Although the global view of South America has been one-dimensional at times, this vast and vibrant continent is anything but. From its hundreds of indigenous peoples to its dramatic landscapes, South America’s sheer diversity remains the continent’s most defining trait. Travelers come to experience and to explore: be it the peaks of Patagonia or Brazil’s famous Carnival, what they find is a place that surprises, enchants and—always—pulses with energy. The continent’s global contributions to literature, art and modern architecture are as significant as its record-holding natural wonders—many of which have inspired adventurous travelers to strap on packs and set records of their own. From border to border, South America is colorful: lively Latin music, passionate regional dances, intense sports, spicy cuisine and a warm, layered culture that blends ancient tradition with European influences. A trip to South America promises to be an exciting one, plunging travelers into a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and flavors.
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The Sounds of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the place to find the greatest variety of Argentine music, both vinyl and CD. Ask for: Tango Barrios Liliana, Troileana, World Village (2008) Gardel Carlos, Mi Noche Triste (2006) Gotan Project, La Revancha del Tango (2002); Lunatico…
Regions of Colombia
Bogotá and Surroundings Colombia’s cosmopolitan capital is a city on the upswing, with sleek high-rise blocks that characterize a forward-thinking modern metropolis. Around Bogotá’s paved plazas and leafy parks, a host of designer stores, swank cafes and top-notch restaurants vie…
Rio de Janeiro: Carnival!
One of the greatest parties on earth, the Rio de Janeiro Carnival is the looking-glass through which the world tends to judge the city and consequently, the whole of Brazil. Yet in Rio Carnaval is an umbrella concept that embraces…
Once you start investigating which outfitter to use for your whale-watching trip, speak to your hotel owner and other tourists for their feedback. It is important that you go with a reputable firm that will respect these remarkable creatures and…