Tag: south america

Uruguay Travel Guide

Home to the southernmost capital city on the American continent, compact Uruguay (South America’s smallest country after Suriname) is bordered by Brazil and Argentina and has long lived in the shadow of both of these traveller favourites. Tourism on a larger scale is yet to arrive here although Uruguay as a holiday destination has long

10 Reasons to Visit South America

Made up of 12 countries and some independent territories, South America is a land of incredible diversity. It can tell stories of ancient cultures and civilisations and offers the naturally magnificent on a scale found nowhere else on the planet. Its living culture is liberally sprinkled with incredible music, dance and a theme of carnivals

Best Destinations for Vegetarians

As a planet-wandering traveller you may have been practicing how to say ‘I am vegetarian’ in several languages but it serves little use if the country you are about to explore has no real concept of the term. Travelling for anyone can throw up a few hurdles to overcome but if you happen to be

10 Things to Do in Colombia

Once-upon-a-time Colombia was better known for its drug cartels than for any of the 101 delights which today have tourists and travellers flocking here in droves. Still up-and-coming as a traveller destination – something which makes any adventure here extra rewarding – Colombia’s treasures include exotic beaches, cosmopolitan cities and a landscape full of mountains

10 Things to Do in Chile

Chile, which stretches a whopping 4300 km over a thin strip of South America from its mid section to its southerly tip, is one of the continent’s most affluent and stable nations. This long, thin land is ranked as one of the top 30 most peaceful countries on the planet and as a consequence, travel

10 Things to Do in Argentina

Massive on a grand scale, Argentina is the planet’s eighth largest country so you can forget seeing everything or getting around all of it in one visit or even several. Within its miles and miles of highly varied terrain can be found South America’s highest point – Cerro Aconcagua, 22,834 ft/6,960 metres – and its

Travel Adapter Guide: South & Central America

So you’ve chosen Latin America as your gap year destination…Lucky you! You’re making a list of what to pack for your trip and you’re asking yourself the common question…”Which adapter(s) do I need for travelling in South and Central America?”. In this guide, we detail the plug socket types commonly found in each country throughout both South and Central

10 Things to Do in Bolivia

As South American countries go, landlocked Bolivia is not that big. It is also strangely well-down the lists when it comes to most visited countries on the backpacker trail. We’re really not sure why. Yes, it lacks some of the infrastructure and polish of the countries which surround it when tourism is the subject, but

A Guide to Travelling in Ecuador

Tiny little tropical Ecuador is often used as little more than a hopping off point for the must-see (and Ecuador-owned) Galapagos Islands. Surrounded by Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina, most travellers tend to head to those more glamorous and well-documented destinations and bypass Ecuador completely, thinking that each of those countries has more to offer.

Travel Health Tips: Latin America

The bulk of land which makes up Mexico, Central and South America – known collectively as Latin America – is a vast collection of diverse countries, climates, environments and cultures which means the health considerations while travelling here are also incredibly diverse. There are a few common or recurring themes though which apply and some