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This enchanted waterfall wonderland is home to the world famous La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil’s Throat) and around 270 other waterfalls of all shapes and sizes.

Argentina - Iguazu Falls - La Garganta del Diablo from Circuito Inferior

Argentina - Iguazu Falls - La Garganta del Diablo from Circuito Inferior

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Well preserved Colonial architecture, vibrant African flavour and spectacular Carnival. Brazil’s 3rd biggest city is an exciting infusion of old and new as well as different cultures.

Brazil - Salvador - Convento e Igreja de Sao Francisco

Brazil - Salvador - Convento e Igreja de Sao Francisco (San Francisco Convent and Church)

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When it comes to Carnival in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the place to be. Or is it? In fact, there are other popular alternatives like Salvador – the country’s third biggest city. Yet, many prefer the much smaller UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Olinda. Here is why.

Brazil - Olinda - Carnival - Parade

Brazil - Olinda - Carnival - Parade

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The 3rd largest city in Ecuador is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and a stepping stone for Parque Nacional Cajas (Cajas National Park).

Ecuador - Cuenca - Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción

Ecuador - Cuenca - Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción

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Since the first day I first saw a picture of Torres del Paine I dreamt of seeing it someday, but I didn’t know anything about it other than it was somewhere in South America. I did get to realise that dream but it turned out to be a truly unforgettable and excruciating experience in more ways than one.

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One day I saw this amazing picture in National Geographic magazine which instantly grabbed my attention. The colours were so spectacular I wasn’t sure what I was looking at and I wondered if indeed it was from this planet. It was an aerial picture of the Fountain Paint Pot, and ever since then Yellowstone had fuelled my imagination.

USA - Yellowstone - Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring (From http://www.nps.gov; Click to enlarge)

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Many do not know where Bolivia is. Even less know about Potosí in the south of the country. This is a story about its mines and the miners buried deep inside them.

BO Potosi Miners

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