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15 fascinating facts about Peru

Did you know the Andean Condor found in Peru is the largest flying bird on earth? Or that three-quarters of the world's alpaca population live in Peru. Or even that you can swim with beautiful pink dolphins in the Amazon? Read on to discover more interesting facts...

The villages of Zinacantan and San Juan Chamula

Words can not begin to describe the joy I get from travelling to Mexico and the colourful and individual villages that can be found south-east of San Cristobal de las Casas.
Belmond Hiram Bingham train

Marion explores South America "In-Style"

South America is a part of the world with many amazing icons and is high on so many bucket lists.

25 Fast Facts about Ecuador

How much do you know about Ecuador? If your answer is ‘not much’ check out this list of fast facts we’ve put together. This small country certainly has a few things up its sleeve that will surprise you!
Monkey in Costa Rica

Costa Rica | Where the wild things are

I’ve just stepped off the plane after spending an incredible two weeks in amazing Costa Rica.

Cuba | My fourth visit and still in love!

When you think about Cuba, images of the Buena Vista Social Club and their music, singing, salsa dancing and old vintage cars all come into your mind! Yes, you can find all these things in Cuba but there is so much more. It’s an exciting country where the Revolutions of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara are still alive in the memories of the people and where Raoul is well-respected.

Bariloche, Argentina | A chocolate lover's paradise

The scenic town of Bariloche is situated between the foothills of the Andes and the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake. With its Alpine-styled architecture and fascination with all things chocolate, it’s easy to see why this city is often referred to as ‘Little Switzerland’.

Parque das Aves | Bird Paradise

The Parque das Aves is located near the Iguazu National Park, and home to more than 1320 birds from about 143 different species.

Top 20 Travel Phrases for Peru

So you’re thinking about a trip to Peru… It’s time to brush up on your Spanish! Navigate day-to-day situations with these helpful travel phrases!