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  • Chasing condors in the Colca Canyon, Peru

    Chasing condors in the Colca Canyon, Peru

    November 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    The rays of the morning sun begin to evaporate the mist that shrouds the depths of Peru’s Colca Canyon. You’ve come out in the early hours to see the condor, or Andean vulture, in action, and as the mist dissipates, you can see hundreds of others have done the same. Many cluster at the mirador... Read more »

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  • Communing with an Amazon shaman, Peru

    Communing with an Amazon shaman, Peru

    November 28th, 2013Site Editor
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    Psychedelic tourism isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but there is nowhere on Earth where so many shaman serve such magical brews as they do in Peru. Since the start of this millennium, an increasing number of travellers have sought the magical ayahuasca experience, whether from simple curiosity or in search of ancient wisdom. These night-long... Read more »

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  • Celebrate Qoyllur Riti, Peru

    Celebrate Qoyllur Riti, Peru

    November 27th, 2013Site Editor
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    Most visitors to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco in southern Peru are drawn by the extraordinary ruined temples and palaces and the dramatic scenery of the high Andes. But the only true way to get to the heart of the indigenous Andean culture is to join a traditional fiesta. Nearly every town and village in the region... Read more »

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  • A first-timer’s guide to Chile

    A first-timer’s guide to Chile

    November 26th, 2013Anna Kaminski
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    Stretching north to south for 4270km and only 64km wide at its narrowest point, this land of ice and fire, periodically shaken by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, is one of the most geographically diverse on earth. Most travellers fly into the capital of Santiago, roughly in the middle of the country, and head either towards... Read more »

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  • The road to ruins: Machu Picchu, Peru

    The road to ruins: Machu Picchu, Peru

    November 26th, 2013Keith Drew
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    There’s a point on the Inca Trail when you suddenly forget the accumulated aches and pains of four days’ hard slog across the Andes. You’re standing at Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, the first golden rays of dawn slowly bringing the jungle to life. Down below, revealing itself in tantalizing glimpses as the early-morning mist... Read more »

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  • 20 geological wonders of the world

    20 geological wonders of the world

    November 25th, 2013Alison Roberts
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  • Time Lord travel: 25 Doctor Who locations across the planet

    Time Lord travel: 25 Doctor Who locations across the planet

    November 20th, 2013Kerensa-Creswell-Bryant
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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... Read more »

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  • A hallucinogenic ayahuasca experience in Peru

    A hallucinogenic ayahuasca experience in Peru

    November 4th, 2013Anna Kaminski
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    Embarking on a very personal and spiritual journey, Rough Guides writer Anna Kaminski shares her ayahuasca experience, after ingesting the hallucinogenic vines of the Amazon Basin. The ancient Volkswagen Beetle climbs the hairpin bends high into the mountains, the lights of Cusco spread out in the valley beneath us.  On a particularly steep bend, it gives... Read more »

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  • The world’s best bars with a view

    The world’s best bars with a view

    November 1st, 2013Bar Chick
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    Wondering where in the world you can get a gorgeous view served up with your cocktail? Not to worry – Hannah Lodge from BarChick.com has done the hard work for you, rounding up the world’s best bars with a view. Sky Bar, Bangkok Sky Bar is the highest open-air drinking establishment in the world, so... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in June

    The best places to visit in June

    October 31st, 2013Site Editor
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    Whether you’re after beaches, culture or countryside, June’s glorious weather and long days make it the perfect month to travel in Europe. Elsewhere, wildlife enthusiasts can spot whales in Iceland or bears in Yellowstone, while the World Cup will be in full swing in Brazil. In a bumper round-up, Helen Abramson and Eleanor Aldridge run... Read more »

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  • 25 breaks for bookworms

    25 breaks for bookworms

    October 28th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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