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Edward spent three years at Oxford playing his trumpet and learning to punt in a straight line (a useful skill for South American river travel). He then farmed for 10 years in South America (based in the Venezuelan Llanos, Orinoco Delta, Morrocoy and Valencia; in Brazil he ran a 50,000 acre farm in São Paulo state with lots of cattle, sugar cane, soya, maize and anacondas) and Argentina is full of his cousins.

He has visited virtually every country in Central and South America, and memorable travels include a ride across the Andes from Argentina to Chile, jungle lodges of Ecuador, Guyana, the Serra Geral and wine valleys of southern Brazil, and the Missions of Paraguay. Having taken his family to Venezuela several years ago they now insist on regular Latin American jaunts - these have included Brazil, Guatemala and Honduras, and northern Argentina.

Edward was Chairman of the Latin American Travel Association for ten years, is now a roving Counsellor, and is also a trustee of the LATA Foundation.

Most memorable moment

Walking from Chile to Argentina on a remote path south of Lago O'Higgins and getting the first view of the Fitzroy peaks - magical.

Top tip

Do take a hat.

Next 'must see'

Blue whales in southern Chile.

Ed's favourites

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