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  • 15 things everyone learns backpacking South America

    15 things everyone learns backpacking South America

    March 2nd, 2016Steph Dyson
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    South America has become a favoured destination for the intrepid backpacker, and while it’s impressive in the astounding diversity of its nations, there are a number of universal lessons that every traveller will learn at some point during their time here. So whether you fell foul of altitude or accepted that you – inevitably – suck... Read more »

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  • Why Uruguay is South America’s best beach destination

    Why Uruguay is South America’s best beach destination

    February 12th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    Squeezed between Argentina and Brazil and shaped a bit like a football, Uruguay doesn’t feature on your average South American checklist. But with its progressive politics, sizzling asado culture and some of the best beaches on the continent, we think it should. From off-grid hippie enclaves (note: cannabis was legalised here in 2014) to chic... Read more »

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  • The man who accidentally picked up a pet penguin in Uruguay

    The man who accidentally picked up a pet penguin in Uruguay

    November 13th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Tom Michell, author of The Penguin Lessons, was an intrepid but fairly ordinary 23 year old when he travelled to Argentina in the 1970s to teach English in a boys’ school. But on one school break, in which he travelled through Brazil and Uruguay, he picked up an unusual companion… Here’s the story of how it... Read more »

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  • Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    August 21st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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  • Quiet stays in busy places

    Quiet stays in busy places

    May 19th, 2013Site Editor
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    Escaping tourists can be difficult in some of the world’s more popular destinations, but it’s still possible if you know where to look. Travelling the extra few miles can really pay off. These destinations are in or near very popular places but are just far enough removed to offer true isolation and respite from your... Read more »

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