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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»

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Coronavirus advice and updates

We are monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported in China on 31 December 2019, and paying particular attention to confirmed cases in Latin America. Cases have been reported in most Latin American countries, and they are implementing a variety of travel restric... Read more»

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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»

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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»

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Seven Worlds, One Planet - where was it filmed?

'Seven Worlds, One Planet' hosted by Sir David Attenborough first aired Sunday 27 October 2019 at 6.15pm on BBC1. Each episode of the seven-part series focusses on a different continent and launched with Antarctica. The series was four years in the making and set out to showcase the true character... Read more»

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Winter in Torres del Paine

I had always wanted to visit Torres del Paine national park in winter. This year I had my chance, as I had been organising a trip to the total solar eclipse in northern Chile for Oxford and Cambridge alumni (another story, another article) and was looking for somewhere to add something totally uniqu... Read more»

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The Summer holiday collection from Last Frontiers

Our British summer is the ideal time to visit a number of countries in South America, and we have put together a collection of some of our favourite destinations that lend themselves perfectly to a 2 to 3 week trip and are a great fit for travel from June to August. Examples include the tropical Am... Read more»

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Lizzy in Uruguay

In March I eagerly grabbed the chance to escape our seemingly endless UK winter and head to the warmer climes of Uruguay for a few days. I feel the country is often overlooked by visitors heading to neighbouring Brazil and Argentina and I was very much pleasantly surprised by its many attractions. S... Read more»

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