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  • Playing gaucho for a day, Argentina

    Playing gaucho for a day, Argentina

    January 14th, 2014Heidi Fuller-Love
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    Heidi Fuller-Love spends a day roping cattle, cooking asado and hanging out with a gaucho near Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gaucho day trips are a-peso-a-dozen near Buenos Aires, but I wanted to head out to an estancia (ranch) with a bona fide member of Argentina’s cowboy club, so when I met Andre – a gaucho guide from toursbylocals.com – I…

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  • Tierra Santa, Buenos Aires: a theme park like no other

    Tierra Santa, Buenos Aires: a theme park like no other

    December 4th, 2013Heidi Fuller-Love
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    Who would have thought you could relive the resurrection of Christ and pay respects at the Wailing Wall in Argentina; Tierra Santa, Buenos Aires, is Latin America‘s first ever religious theme park. Heidi Fuller-Love went along for some spiritual fun. “If you’re a nun you get in free,” says Frederico, my tango teacher turned Tierra…

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  • Touring Indian tea plantations in Kerala

    Touring Indian tea plantations in Kerala

    November 13th, 2013Heidi Fuller-Love
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    You can’t go anywhere in India without seeing men and women sipping on small cups of steaming Indian tea. From strong, black pure teas to spice-infused masala chai, Heidi Fuller-Love went to discover the best of Indian tea. The silhouettes of Fort Cochin’s giant Chinese fishing nets – as menacing as monsters from a Hollywood…

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  • Puerta Cerradas: eating with locals in Buenos Aires

    Puerta Cerradas: eating with locals in Buenos Aires

    November 6th, 2013Heidi Fuller-Love
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    Think Argentina is all rump steak and raunchy – not to mention randy – gauchos? Then it’s time to discover the latest craze in buzzy Buenos Aires as puertas cerradas are revolutionising the city’s eating habits. “You get together in their living room and talk to all these people you’ve never met while the home owner is cooking…

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  • Vietnam by the night train: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

    Vietnam by the night train: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

    October 14th, 2013Heidi Fuller-Love
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    If you want to take a leisurely tour of the coastline between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, the night train is the best way: you’ll travel as you sleep, leaving days free for exploring, and save money on hotel bills. Join Rough Guides writer Heidi Fuller-Love on her Vietnam railways adventure. Known as the…

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  • Face to face with wildlife on the Galápagos Islands

    Face to face with wildlife on the Galápagos Islands

    October 4th, 2013Heidi Fuller-Love
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    Rough Guides writer Heidi Fuller-Love embarks on a luxury cruise to meet big lizards, a giant tortoise and other magical wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. Ever since reading The Voyage of the Beagle when I was at school, I dreamt of visiting The Galápagos islands. Contrary to popular belief, Charles Darwin’s trip in the HMS Beagle was…

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