What are the Southern Cone Countries?

Southern Cone Globe

Referring to the countries in South America that are around and south of the Tropic of Capricorn, the Southern Cone, in geographical terms, is comprised of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. However, Southern Brazil and Paraguay are politically and socially considered to also be part of the Southern Cone, and so we refer to all five […]

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Defining Patagonia

As the Southern Hemisphere spring and summer approach, our thoughts turn to a Patagonia vacation, but many of us have only a vague idea what that means. Consequently, I’d like to take an opportunity to define the region that has stimulated the imagination since Ferdinand Magellan first landed there in the 16th century. Intending visitors […]

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Patagonia Wildlife: Best Times for Viewing Patagonia Animals

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Patagonia is as unique as it is enormous; a place where chunks of ice as large as double-decker buses break off vast glaciers into the ocean below. It is an untamed wonderland home to some of the few remaining uninhabited places on Earth and ecosystems and habitats that are rife with wildlife. For adventurous travellers, […]

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Where are the Penguins?

As winter turns to spring – in the Southern Hemisphere – penguins are on the move, but it’s not for their Patagonia vacation. Rather, this is the season that most of them, after spending the winter at sea, migrate to their nesting sites in the South Atlantic and South Pacific, including Argentina, Chile and the […]

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Inspired Settings For Your Chile Honeymoon

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Chile is a country that forges an excellent balance between an adventurous and luxurious honeymoon. Its long, thin form, which extends from the Peruvian border in the north and curls around towards Argentina and the Southern Ocean in the south, provides an equally captivating mixture of climates and environments. Every possible type of Chile honeymoon […]

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Where to Find Humboldt Penguins in South America

Humboldt penguins

While penguins are conventionally associated with habitats in Antarctica and the southernmost parts of the world, several species are known to inhabit coastal areas and islets around South America. Among the most recognizable are the endangered Galapagos penguins of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and Magellanic penguins, which live in colonies along the shores of […]

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Argentina Animals: 5 Hot Spots for Wildlife Watching

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While Argentina is perhaps best known for its sweeping, sparsely-inhabited steppe in the south, a thriving range of habitats are contained in this diverse, vast country. Subtropical jungle reigns in the north, while epic stretches of coastline complete an impressive richness of ecosystems and wildlife. Budding zoologists and wildlife fanatics, this is the list for […]

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to the Best Indian National Parks

indian national parks

The first national park in India was only established in 1936, but the country has since demonstrated its commitment to protecting areas of important biodiversity by founding a further 102. Expect to see Royal Bengal tigers, snow leopards and picturesque mountains as we travel across this vast country to introduce you to the best Indian national […]

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8 Types of Argentina Traditional Food To Sample In Buenos Aires

argentina traditional food

Porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) share a love of good food with their fellow countrymen, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that a trip to the capital is a guaranteed way of encountering the very best of Argentina traditional food. Indeed, this vibrant city has more than its fair share of top-class […]

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7 Awe-Inspiring Patagonian Adventures To Have In 2017

Let’s face it, few places on the planet live and breathe adventure more than the glacier-riddled and hiking hot spot that is Patagonia. So make 2017 your year of adventure with these seven awe-inspiring trips to take in Patagonia.

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