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The Chilean Bellflower: 10 Facts About This National Flower

  • Australis

With its bright pink flowers, the Chilean bellflower or copihue is an easily identifiable plant that is native to its namesake country. As the Chilean national flower, it’s also an important symbol of the country’s identity and culture. 1. The Chilean bellflower is the only species of the lapageria Otherwise […]

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Taruca: Facts And About The North Andean Huemul

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More commonly known by the name North Andean huemul, the taruca is a vulnerable species of deer that is related to, but should not be confused with, the South Andean huemul. The taruca inhabits elevated areas of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. Key facts about the Taruca or North Andean huemul […]

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8 Facts You Never Knew About the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago

  • Australis

Situated across the Strait of Magellan and at the very tip of the South American continent, the Tierra del Fuego archipelago is often described as the “uttermost ends of the earth”. But besides being home to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, this land of windswept steppe, gleaming glacial lakes and […]

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Best Destinations For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Adventure Cruise

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Unlike overland travel, cruises can take you to some of the globe’s remotest, most inaccessible corners and deliver you an adventure from the comfort of your cabin. It’s no wonder that expedition cruises are taking the tourism industry by storm and that more people than ever are opting for this […]

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Holidays to Madagascar: 10 Places Wildlife Lovers Can’t Miss

  • Australis

It hardly needs mentioning that holidays to Madagascar normally revolve around one thing and one thing only: the hope of spotting some of its mind-bogglingly huge array of endemic wildlife. With this country covered in sweltering rainforests and comprising 3100-mile (5000km) coastline, there are plenty of places to look! A whopping five […]

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The History of the Strait of Magellan and What to See There

  • Australis

Named after the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, who was the first European explorer to sail through these waters, the Strait of Magellan is a historic, 350-mile (564km) passage that separates the southernmost end of the Americas and Tierra del Fuego. History of the Strait of Magellan Discovery of the Strait […]

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Top 4 Places from Around the World For A Summer Adventure

  • Australis

With spring very much sprung, it’s time to start planning your summer vacation. Seeking to escape to some of the globe’s most exciting recesses? We’ve put together our top picks for a summer adventure whether you’re drawn by the thrill of hitting the slopes in the world’s southernmost ski resort or […]

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