Features - South America

A celebration of life

Home to more than one third of all species on the planet, ranging from the gentle to the fierce, the Amazon is rife with fascinating creatures – all interesting, many stunning, and some among Earth’s most dangerous.

Thunder River

Chances are that only a 
few visitors understand 
the mathematics of fluid motion, yet just two minutes spent beside Iguazú’s tumultuous maelstrom are enough to convey the raw power of 1,750 cubic metres of water a second. The sound and fury created as the engorged Río Iguazú pours over 80-metre-high basalt ledges are overpowering, the visceral impact of up-close contact with one of South America’s most compelling experiences.

Articles - South America

Festival of Tango

The 8th Campeonato Mundial de Baile, August 13–31, attracts tango lovers from all over the globe. Forget last month’s soccer World Cup; Buenos Aires is always number one in tango. And to understand and experience Buenos Aires, and even Argentina, you must taste the tango.

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Calle Thames, Buenos Aires

Running through the heart of Buenos Aires’ relaxed and leafy Palermo Viejo neighbourhood, Thames serves up an eclectic ensemble of some of the best and most interesting shops, restaurants, and sights sited along a single street.

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luxe - Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo

Surrounded by a sea of trees and historic mansions of São Paulo, sits the hotel Unique. Best known for its bold design and stunning views of the city, this boutique hotel skilfully combines modernity, elegance, and comfort.

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Teatro Colon

Although it has taken more than a nose job to replenish her beauty, the Teatro Colón’s problematic four-year restoration has overcome various hurdles to reopen in time for Argentina’s bicentenary.

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Spirit of Argentina

“Even though we like to think we are in a crisis, we aren’t really,” says historian Gabriel Di Meglio. And to a certain extent, he’s right.

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A Taste of Sao Paulo

The cosmopolitan megalopolis of São Paulo has often looked abroad for its sense of taste. But now, a new culinary movement is turning inward to find the country’s true flavour. Mara Goldwyn visits three of the city’s finest chefs to find out more.

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luxe - Faena Hotel + Universe, Buenos Aires

Perched ideally on the waterfront in swanky Puerto Madero, adjacent to the cobblestoned bohemian tango neighbourhood of San Telmo, the moody and stylishly daring Faena Hotel + Universe serves as a luxe gateway to exploring Buenos Aires – an intoxicating cocktail of European class and Latin vivacity.


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maître d’ - Jun Sakamoto

In a pocket of Japanese culture in the heart of São Paulo, Jun Sakamoto’s minimalist cuisine and decor reflect unadulterated taste.

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