - Lake Titicaca

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Isla del Sol or Sun Island was an unexpected surprise in the Southern Bolivian part of the lake. I hadn't expected a Mediterranean like island with white sand beaches, no roads but an inca trail crossing the island from North to South, easily walkable in a day with astonishing vistas at every turn.

The Petra Trail - Highlights of Peru

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

For me the undoubted highlight of Peru has been the people. I've only really touched on a small area of Peru - Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon and Puno and Lake Titicaca yet I feel as though I've visited three entirely different countries as reflected in the traditional dress.

The Petra Trail - Lima

Petra Shepherd | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

I spent 19 years crisscrossing the globe with the world's leading travel broadcaster, Travel Channel International. I visited over 80 countries. But amazingly, apart from a brief stint in Ecuador, I seem to have missed out the whole of South America.