Tag : south america

The Trump of the Tropics?

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The rise of populism has begun to strain liberal democracy across Western Europe and the United States. Brazil, South America’s largest democratic country, appears, also, to be falling for a populist’s allure. Jair Bolsonaro, a man described as “Trump on steroids”, looks poised to become its next president. Yet, what … Read More

A Journey Through Columbia

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Already thinking forward to next summer and proposing travelling to Latin America? Then make sure to visit Colombia; it’s the perfect place to start exploring the continent and a place to begin practicing your Spanish. If you’re not sure where to start, Bogotá, Cartagena and Medellin should be top of … Read More

“Guayaquil de mis amores” – Ecuador’s Hidden Beauty

3 years ago / 0 comments

If you are willing to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, to the far side of South America you will find a little corner of the world that is home to 16 million people. Despite it being one of the more overlooked South American countries, Ecuador will surprise you with its … Read More

Travel | Chile and Pablo Neruda – A poet in a world of his own

5 years ago / 0 comments

As South America’s spindliest country, Chile is side-saddled between a gloriously blue Pacific Ocean, and the neighboring Latino countries of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. However, aside from being the thinnest and longest country near the end of the world, Chile is not especially evocative for an international audience. Perhaps being renowned … Read More

Photojournal: Winter Days in Buenos Aires

5 years ago / 0 comments

It’s 6am and LAN Airlines Flight #461 from Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires is turbulently scaling the Andes Mountains. As the sun rises and illuminates their peaks, long shadows are cast through the snow. Sat next to the plane wing, I’m frustrated by my view being cut in half, … Read More

Dakar Rally 2013: “Beyond injury – achieving the extraordinary”

6 years ago / 0 comments

25.01.13 Sam Heath On Saturday afternoon when many were nursing a Fruity induced hangover, the race2recovery team were crossing the finishing line of the toughest endurance motor race, the Dakar Rally in South America. After completing the 15 day, 9,000km event, the team were unsurprisingly delighted: “Our team motto is … Read More