The world’s biggest rainforest and the largest river (Amazon), the highest mountain range outside Asia (the Andes), remote islands (Galapagos Islands, Easter Island and Fernando de Noronha), heavenly beaches (such as in Brazil’s Northeastern region), wide deserts (Atacama), icy landscapes (Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego), the world’s tallest waterfall (the 979m Angel Falls, in Venezuela) and one of the largest (Iguaçu Falls, Argentina and Brazil), as well as several other breathtaking natural attractions.
Nestled between the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and the South Atlantic Oceans, South America is the wilder of the Americas, and a continent of superlatives.
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Early History Home to years of history, which stretched far and wide. Due to the characteristic weather, the earliest explorers completely bypassed the area. The first settlement in the area was founded 1770 as a mission community. In addition to the mission, a military fort was built. Upon gaining independence, the area grew quickly. The old system gradually came to …
Take a look at each of our stunning locations and imagine yourself there: Lakes and Mountains Stay in our four star lakeside accommodation, whether you choose one of our log chalets or a contemporary apartment, you will look over stunning views of the valley. Perhaps go for a gentle stroll around the local village, a refreshing swim in the beautifully …
Quick Tips Banks – Open Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm. Some banks are closed for lunch. Emergencies – For police, dial a local phone number; for ambulance call a hospital. Internet Access – Wifi is standard in most hotels and free in many coffee shops. Mail – Buy stamps at the Post Office. Convenient post offices are located all cities. Most are open …
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Weekends are a usual oasis in the desert of our workaholic schedule. City breaks are much more than that – a small taste of a different carefree life. Wouldn’t be great if we could just merge them once in a while? Weekend city breaks – and not necessarily in cities – are just perfect for all of us who thirst …Continue reading
The truth is, hostels can be a wonderful place to stay during a trip. More often than not, they are inexpensive. Not only that, but if you look hard enough, you can find truly wonderful places — like Book And Bed Tokyo. According to their website, Book And Bed is “an accommodation bookshop.” Book And Bed Getting a good night’s …Continue reading
The eternal city of Rome was born on the 21st April, 753 BC which was the feast of Pales, protector of the shepherds. It is believed that the name comes from the Etruscan Rumon, meaning river, which would translate as ‘city on the river.’ It is said that all roads lead to Rome and the Appian Way is the …Continue reading