South America Articles (19 articles found)

Pantanal: Brazil's Wildlife Haven Beyond the Amazon

Introduction: Forget the Amazon, Go Pantanal! Picture this: you're in Brazil, the land of samba, soccer, and fantastic meat wrapped in cheese, ready to embark on a wild adventure. You're probably thinking about the Amazon, with its swarms of bloodthirsty mosquitoes, home-invasion-style humidity, and the ever-present possibility of getting lost and eaten by piranhas.
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Chiloe Island: Chile's Mythical Land of Wooden Churches

A Magical Journey to Chile's Isla Grande Ah, Chiloe Island, Isla Grande de Chiloe, that remote and almost mythical archipelago in southern Chile. Clinging to the skirts of Chile's Pacific coastline like an estranged cousin, Chiloe is home to a unique cultural landscape where the mundane meets the supernatural.
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Torres del Paine's O Circuit: Patagonia's Ultimate Trek

A Crash Course in Unadulterated Wilderness For those with a hankering for adventure, an insatiable appetite for the outdoors, and an unwavering determination to conquer one of the most stunningly beautiful landscapes on planet Earth, look no further than the Torres del Paine's O Circuit. Nestled in the Patagonian region of Chile, this trek is not for the faint of heart - or the weak of calf muscles.
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Mysteries of Aysen: Chile's Hidden Glacial Wonderland

A Journey to the Edge of the World Picture this, if you will: a vast, untamed landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see, punctuated by towering mountains and sprawling glaciers. A place where the wind seems to have a life of its own, tearing across the terrain with ferocious intensity.
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Huacachina: Peru's Oasis Town Amidst Towering Sand Dunes

A Desert Mirage Come to Life Picture this: sand dunes towering over you like great, golden waves, threatening to swallow the tiny oasis town that they surround. But don't worry, you haven't downed too many pisco sours and wandered into a mirage, this is Huacachina.
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Tristan da Cunha: World's Most Remote Inhabited Archipelago

Rippling Waves of Loneliness Imagine being so far away from the rest of the world that even the most determined seagulls give up on their quest for your discarded chips. In the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, 1,750 miles southwest of South Africa and 2,088 miles southeast of Brazil, lies Tristan da Cunha, the world's most remote inhabited archipelago.
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Rupununi: Guyana's Savannahs and Indigenous Communities

Stumbling Upon the Golden City of El Dorado As I traversed through the dense and muggy jungles of Guyana, my mind was swallowed whole by the visions of the fabled golden city of El Dorado. The humidity was thick enough to slice with a machete and the cacophony of screeching insects, squawking birds, and rustling leaves was a symphony to rival any metropolitan opera house.
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Valley of the Moon: Bolivia's Surreal Lunar Landscape

Introduction: When the Earth Met the Moon Picture this: you're wandering through a desolate, seemingly lifeless landscape, surrounded by otherworldly rock formations that make you feel like you've left Earth and landed on the moon. No, you haven't actually become an astronaut, and you're not tripping on any mind-altering substances (although I wouldn't blame you if you thought you were).
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The Spellbinding Beauty of Brazil's Lencois Maranhenses

Introduction As I traipsed through the sand dunes of the Lenšˇis Maranhenses, I couldn't help but feel a profound sense of awe and whimsy. For those unfamiliar with this enchanting place, it is a sweeping expanse of sand dunes located in northeastern Brazil, which morphs into a mesmerizing playground with the arrival of the rainy season.
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The Tropical Paradise of Colombia's Providencia Island

A Rather Secretive Rock Amidst the Caribbean Sea Imagine a place where the clouds gently caress the peaks of a mountain, where the sun paints the sky in shades of gold and where the sea shimmers in different shades of azure. Now, mix in some mouth-watering seafood, a dash of reggae music, and a generous sprinkling of warm, friendly people.
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Hidden Treasures of Uruguay's Colonia del Sacramento

A Journey to the Magnificent Past As I find myself sitting on the shores of the Rio de la Plata, staring into the murky depths of the brown waters, contemplating the inevitable passage of time, I am reminded of the multitude of layers that make up the glorious history of Uruguay's Colonia del Sacramento. Founded in 1680 by the scrappy and rather persistent Portuguese, this charming little town has managed to cling to its historical roots, offering a plethora of picturesque nooks and crannies for any adventurous spirit to explore and indulge in.
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The Untamed Wilderness of Chile's Aysen Region

Into the Great Wide Open As I stand on the precipice of the Carretera Austral, a rugged and untamed 1,240-kilometer-long artery of adventure that stretches through the wilds of Patagonia, I'm filled with an overwhelming sense of awe. This is AysÚn, Chile's least populated and most remote region, where nature has been left to its own devices.
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Unveiling the Magic of Peru's Arequipa

A Most Striking Cityscape Let's cut to the chase, my friends. Arequipa, the "White City" of Peru, is an intoxicating blend of stark contrasts, architectural marvels, and culinary delights that will leave you with a thirst for more.
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Uncover the Ancient Mysteries of Peru's Chachapoyas

A Journey to the Cloud People's Realm Imagine a world where time stands still, and ancient civilizations whisper their secrets through the misty cloud forests of the Andes. Picture yourself stumbling upon forgotten ruins, vestiges of a mysterious culture that thrived a millennium ago.
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Unexplored Beauty of Paraguay's Gran Chaco: A Gonzo Journey into the Wild

A Brief Introduction to the Gran Chaco Imagine the most remote, least explored, and least inhabited expanse of land in South America. No, I'm not talking about the Amazon, nor am I referring to the Andes.
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Unveiling the Charm of Colombia's Barichara

Take a Stroll through the Timeless Beauty of Barichara It is well-known that many travelers are naturally attracted to shiny things, places that have an undeniable allure sparkling like a freshly-polished diamond. I'm not one of those travelers, but I must admit that on my recent journey to Colombia, I was hypnotized by the gleaming charm of the little town of Barichara, nestled high up in the Andean mountains, quietly observing the relentless march of time.
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Bolivia's Torotoro National Park: An Adventure Awaits

Stepping into the Jaws of the Earth Imagine a place where time has stood still, a place where dinosaurs still roam, and a place where the depths of the Earth reveal their secrets. This is not some fantastical theme park, nor is it a hallucinogenic fever dream.
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Surprises of Chile's Little-Known Chiloe Island

ChiloÚ Island: Land of Myths, Legends, and Leprechauns Step aside, Ireland - there's a new land of leprechauns in town. I'm talking about the ChiloÚ Island, located in southern Chile.
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The Surreal Landscapes of Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni

A Journey Through Time and Space It all started with a simple question: What does it feel like to walk on the moon? While I certainly have no intention of becoming an astronaut, the thought of experiencing an otherworldly environment led me to the enchanting Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. This ethereal landscape, also known as the world's largest salt flat, spans over 4,000 square miles and provides an unparalleled experience for all who traverse its seemingly infinite expanse.
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