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The Best Traditional Cafés in Buenos Aires

The coffeehouses of Buenos Aires have played an important role in Argentine society since the mid-19th century. Although some have unfortunately closed up shop, there are still over 50 of these traditional cafes. Café culture is big in Argentina and many porteños prefer the café notable to the modern.

Arguably the most famous café in Buenos Aires is Café Tortoni. This traditional coffeehouse was founded by a French immigrant in the mid-19th century and was named after the Café Tortoni on the Boulevard des Italiens in Paris. It was once the haunt of the famous Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges and has recently been named one of the most beautiful cafes in the world.

Café Tortoni, Av de Mayo 825, 1084

Cafe Tortoni

Las Violetas, Av Rivadavia 3899

Confiteria Ideal, Suipacha 384

Bar Plaza Dorrego, Humberto Primo 424 y Defensa

La Biela, Av Pres. Manuel Quintana 596

la biela

Café Margot, Av Boedo 857

cafe margot

Café de los Angelitos, Av Rivadavia 2100

Cafe de los Angelitos

Clasica y Moderna, Av Callao 892

Clasica y Moderna

El Federal, Carlos Calvo 599

El Federal

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Biking the mountains of Peru [VID]

Truly awesome aIn the winter of 2014, three friends set out on a self supported ride, looking for nothing more than a truly genuine experience. The goal: to circumnavigate one of the most wonderful and wicked mountain ranges in the world – the Huayhuash, by bicycle. Huayhuash is the story of genuine adventure and the challenges that come along with it.

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Our 20 favourite places in Latin America

Latin America is a culturally and geographically diverse place. Here’s 20 places (in no particular order) you absolutely have to visit at least once in your lifetime.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia


Driving across this alien landscape of white salt crust dotted with cactus-studded black islands is a magical experience not to be missed.

Machu Picchu, Peru


One of the seven ancient wonders of the world, enough said!

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina


The sight of vast pieces of ice carving of this glacier and smashing into the lake below is truly awesome.

Easter Island, Chile


Lying around 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile, this island has more in common with Polynesia than the Chileans who colonised it.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


Quite simply one of the best wildlife spotting regions on planet earth.

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil


This small archipelago off Brazil is often overlooked and fantastic for snorkelling and scuba.

Torres del Paine, Chile


The snow capped mountains and lakes of the Torres del Paine National Park is best explored by foot.

Cartagena, Colombia


It’s colourful, fun and exciting with wonderfully friendly people all overlooking the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil


Vast rolling sand dunes punctuated by hundreds of turquoise lagoons.

Chichen Itza, Mexico


Probably the most famous pre-Columbian ruins in Latin America, built by the Maya people.

San Blas, Panama


The pristine Archipelago includes picture-perfect coral islands with white sand and coconut trees surrounded by a sapphire sea..

Lake Titicaca, Peru & Bolivia


The highest navigable lake in the world, with its deep blue waters and interesting locals and history sandwiched between Bolivia and Peru.

Valdes Peninsula, Argentina


Unmissable wildlife encounters, from colonies of sea lions, penguins and seals to orcas that come to feed near the shore.

Atacama Desert, Chile


The north of Chile is an arid but beautiful landscape, with fascinating wildlife that is protected in a series of national parks.

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica


Watch the smoky, active volcano and natural fireworks of lava tumbling down its slopes from the hot springs of Tabacon.

Iguazu, Argentina and Brazil


One of the seven natural wonders of the world and not something to be missed lightly. Hear the thunder and feel the spray of water from the Devil’s throat walkway.

Amazon, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia


Meet indigenous tribes in their home which boast more plant and animal species than any other ecosystem, and is the heart of our planet.

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala


British novelist Aldous Huxley once called this lake ‘’the most beautiful in the world’’. Few can disagree.

Chan Chan, Peru


Often overlooked, Chan Chan is the  largest Pre-Columbian city in South America.

Pantanal, Brazil


A vast wetland and wildlife haven where caiman nonchalantly cross the road and myriad birds, monkeys, armadillos and jaguars can be seen.

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