[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmPXyQkbyX8] Starting early next week, the city of Puno, Peru is transformed for the Virgin of Candelaria Festival. Thousands of dancers and musicians fill the streets with sounds and fantastic costumes to fill the senses. The Virgin of Candelaria is the patron saint of Puno; this festival honors the saint with one of the regions most celebrated and elaborate festivals, bringing together two major Andean cultures: the Quechuas from the [...]
Following an announcement last week from the Chilean government of a proposed 17% increase in natural gas expenses – protests broke out in the Magallanes region of Patagonia. Protests came to an end yesterday evening as the government and the people of Magallanes came to an agreement, finalizing the end of the strike. The new agreement limits the increase to 3%, and includes an additional increase of subsidies for poorer [...]
More and more, an overnight camping trip on Antarctica is becoming a popular addition to a polar adventure. The majority of expedition ships offer this optional excursion to a select number of passengers each voyage, which is definitely not for everyone… but is definitely one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that hearty travelers have a hard time passing up (yours-truly included). Beyond your camping basics, here are a few other items [...]
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