South America Travel​​
The Weirdness That Is Salar De Uyuni
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The Weirdness That Is Salar De Uyuni

You wouldn’t think that the remnants of a prehistoric lake would make much of a destination, but this slideshow of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, shows you why it’s a must-see in South America. Besides the odd mirror-like effect that occurs after it rains (see above), […]

The Expeditioner Travel Guide To Mozambique
The Expeditioner Travel Guide To Mozambique

The Expeditioner Travel Guide To Mozambique

After my safari in South Africa I hitched a ride to Tofo, Mozambique, a sleepy fishing village on the Indian Ocean known for its great beaches and amazing diving. In this video I head underwater to check out the local population of manta rays, whale sharks, and coral life; meet […]

How To Get Around The End Of The World
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How To Get Around The End Of The World

You ride the train. This week the Star takes us along on a train ride through and around the southernmost city in the world: Ushuia, Argentina. The train is modeled after the ones built in the early 1900s. These trains were crafted with the utmost simplicity — small, narrow and […]

Gran Buenos Aires: San Isidro
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Gran Buenos Aires: San Isidro

For the past couple of months I have stayed within the city boundaries of Buenos Aires. I just figured that I have a lot of time to tour the country and take on new adventures, so I stuck around and tried to really get to know the city. Before venturing […]

Buenos Aires On Foot
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Buenos Aires On Foot

It was some weeks ago that I was on my way to Recoleta, a barrio in Buenos Aires, to check out Latin America’s largest bookstore. I decided to take the bus as opposed to the underground because the routes are a bit more comprehensive. That day, by chance, a young […]

Video: Out To Lunch For Ceviche In Lima
Video: Out To Lunch For Ceviche In Lima

Video: Out To Lunch For Ceviche In Lima

Wouldn’t it be great if every meal you had while traveling was with a knowledgeable chef, there at your side, describing the food and making recommendations for what’s good in the ‘hood? Here’s your chance to experience what that would be like in Lima, Peru, where the order of the […]

¡Che Boludo! A Gringo’s Guide To Understanding (And Swearing Like) The Argentines
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¡Che Boludo! A Gringo’s Guide To Understanding (And Swearing Like) The Argentines

Christmas Eve was a unique experience. The roomies and I got to hang out with some people that we have met, drinking wine, eating beef, and watching fireworks go off from the rooftop terrace. Not like any Christmas I have experienced before. After some eats and treats, our hosts decided […]

News On Argentina’s “Reciprocity Tax”
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News On Argentina’s “Reciprocity Tax”

I have just been informed that the fees charged to Americans, Canadians and Australians as of January 2010 are going to be a one-time payment that is good for 10 years. So, for those that are visiting, or planning to visit Argentina frequently over the next 10 years, the fee […]

Five Bizarre Behaviors In Buenos Aires
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Five Bizarre Behaviors In Buenos Aires

If you’re thinking of hopping a flight to Buenos Aires in order to escape the snow or cold, I have some things to point out. I am not writing this to critique Argentine culture, but as a heads-up to travelers. Even though I read a lot about Buenos Aires before […]

Puebla: Experiencing The City Of Angels
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Puebla: Experiencing The City Of Angels

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience Mexico outside the all-inclusive resorts, away from sprawling Mexico City? Francine Prose did. She checked out Puebla, a two-and-a-half-hour drive southeast of Mexico´s capital. Founded in 1531 by the Spanish, the city has a rich history deeply rooted in religion. Some even believe that […]

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