Tourists don't know where they've been, travellers don't know where they're going.

Paul Theroux

Category: #offaroundtheworld

Brazil’s Costa Verde 🇧🇷

Brazil’s Costa Verde stretches from Rio de Janeiro, around the coast to the city of São Paulo. It is a stunning, verdant coastline, with jungle and and Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest reaching the

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Iguaçu (Iguazu) Falls 🇧🇷 🇦🇷

The name, “Iguaçu” in Brazil and Iguazú in Argentina, comes from the Guarani words “y“, meaning “water”, and “ûasú“, meaning “big”. Literally “Big Water”. Not quite as poetic as Mosi-oa-Tunya the name

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Life as a Gaucho 🇺🇾

The Estancia Panagea is a working cattle ranch, located deep in the Uruguayan countryside and miles from anywhere. It is a 970 hectare working ranch about 40 km northwest of Tacuarembó with 1,100 cattle, 1,800 sheep and 74 horses.

Our home for three days to experience life as a gaucho…

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Colonia del Sacramento 🇺🇾

Uruguay, or more specifically Colonia del Sacramento, is just across the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aries. When I say ‘just across’, the River Plate is some 50km wide at this

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Buenos Aires 🇦🇷

Internal flights in Argentina are, for some reason, particularly strict about the weight of your checked in bags. Packing up, and leaving our hotel in Salta therefore, was a frenetic exercise in

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Potosí 🇧🇴

In 1544, Diego Huallpa, a local Inca was out searching for an escaped llama when he stopped to build a fire in the shadow of a mountain. In Quechua the name of

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