South America

The Patagonian Lake District. South America’s Switzerland

The South of Argentina has fairy tale Alpine scenery, magical lakes and mountains and the best chocolate she has ever tasted. Judith Baker explores the Patagonian lakes.

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Discovering Antarctica aboard Ponant’s Le Soléal

In an almost surreal moment, an immense crack echoed across the bay, and I watched transfixed as a huge chunk of ice calved off a glacier in slow motion and plummeted into the sea.

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Insider guide to Buenos Aires

Bueno Aires is a vibrant city with a Latino heart that never stops beating. Many of her buildings hark from the faded grandeur of 19th century Europe, but this only enhances her appeal.

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See Quito like a local

Early morning atop the Cruz de Loma lookout. At almost 4,000 metres it’s close to the summit of Quito’s still-grumbling Pichincha volcano, and I’m sitting on a swing.

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Silversea Galapagos Expedition Cruise

Silversea has done a remarkable job with this Galapagos expedition cruise. It has managed to combine an extraordinary wildlife expedition experience with the outstanding luxury service its guests have come to expect.

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Hiking and Cycling in Colombia

Who would have thought it? I’m cycling around the centre of Medellin in Colombia, until recently one of the world’s most dangerous cities, with over 6,000 killings recorded in 1991.

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