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South America's Poetic Contrasts: An Exquisite Visual Journey

Filmmakers Clemens Krüger, Vincent Urban and Stefan Templer journeyed to Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil in an old, …

Backpacker diaries: travellers' tales from South America

Pisco sour hangovers in Peru, the king of swings in Ecuador … backpackers tell us their South America highlights<p>Lucy Woods, 21, from Dorset<p>There is more to ancient Peru than the Incas. After graduating with a degree in archaeology and anthropology from Bristol I attended several archaeological digs …

A Guide to Bussing It in South America: How to Stay Comfortable and Sane - Vagabondish

South America is an amazing continent in so many ways. It boasts a vast array of indigenous cultures, an incredible depth of history and some of the …

Quito, Ecuador: The Most Beautiful City In South America?

For the fifth year in a row, International Living has chosen Ecuador as the #1 retirement destination in the world. And for good reason. You can read all about it here.<p>But when North Americans come to Ecuador, they often bypass the capital city in favor of other destinations. Why? Beats us. Because …

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Colombia Unexplored

No country on earth is more geographically blessed than Colombia, with its high-altitude peaks, lush jungles, pristine beaches, wildlife-rich rainforest, and strong coffee. Now that the guerrillas of the FARC are moving toward a peace accord, the land of cocaine and kidnappings may become the best …

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Hiking the Inca Trail

The security line at my home airport in Washington, D.C., isn’t where I expected to get my first reminder that I should have trained a little more for 19 days of trekking the mountains of Peru.<p>I assumed that lesson would be taught somewhere around 9,000 feet, on the Inca Trail. But before I even …

A Bittersweet Film Festival in Kenya

It’s the closing night of the Dadaab film festival—a week of screenings in the world’s largest refugee camp, organized by the nonprofit Film Aid. I’m sitting on a plastic chair in the sand, watching black-and-white images of Ethiopian soldiers battling Italian armored cars and Somali nomads, …

An underground photography mission

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Fall Pop Preview: A 'Roar' Of 'Applause' For New Music

<i>Listen at the audio link to Ann Powers' conversation with NPR's Rachel Martin about</i> <i>the pair of singles that jump-started the fall 2013 pop season.</i><p>How do you know autumn is on its way? Turning leaves? Previews of Oscar contenders at the movie theater? The announcement of a new J.J. Abrams project? …