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Spring Newsletter April 2020

What a change from our previous newsletter, written in the depths of winter and looking forward expectantly to another year of travel. Now, here we are bathed in warm sunshine, but outside the window the world is eerily still, as we all wonder how the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus will be affec... Read more»

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New discovery - fossilised sheep

A flock of fossilised sheep have been found during archaeological excavations in a remote corner of Patagonia. Dating back 175 million years (when the last mega-continent of Pangaea began to break up), this previously unknown species is believed to be an ancestor of the Australian Merino. Ironicall... Read more»

Posted in: History
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Winter Newsletter January 2020

Welcome to our first newsletter of the new decade! In this issue: Looking back 10 years Trip reports: Lizzy in Chile, Emily in the Galapagos Islands, Sue riding in the Pantanal Last Frontiers in the press Upcoming events: Destinations Travel Show at London Olympia Looking back to 2010, we ha... Read more»

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My first Galapagos cruise

Recently I spent 3 weeks discovering the mainland of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos had long been on my 'must see' list and was one of those places that I had very high hopes for. Luckily I was not disappointed and was blown away by the whole experience. Here is a short summary of... Read more»

Posted in: Trip reports
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Sue riding in Latin America and the Brazilian Pantanal

There is some wonderful riding in South America and, as a keen rider, I have jumped at every opportunity and been lucky to have ridden throughout the continent. The rides in Ecuador, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and, most recently, Brazil have all been very special, quite different and unique. Riding f... Read more»

Posted in: Trip reports, Riding
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The Strait of Magellan: 500 Years

2019 and 2020 mark the quincentennial of the start of the first European circumnavigation of the globe. Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain on 20 September 1519 with a fleet of 5 ships, in the hope of finding a way to sail west to the Spice Islands, in what is modern-day Indon... Read more»

Posted in: History, News
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Behind the Bookmark

In late 2019 we decided to produce an annual bookmark, to celebrate the wonderful images taken by the staff and our clients. Here is the story behind the photographs on our 2020 edition. Nikki spotted these hyacinth macaws during her stay at Caiman Ecological Refuge, in the southern Pantanal, Brazil... Read more»

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A Brief History of Easter Island

I was fascinated by the history of Easter Island (or Rapa Nui) on my recent visit and thought it might be useful to compile a few facts. The island is so very different to mainland Chile, with a distinctly Polynesian culture that developed in virtual isolation over many centuries. The remote island... Read more»

Posted in: History, News, Trip reports

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