South America

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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Take the Tequila Express

Every Saturday morning at 11am a train leaves Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, heading for a small town of about 14,000 people in the Jalisco highlands: Amatitan. Mike Gerrard takes the express train to Herradura, Mexico’s oldest tequila distillery. 

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