10 spectacular national Parks in South America
By Alfonso Tandazo
With no less than 300 national parks and reserves dotting the continent, it’s no easy task to choose the best of these South American wonders. Their jaw-dropping landscapes and robust biomes are as rich and diverse as the region’s many cultures.
In any case, we took a shot at listing what we consider 10 of the most extraordinary national parks for experiencing South America’s natural marvels. Filled with everything from rainforests, steppes and waterfalls, to deserts, mountain ranges and rivers, visiting any of these reserves will prove to be an unforgettable experience for those who love nature and outdoor adventure.
1. Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
With a name as striking as “Land of Fire,” travelers can only expect Tierra del Fuego to be an out-of-this-world destination …and it is! Situated on the far-flung southernmost tip of South America, this rugged archipelago reflects Patago [...]
One doesn’t need to travel to Mars or the Moon when otherworldly landscapes exist right here on earth. Just east of Page, Arizona, USA, located in the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, is a terracotta-coloured slot canyon called Antelope Canyon. Here, you will find the kind of supernatural beauty that, were you to see […]
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Ready to finally dive into planning that trip to Africa? On a continent of such scale, diversity and limitless possibility, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you’re the sort that loves to do everything, then taking advantage of a new flight link between Kenya’s Masai Mara and Uganda is an excellent […]
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India is one of the most amazing places on the planet. Rich in culture and geographically diverse, people flock to India, from all around the world, every year in search of some of the world’s greatest wonders. It holds the 2nd biggest population, not that one would doubt it by walking through the fantastically wonderful […]
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There are few things more magical than hunting down the Northern Lights in Iceland… when you’re successful! But for every great story heard from a friend who witnessed the green and pink dancing curtains 3 nights in a row, there’s the misery tale from another friend who was driven around in a big bus night […]
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Private jets have access to over 3,000 airports in Europe, but which airports are most popular with private jet users? We look at the busiest airports in Europe based on the number of movements (landing and take-offs) throughout the year by private jet. Although Paris Le Bourget is top of the list with the most […]
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Discovering the secrets of the Terracotta Army
By David Moore
In 1974 a poor farmer named Mr. Yang was digging a new well in his field when a head rolled out of the earth landing at his feet, followed by an arm, hand outstretched, as if trying to grasp him. He ran in terror believing his ancestors had returned from the afterlife to punish him. He returned later that day supported by two other farmers and they began to dig.
What they found was the start of one of the most extraordinary archaeological finds in history, eight thousand Terracotta Warriors protecting the vast 2200-year-old tomb of the first emperor Qin Shi Huang. He of the Qing Dynasty who built the Great Wall.
First emperor of the Terracotta army
He is known as the Emperor of Two Miracles: the Great Wall and the Warriors. But he also stopped the civil war, unified the country, created a single currency and a common language, invented chrome-plating technology, built high-speed roads and dug canals to connect th [...]
If you’re making plans to celebrate Christmas and the New Year away from home then a luxury yacht charter in one of these five fantastic destinations could be exactly what you’re looking for: Not only do you have complete privacy on board and a personalised service, you can also choose a vessel with amenities to […]
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Being based in Southeast Asia we get limited opportunities to visit Europe, but instead spend our time lusting after the vegan food and vegan friendly luxury hotels that we read about online. So when given the chance of a whistle stop tour of Paris and London during which time we would get to live out […]
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Andalucía has so much to offer. There is delicious food, splendid sunshine for much of the year and many cultural delights to enjoy. The scenery is also dynamic. This part of Spain is home to beautiful mountain ranges, as well as long stretches of coastline. Some of the beaches are untouched while others are occupied […]
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The word luxury usually conjures up images of decadence and comfort for most of us. That may be a bit extreme, but luxury is usually tied to ideas of power and wealth. Success dictates the level of luxury we have in our lives. The more successful you are, the greater level of luxury you can […]
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