Sunday Spotlight – Salta (Argentina)

Argentina really is a fabulous place to explore. I barely touched the surface, with only three places visited plus a day trip from Buenos Aires. It’s a land of contrasts and great natural beauty, of seas and mountains, and cities too. Whilst Buenos Aires is a genuine ‘big city’, with amazing buildings and scale not …

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Little Places – San Cristobel Island, Galapagos

I should start today’s post off by saying that pretty much anywhere in the Galapagos can be classified as a ‘Little Place’ – it’s not as if it’s teeming with thousands upon thousands of people. The towns and islands are thankfully sparsely populated, and the number of tourists allowed to visit I think is also …

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3 Spots on Sunday – Cities to Visit in South America

Hi folks, it’s another Sunday, and another ‘three’. This time I’m talking about cities I liked visiting in South America. I wanted to try and steer clear of capital cities, and I did it! So don’t be confused by my third option, it is not the capital! South America is an incredible continent, I can’t …

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Argentina, Buenos Aires and Eva Peron

Argentina has been the hotbed of political activity in the last century. The Marxist revolutionary and appearer on millions of t-shirts Che Guevara hailed from Argentina, although his exploits occurred in many countries. But if there is one political figure that was bigger than Che, it was Eva Peron. No, Eva Peron or ‘Evita’, was …

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Little Places – Copacabana, Bolivia

Ahhh I need to post something about somewhere that wasn’t on my recent trip to India and Sri Lanka! But what to post? Ahhhh yes, I’ve written about it before, but why not Copacabana. Bolivia that is. Because I don’t think I could possibly classify the glitzy beachside suburb of Rio as a ‘Little Place’. …

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Iguazu Falls – Above and Below

The world has some pretty amazing natural wonders to see, and giant falls rate up there with the best features of our planet. You have Niagara Falls which borders Canada and the USA, Angel Falls in Venezuela, Victoria Falls which sits on the Zambian and Zimbabwean border, but not to be outdone, Iguazu (which means …

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