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Celebrating National Ceviche Day in Peru

Celebrating National Ceviche Day in Peru

Each year on June 28, Peruvians honor their most famous national dish with the Día Nacional del Cebiche, or National Ceviche Day.......[Read More]
Colectivaizeishon by Daniel Tunnard

Colectivaizeishon by Daniel Tunnard

Daniel Tunnard took all 139 buses in Buenos Aires, documenting it all in the book and documentary titled Colectivaizeishon. Born in Sheffield, England, Tunnard's writing is replete with history, wit, and humor. By reading his observations in Colectivaizeishon you learn, of course, about the cit......[Read More]
Goeldi's monkey - Callimico goeldii

Goeldi's monkey - Callimico goeldii

The wildlife of South America includes a vast variety of species. Some are endangered, exotic or a common sight, but all are worth learning about. You may see some on your travels in South America; others you might see only in photos or in captivity.......[Read More]
Inti Raymi Celebrations

Inti Raymi Celebrations

Sacsayhuaman, also called Saqsaywaman, means Satisfied Falcon in Quechua. This huge fortress was created by the city planners of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire, to the head of the capital, with Cuzco as the body. This is the site of a portion of Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun.......[Read More]
The Viking Festival in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

The Viking Festival in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

The Viking Festival in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, takes place in June in Hafnarfjordur's Viking Village, the festival's main event location. Find out more about the Viking Festival in Iceland's town Hafnarfjordur.......[Read More]
Top 9 Places to Stay in Brasilia, Brazil

Top 9 Places to Stay in Brasilia, Brazil

In deference to the theory of modernism in architecture, the plot plan of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was of a bird in flight, or an airplane. Government and administrative buildings form the body of the plane, while residential and shopping areas extend out the wings. The city was planned with......[Read More]
Unique Things About Montevideo, Uruguay

Unique Things About Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is a bustling, modern city that is also the nation's largest city. According to Lonely Planet, it stretches out for more than 12 miles from east to west. Although Montevideo does have issues with pollution and traffic, there also is a restored historic district ca......[Read More]
When in South America, Drink Wine!

When in South America, Drink Wine!

While Europe and the Pacific are more commonly known for wine regions, there is great wine in South America. Discover which varietals to sample.......[Read More]
How to Travel to Sweden With a Dog

How to Travel to Sweden With a Dog

About traveling to Sweden with your dog or cat. Find out what you need to do before you travel to Sweden with a dog or cat. Here are the requirements to take cats / dogs to Sweden.......[Read More]
Surf Tours in Nicaragua

Surf Tours in Nicaragua

Surfing is a popular tourist activity in Nicaraguadamaged boat on beach nicaragua image by robert lerich from Fotolia.comLocated between Honduras and Costa Rica, Nicaragua is a prime surfing location for those looking for the same quality of surf in Costa Rica without the crowds. While.........[Read More]
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza travel and tourism is booming. The source of 70% of Argentina wines, Mendoza offers excellent wine tourism. However, there's more to this region that just vino. Culture, adventure, nature, sports, spas and more draw thousands of visitors every year. Find out the when, where, and what of......[Read More]
Survivor 7: Pearl Islands - Episode 6

Survivor 7: Pearl Islands - Episode 6

One castaway has a heartwarming chat with an ailing snake. After a closely battled Reward Challenge, the winning tribe sinks their teeth into a bounty that heats up their camp and revitalizes their spirits.While looting the losing tribe's camp after a Reward Challenge, a visiting castaway makes......[Read More]
The Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)......[Read More]
Brazil and USA Embassy / Consulate Information

Brazil and USA Embassy / Consulate Information

Addresses, telephone numbers and web sites for the embassy of Brazil in Washington D.C. and the USA Embassy in Brasilia and consulates in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Recife.......[Read More]
Cartagena, Colombia: Building

Cartagena, Colombia: Building

Cartagena was one of the first cities founded by the Spaniards in South America. Begun in 1533, the strategic location called for a fortress, and the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas was started in 1639, but not completed for 150 years. The fortress walls surrounded what is now known as the Ciudad ......[Read More]
Orinoco river dwelling

Orinoco river dwelling

The Orinoco river system is one of the largest in South America, originating along the southern borders of Venezuela and Brazil, in the state of Amazonas. The exact length of the river is still undetermined, with estimates between 1,500 to 1,700 mi (2,410–2,735 km) long, making it among the world&ap......[Read More]
How to Avoid Altitude Sickness on Your Trip to Peru

How to Avoid Altitude Sickness on Your Trip to Peru

Learn how to cope with altitude sickness in Peru with our guide to symptoms, preparation and high altitude locations.......[Read More]
Discover Parque Kennedy and Parque Central in Miraflores, Lima

Discover Parque Kennedy and Parque Central in Miraflores, Lima

The two neighboring parks of Parque Central and Parque Kennedy lie at the heart of Lima’s Miraflores district, wedged between the two main avenues of Diagonal and Larco.......[Read More]
Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette

This simple, low-fat vinaigrette adds a flavorful dressing to any salad.......[Read More]