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In the St Andrews student newspaper (the Saint) and in V!va List Latin America: 333 Places and Experiences that People Love.
Ask the locals and try everything once.
Eating iguana soup outside of León, Nicaragua. I had just seen one killed two days before.
Try to find out when the festivals are or visit during major holidays.
Europe, all over Latin America, China and Japan
Back to Boston to rest up.
Punta del Este experiences a brief peak season, from after Christmas to mid-January when well –to-do Uruguayans, Argentineans and Brazilians ......Read More
An alternative to Galápagos cruises and land-based tours leaving from Puerto Ayora or San Cristobal is to island hop, staying ......Read More
For English speakers, Hospital Británico (Av. Italia 2420, Tel: 400-9011) offers bilingual doctors and quality medical service. You can pay ......Read More
Tread foot on ancient ground at the Temple of Kotosh—the oldest evidence of human civilization in Peru, dating between 4,000 ......Read More
Altitude: 3,350m (10,990 ft) Phone Code: 43 Tucked away in the Cordillera Huayhuash south-west of Huaraz is Chiquián, a hidden ......Read More
Bolivia’s Lake Titicaca is not only the cradle of Andean civilization, but also is the legendary birthplace of the sun ......Read More
For a tourist class hotel on Isla Isabela, San Vicente does a pretty good job. Picnic tables and hammocks line ......Read More
Though it's called an apart hotel, accommodation options at Punta Trouville are rooms more so than apartments. That said, this ......Read More
Bremen's Apartments are cozy and comfortable, though somewhat lacking in adequate natural light. The apart hotel is an excellent choice ......Read More
Buddha Bar La Barra is one of the most surprising things to hit the jet set in years. This beach ......Read More
Lo de Tere is somewhat of an institution in Punta del Este, catering to over 180 guests nightly in its ......Read More
For budget, no frills fast-food without skimping on the view, head to Chivitería Marcos on the Rambla del Puerto. You ......Read More
Hosting one of the largest sea-lion colonies in South America, Isla de Lobos makes for a great escape from the ......Read More
Spend an afternoon wandering around the Feria Artesanal or Craft Market on Plaza Artigas, where one can find all sorts ......Read More
The Museo Taller Casa Pueblo showcases the works of Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, who has spent the last fifty ......Read More
Buquebus, the principal ferry company operating between Uruguay and Argentina, offers package vacations on both sides of the Río de ......Read More
For the past eight years Mundo Turismo has been providing Montevideans and foreigners alike with day trips and weekend getaways ......Read More
Andes Top Peru offers five trekking routes in the Cordillera Huayhuash, ranging from four to 15 days. Most treks will ......Read More
Uruguayans like to shop. It comes as no surprise then that Uruguay’s capital and most populous city presents many, varied ......Read More
Manos del Uruguay sells authentic, Uruguayan knits. Sweaters, hats and other woolen goods on sale here are stitched together with ......Read More
For whacky and wooly woven goods, Manos del Uruguay won't disappoint. Silly hats, oversize sacos (sweaters) and funky blazers can ......Read More
The Jatun Sacha Foundation—which in Quechua means “Great Wilderness”—is an environmental conservation organization with eight biological stations in Ecuador, spread ......Read More
Work as a volunteer in education (teaching English as a volunteer), health, conservation and development projects part-time, 20 hours a ......Read More
Volunteer Visions places volunteers on health projects in understaffed medical clinics on the outskirts of Cusco. Projects run from two ......Read More
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