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How to spend a day in Tallinn

Medieval buildings, cobbled streets, terracotta rooftops, quaint cafes and...smoked fish on the breakfast buffet? Welcome to Tallin! The capital of Estonia, Tallinn lies on the coast of the Gulf of Finland and is one of the must see destinations in the Baltics. Like stepping back in time, the city is home to one of the most well preserved Old Towns in Eastern Europe. Since making the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 1997, Tallinn has slowly been...

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Things to do in Vienna

The city of culture, classical music and of course cake, Vienna is a jewel in Central Europe. It’s not hard to image the imperial Habsburg family calling it home, as the whole city looks like something straight out of a fairy tale. Each building, even if it was a just a basic shop front made us stop to take a photo. I have culminated a list of some of the best experiences in Vienna to enjoy.

Watch an opera

Home to some of the greatest composers that ever...

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An Insider’s View on Patagonia

The wild, untamed landscapes of Patagonia in the most southern tip of South America may seem like a faraway destination. The region, situated between Argentina and Chile is remote. Famous for its vast national parks and jaw-dropping natural wonders, it is a destination to be conquered and explored. Maybe you are itching to discover Patagonia? Or maybe this is the first time the region has crept onto your bucket list? Read our interview with Julia Baulina about an adventure to one of...

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Top tips for an adventure in Colombia

Do you have a hankering to visit Colombia but don't know where to start? Perhaps you have always wanted to get under the skin of this feisty country but have been unsure where to begin? Have no fear! We have compiled some top tips for visiting Colombia that will help if you're planning an adventure to one of the most exciting countries in South America.

Learn some Spanish

Colombia is still a relatively new country in terms of tourism. Unlike some other...

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7 films and books that feature Latin America

Films and books have inspired people to travel for years. Some of the greatest blockbusters and literary classics have been set in iconic destinations that have made people pick up their passports and journey to the corners of the world where their favourite forms of entertainment are made or set. Latin America has a whole host of destinations that have set the scene for some of the greatest fictional characters. Below we have listed some well-known classics, and the hidden gems that feature...

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5 Instagram Travel Photography Tips

Hey there fellow adventurers.

This is a blog for all you guys and girls travelling around the world (and even those who don’t), to help get a little more from your Instagram account and editing your photos. These aren't set rules or anything, just friendly tips and an insight into how I edit/prepare and go about getting my images for Instagram. The main focus is on travel images, and I got plenty of those when I was on Tucan Travel's overland trip from Victoria Falls to Cape Town over...

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6 ways to keep the travel memories safe

Picture this. You have landed back home after the most amazing tour, crossing 6 countries and meeting tons of friends along the way. Wistful you wish you were back, you keep flicking through the Facebook albums to remind yourself of the sun baking down on a Costa Rica beach or THAT night at Rio Carnival. Well we know that pain. All of us here at Tucan Travel know that feeling of being more lost at home than in the middle of a South American rainforest when arriving back from travels. Have no...

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Reasons to visit: Salento, Colombia.

A flight delay and a missed connection were to blame for my first visit to Colombia. The visit was a short 14 hour trip to the slightly chaotic, somewhat gloomy Bogota. The airline offered me a hotel for the night and an old friend in town picked me up to take me to the bi-yearly Iberia-American festival of Theatre that was taking place at the time.In that one night I was not only introduced to some exceptionally funny shows on the many stages, but also live salsa bands and was given a short...

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Feasting on Fanesca – Easter in Ecuador

Easter is a great time to visit Ecuador! With such a large Catholic population, the week known as Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, is a time of celebration and it is common to come across festivals, parades and street music.

But this Easter I discovered another benefit to being in Ecuador during holy week - Fanesca! In 10 minutes of walking around town I had seen Fanesca advertised in about 90% of the restaurants I walked past, but I had no idea what it was. Being in a...

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Photo diary: Day five at Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival culminates in a huge, giant parade down the Sambadrome of samba schools showing off their moves under the watch of judges, tourists and locals. Greg and Carole were there from  Travizeo to capture the action. These photos have been taken from their Instagram and Facebook pages.

When no selfie stick is available, improvise

You're going to need your energy for the Sambadrome

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