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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 sets out to showcase the true characte... Read more»

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Glamping in Latin America

The word glamping is an amalgamation of two words - 'glamorous' and 'camping,' and whilst relatively new to the English language it has grown rapidly in popularity over recent years. The idea of adventuring to remote and far-flung lands to immerse oneself in nature is made all the more enticing when... 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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Ed's first total solar eclipse

I remember the 1999 partial solar eclipse in England, and helping our children follow Blue Peter’s clever instructions to reflect the sun’s rays onto a screen to avoid damaging eyes. That eclipse was only total in Cornwall and even there I seem to recall clouds trying to spoil the show. In 2016 the... Read more»

Posted in: Trip reports
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Four reasons to visit Tierra del Fuego

The distant and isolated Tierra del Fuego ('Land of Fire') covers around 48,000km² and is known for its natural untouched beauty and dramatic landscapes. The island is split between Chile and Argentina at the southernmost extreme of the Americas, and whilst this means it is a long journey to get the... Read more»

Posted in: Trip reports, LF blog
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The monkey puzzle - a little history

The monkey puzzle tree (araucaria) is an ancient species, believed to have been one of the main food sources for dinosaurs in the Jurassic period (150 million years ago), and therefore a possible reason for the evolution of the long, elegant necks of sauropod dinosaurs like Diplodocus. Much of the... Read more»

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BBC Amazing Hotels visits Vira Vira in Chile

Last series it was Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador's cloud forest that received rave reviews, so do watch BBC2 this Thursday (17 May) at 8pm. Journalist Giles Coren and chef Monica Galetti travel to Pucón, in Chile's beautiful Lake District, to see what makes the Hacienda Vira Vira so unique. Owned by Micha... Read more»

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Nicola travels from tip to toe in Chile

If you are wondering where to spend your next holiday, let me suggest Chile.  In 14 nights you can comfortably cover the highlights of this land of extremes, experiencing the driest desert on earth, the soaring peaks of the Andes, fields of ice, vertiginous volcanoes and some truly tremendous wine.... Read more»

Posted in: Trip reports

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