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  • Chile’s wine regions: landscape and vino, a perfect blend

    Chile’s wine regions: landscape and vino, a perfect blend

    October 12th, 2018Sarah Gilbert
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    Chile’s wine regions: landscape and vino, a perfect blend. Chile first began making wine back in the mid-16th century, when Spanish conquistadors and Jesuit missionaries planted the first vines. But it wasn’t until the 1980s that local winemakers began to employ modern viticulture methods and state-of-the-art technology. Today, Chile’s wine regions are considered major players... Read more »

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  • 15 Spectacular things to do in Argentina

    15 Spectacular things to do in Argentina

    October 3rd, 2018Rachel Lawrence
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    15 Spectacular things to do in Argentina Argentina is a vast and varied land of cosmopolitan cities, wide-open plains, eerie glaciers, snow-capped peaks, and lush wetland groves. At 2,780,400 km2 km, it’s the eighth largest country in the world, and one of the few countries in South America with lasting European influences. You’ll find everything... Read more »

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  • Mendoza: 9 outdoor activities in Argentina’s adventure capital

    Mendoza: 9 outdoor activities in Argentina’s adventure capital

    August 29th, 2018Ros Walford
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    Travellers on a tour of Argentina often zip through the city of Mendoza, pausing only long enough to down a glass of Malbec at the famed vineyards before rushing to their next bucket-list location. Adventure travellers are missing out: the region – even containing the highest mountain in South America – is one of the best places... Read more »

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  • Podcast: Galápagos – the human story

    Podcast: Galápagos – the human story

    August 13th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    Galápagos. What do you picture when you hear those four syllables? Chances are it’s wildlife, from giant tortoises and marine iguanas to blue-footed boobies. And rightly so, for the animals on these islands, sitting in extreme isolation 1000km (600 miles) off the Ecuadorian coast, are genuinely spectacular. In fact, it was the so-called ‘tameness’ of... Read more »

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  • A guide to visiting Brazil’s Pantanal

    A guide to visiting Brazil’s Pantanal

    July 13th, 2018Madelaine Triebe
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    Stretching across the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul (also spilling into Bolivia and Paraguay) the Pantanal is the world’s largest inland wetland area. While the Amazon gets more credit, the Pantanal’s open spaces offer the best opportunities for spotting animals in their natural habitats in Brazil. Madelaine Triebe has the lowdown on everything you... Read more »

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  • Why you should visit Chile in 2018

    Why you should visit Chile in 2018

    January 8th, 2018Steph Dyson
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    A sliver of a country that somehow manages to encompass barren desert, knife-edge mountains and fertile river valleys, Chile has long attracted intrepid travellers. And for 2018 the country is taking things up a notch. Adding to the enduring appeal of its internationally acclaimed vineyards, famously clear night skies and adventure-ready landscapes, this year brings festivals, a... Read more »

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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to Chile

    Video: the 1 minute guide to Chile

    November 30th, 2017Colt St. George
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    Chile is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. From the parched peaks of the north’s Atacama Desert to the storied wilderness of Patagonia in the south, the nature here is nothing short of epic. That said, the country’s diverse landscapes are matched by its multitude of cultures – not to mention its top-notch city life and flourishing food scene. But with its... Read more »

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  • A postcard from San Pedro: finding life in one of the world’s driest deserts

    A postcard from San Pedro: finding life in one of the world’s driest deserts

    November 22nd, 2017Sarah Reid
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    The unique landscape surrounding the Chilean town of San Pedro de Atacama is one of the world’s top stargazing spots – but, in recent years, it’s also attracting a new wave of scientists. Sarah Reid reports from the roof of the world. Squeezing the last dollop of moisturiser out of the tube, I watch it absorb into... Read more »

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  • In pictures: exploring the otherworldly landscapes beyond Santiago

    In pictures: exploring the otherworldly landscapes beyond Santiago

    September 15th, 2017Nori Jemil
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    Santiago has transformed itself over the past decade, with a burgeoning food scene and thriving nightlife to boot. But the city’s real drawcard remains its otherworldly surroundings, from the stark Atacama Desert to the ethereal Lake District. Writer and photographer Nori Jemil journeys to Chile to capture the city’s beautiful surrounds. Having lived in Chile for several... Read more »

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  • Off the tourist trail in South America: 5 underrated cities

    Off the tourist trail in South America: 5 underrated cities

    July 6th, 2017Steph Dyson
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    Elegant and artsy Buenos Aires and humid, hedonistic Rio de Janeiro are some of South America’s biggest urban draws, notching up hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. But for each city flush with tourists, there are plenty still under the radar. For those looking to escape the crowds, here are five South American towns and... Read more »

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  • Solo travel in South America: everything you need to know

    Solo travel in South America: everything you need to know

    February 2nd, 2017Steph Dyson
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    A land of ancient ruins, soaring Andean peaks and sweltering, seemingly endless jungle, South America is a true treat for the adventurous traveller. Covered with sights that give testimony to the continent’s chaotic yet captivating history, across a series of nations as unique as they are huge, this is a region where few are disappointed – and many... Read more »

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  • 16 mesmerising pictures of Patagonia

    16 mesmerising pictures of Patagonia

    January 23rd, 2017Nori Jemil
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    People talk about ‘once in a lifetime’ trips and South America’s pointed tip is often cited as one of them, but once you’ve seen Southern Patagonia, something will probably pull you back. Mountain gazing is addictive. Despite years living in and travelling around Chile, the sheer magnitude of the landscapes still saw me dumbstruck, magnetised... Read more »

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