Mexico – The Top 5 Edible Insects

July 28, 2013

How about kicking off the day with a breakfast of fried grasshoppers, stink bugs, honey ants, Maguey white worms, and small water bug eggs, perhaps washed down with some mezcal? After a start like that, the day can only get better we think!

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Photo: Frog with umbrella

July 26, 2013

Impossible! What kind of frog is this?? Sadly, not a frog fed up with yet another deluge in a Costa Rican rainforest. Nor is it from anywhere else in Latin America. No, it’s from East Java, Indonesia, where rainfall must be monstrous – or the frogs particularly switched on. The photo was by Penkdix Palme […]

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My year in the remotest Amazon

July 15, 2013

This is a guest post by Joost Wilms, who spent a year in the deepest Colombian Amazon studying tapirs and tells the fascinating story of what he did and how he lived alongside the Andoke tribe. Since then, as he mentions below, he founded the lovely boutique Dantica Lodge in Costa Rica (check out our […]

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The best coffee shop in Costa Rica?

July 3, 2013

Costa Rica is the land of coffee. Well-known by connoisseurs and coffee buyers, the country produces one of the world’s finest arabicas. So why is it that, when driving around, it’s so hard to find a place for a decent cup of coffee or cappuccino? We frequently do drive around, and we always watch out […]

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Photos by Bernard Robinson

July 1, 2013

A selection of photos taken by Bernard Robinson during his Latin American tour covering 8 countries! For his comments on the tour, click here.

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Dantica Lodge – a refuge within a refuge

June 23, 2013

The great thing about Costa Rica is its incredible variety. The country is small, and in just a short distance the scenery and climate can change radically. No better example is leaving the warmth of the Central Valley and heading south from Cartago along the Panamerican Highway.  The road soon starts twisting and climbing towards […]

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Discovering Latin America – and yourself

June 13, 2013

Is it a cliché that you find yourself when you travel? We don’t think so, because you don’t always. All depends on the trip, how long you are away, and how open you are to new experiences. Here’s an inspiring illustration from Bernard Robinson, who recently ventured on a really epic grand adventure tour of […]

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Pisco Sour? No, Chile and Peru Sour

May 10, 2013

For those unaware of the tipple, Pisco is a strong, colourless brandy which is distilled in both Peru and Chile. There has been a great and at times heated debate about the right to claim Pisco as their own between these South American neighbours with no end in sight. This is in stark contrast to […]

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Galapagos touring & living – worlds apart

May 9, 2013

Not everybody experiences the dream of living and working in the Galapagos Islands. Carol Ann Bassett recently did, for almost a year, on assignment from National Geographic Books to research into the way Galapagos and its people were evolving over time. She lived in the idyllic surroundings of Academy Bay, quite a fitting location for […]

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Photos by Fiona Yue (Peru)

April 21, 2013

Photos taken by Fiona Yue during a Peru tour.

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