Kathmandu temples and prayer flags

Preparing for Everest Base Camp

Posted on 10. Jul, 2014 by Monika Wilczynska.

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I’m sure everyone is aware you have to be relatively fit to do this trek. I was told you don’t need to be the ultimate athlete (I’m most definitely not!); you just have to make sure you’ve had some form of physical preparation for a few months before your trek. After speaking to friends who have done [...]

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Bethany Looi at Machu Picchu

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Parents

Posted on 07. Jul, 2014 by Bethany Looi.

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I spent eight months in South America including Tucan Travel’s 46 days overland tour through Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru… all with my parents. We were one of the few families I saw traveling together and the only family in our tour group. My brother and I are teens, which leaves some wondering how we [...]

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Mexican Markets

Magical Mexico

Posted on 02. Jul, 2014 by Emily O Connor.

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Mexico has enchanted me ever since I read about the ancient civilisation of the Maya in history in secondary school. Such a fusion of cultures! The second biggest country in Latin America & so much more than sombreros & tequila! I succumbed to the magnetic pull in March this year & I can honestly say [...]

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The Glacier

The Viedma Glacier in El Chalten

Posted on 30. Jun, 2014 by Michael Fab.

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Today we actually walk on a glacier itself. Our choice for this activity is the Viedma glacier at El Chalten. This glacier is the 2nd largest in South America at over 900 sq km in surface area and 150 to 200 m deep. First off after being dropped on the bank by the boat is [...]

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Brigadero

Things to do in Recife

Posted on 26. Jun, 2014 by Claudia Looi.

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Recife, Brazil’s fifth largest city is located along the northern coast. This vibrant city has the old colonial charm, city vibe and laid back beach culture. Bridges and canals connect this city surrounded by water- hence known as “Venice of Brazil.” Visitors shouldn’t bypass the historical sites, art, beaches and of course, football of Recife. [...]

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Ipirapuera Park

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Posted on 18. Jun, 2014 by Claudia Looi.

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Imagine the possibilities when visiting Sao Paulo- 110 museums, 240,000 stores, 200 helipads, 12,500 restaurants, 1,500 pizzerias, 70 nationalities and a population of almost 12 million. And over three football stadiums that sit 40,000 and more. Sao Paulo, the megalopolis city has always been the economic, sports and cultural center of Brazil. Nothing is stopping [...]

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Amazon Jungle from Manaus

Things to do in Manaus

Posted on 13. Jun, 2014 by Jess Millett.

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The meeting of the waters A sight not to be missed from Manaus, the meeting of the waters is the point where the dark Rio Negro meets the sandy colours Amazon River. Along a stretch of the river, the colours muddy together to the point where you can see exactly where the waters mix. Visit [...]

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Manaus Opera House

What you don’t know about Brazil

Posted on 11. Jun, 2014 by Jess Millett.

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Yesterday it was announced that one in three people in the UK cannot place Brazil on a map. This is despite the football mad nation making up nearly half of the South American continent. With the kick-off of the World Cup now less than 36 hours away, Brazil is getting ready to have all eyes [...]

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