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Chocolate around the world

Hot chocolate, pain au chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate brownies, churros dipped in chocolate, napolitana de chocolate, chocolate mousse, chocolate gelati, chocolate chip cookies. There are almost countless ways to enjoy chocolate. Lets take a look at some of the many ways chocolate is devoured around the world.
Versailles

When travel is more than the destination

Everyone looks for different things from travel but one thing that is common to creating great memories on tour is that time to just simply be in a place. That time you get to yourself to explore the world in a way that is of interest to you.
Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Life is for living, Rio style

Like all people I flew into Rio with lots of preconceived notions and a little bit of apprehension – it was a place to party, had some good beaches but it was also a place where you had to be extra careful of your belongings, in fact if you believe some guidebooks you wouldn’t leave your hotel without an escort. Within 2 days my apprehensions were gone and I was ready to move to Rio de Janeiro – yes I want to live in Rio!
Devil's Nose Train, Ecuador

Riding the famous Devil's Nose Train

Known locally as the Nariz del Diablo, the Devil’s Nose train in Ecuador is one of the most iconic rail journeys in South America. A segment of the Trans-Andean railroad, it was one of the most complicated railroads to have been built when construction began way back in 1872.

Top 10 places to visit in Peru

It might be 6 times smaller than Australia, but there are so many incredible places to visit in Peru. What's at the top of your list?

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!