LJ Krooker

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11 differences between a normal friend and a Brazilian friend

1. A normal friend will invite you to a BBQ and serve you some burgers or sausages.<p>A Brazilian friend will invite you to what a BBQ should be: a</i> …

The Best-Kept Secrets In South American Travel

<i>By: Karina Martinez-Carter</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Sure, the backpackers might <i>think</i> they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to …

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Why Not Visit South America?

Latin America does not always make it into lists of most popular areas to visit, but that's because not everyone is willing to give it a chance. Those who do however, are always in for great adventures and out-of-this world travel experiences. Here's why.<p>The People. The welcoming smiles that greet …

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Cabin by the Fagnano Lake in Tolhuin, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.Contributed by Irina Tozzola

Cabin by the Fagnano Lake in <b>Tolhuin, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina</b>.<p>Contributed by Irina Tozzola.

The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …

Argentina halts rice 'impregnated with cocaine' en route to Europe

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine customs agents found about 30 kg (66 lbs) of cocaine hidden in a way they had never seen before when drug-sniffing dogs found the drug had been absorbed into grains of rice headed for Europe via Africa, an official said on Wednesday.<p>The bust underscores the role …

See Breathtaking Photos of the Galapagos Islands on the Anniversary of Darwin's Voyage

Caption from LIFE. A giant tortoise, sensing danger, draws in its head with a hiss of alarm. It weighs 500 pounds, measu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

Chile declares disaster zone in port city after earthquake

Parts of the port city of Coquimbo were declared a disaster zone on Thursday after an 8.3-magnitude quake hit off the coast, killing at least 11 people and likely causing billions in damage.<p>Overturned cars and splintered boats sat mud next to furniture, toppled adobe homes and fishing nets tangled …

What you’ll miss if you don’t take the Lares route to Machu Picchu

Solitude<p>500 people a day set out on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, making it the most famous and famously traversed hike in South America. The …

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9 things kids from the US can learn from Argentine culture

1. To be more affectionate with loved ones.<p>It seems like too many kids in the US only give someone a hug if that person bought them something, or …

This Is What Would Happen If Paddington Bear Tried To Immigrate To The UK Today

The government is talking tough on immigration. But this isn't good news for Peruvians without the correct paperwork.<p>"The biggest challenge would be getting entry to the UK, explains Trott. "If [Paddington] had a valid passport then he'd probably get in. If his identity is real then he would carry …

Four Peruvian Ingredients You're Going to Start Seeing on Menus

Pichuberries, amaranth, oca: find out where to go to try some of these lesser-known South American staples.<p>From the ancient cathedrals in Cuzco to …

Delightful pop-up Camping restaurant brings the great outdoors to busy Buenos Aires

1/22<p>Gabi Balan's self-service eatery Camping in Buenos Aires<p>Camping is a delightful pop-up restaurant in Buenos Aires that gives urbanites a taste of …

Things to Do in Uruguay | Photos, Guides, Itineraries | AFAR

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Sailors take precautions in fear of Rio water

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - International sailors in Brazil for an Olympic test event are taking special supplements and precautionary measures to stop them getting sick during and after the week-long event in Rio de Janeiro’s murky waters, team representatives said on Friday.<p>Rowers practice at Rodrigo …

Peru Adventures: Everything You Need To Know About Hiking The Inca Trail

<i>Machu Picchu. Photo courtesy of Martin Lang/flickr.</i>For those looking to hike the Inca Trail in Peru, there is a lot of conflicting information when …

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Top Five Side Trips From Machu Picchu

Don't go all the way to Machu Picchu without having one of these experiences, the perfect way to round out a trip to Peru.<p>For many visitors to Peru, Machu Picchu is the number one draw. But Peru is such an ecologically, topographically, and historically rich country that it’d be a waste to travel …

Real life Tip for travelling to Bolivia and the Salt Flats... go with friends that understand perspective photos or practise first! Just visited myself last week and we didn't nail the pics! Any questions about Bolivia let me know in the comments! I Loved it!

Santa Rosa cemetery: Poor live alongside the dead in Peru neighbourhood - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The citizens of two impoverished neighbourhoods near Peru's capital share space with the sprawling, century-old Santa Rosa cemetery, living among a …

Camping in Argentina’s remote wilderness is unbelievable. These photos explain.

Argentina has many campgrounds but the beauty is that you don’t need to depend on them. Boondocking is allowed and very common indeed. The most …

Travel Bucket List: Patagonia

Carved into the Patagonian Andes, the Cuevas de Mármol are located on a peninsula of solid marble bordering Lake General Carrera, a remote glacial …

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5 Realizations Americans Have on the Beaches of Rio de Janeiro

For those of us who grew up inland, the beach has always drawn us to its waves. The allure of sun, sand, and ocean elicits an automatic smile and …

Win a Trip to Colombia Official Rules | AFAR PROMO

<b>NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.</b><p><b>SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD:</b> The <b>Trip to Colombia</b> …

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6 Things You Need to Know Before Going to Buenos Aires

On day one of my trip to Buenos Aires, I immediately realized my trip wasn’t going to be long enough. The city is effortlessly cool and blends …

5 Ways Patagonia Will Steal Your Heart

Patagonia has one of the most surreal landscapes I’ve ever seen. It’s easy to slip into a solemn state, in complete awe and reverence of nature. I …

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Colombia's mud volcano | CNN Travel