24 hours in: Valparaiso

24 hours in: Valparaiso

Valparaiso (also called Valpo) is Chile’s second largest city and worth a visit for more than a few reasons — think beaches, ultra-fresh seafood, colourful street art and vibrant nightlife. The other thing that sets Valparaiso apart is the city’s hilly terrain, best navigated by a series of funiculars and...

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24 hours in: Panama City

24 hours in: Panama City

Panama City has it all: history, culture, a fantastic culinary scene, exciting nightlife and enough unique sights and attractions, both modern and historic, to keep any traveller enticed. A short visit will give you a good taste of what makes the Panamanian capital so special, and our local Panama City...

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The complete guide to: Valparaiso travel

The complete guide to: Valparaiso travel

Founded in the 16th century by a Spanish conquistador and known as the Pearl of the Pacific, Valparaiso is Chile’s main port and a city of dramatic nature and grand, crumbling architecture. The coastline is rugged and picturesque, with pretty hilltop suburbs that can be reached by old-fashioned funicular railways...

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How locals really celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

How locals really celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

Dust off your sombrero, find a bar and celebrate with tequila or margaritas and a joyful mariachi band! It’s Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s most famous holiday. But is that really how Mexicans celebrate the day, and what does Cinco de Mayo really represent? Here are five facts about Cinco de Mayo...

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Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Rio de Janeiro

Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Rio de Janeiro

Você está preparado?! (Are you ready!?) With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia rapidly approaching in June, Cariocas and expats alike will soon flood Rio de Janeiro with the greens and yellows of Brazilian futebol pride. Expectations are high as Brazilians across the nation begin to pull on their...

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Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Havana

Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Havana

Not too long ago, watching the World Cup in Havana wouldn’t have been an option, unless you had access to a broadcast feed coming in from the USA. Football (or soccer) has only recently become a popular sport in Cuba. Because it always had to compete with the national sports...

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24 hours in: San Jose

24 hours in: San Jose

Many travellers skip over San Jose as they make their way to Costa Rica’s beaches and natural attractions like volcanoes and cloud forests, but the vibrant city is more than a pitstop. Even if you just have 24 hours to squeeze in a visit, you can get a good sense...

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Things to do in: Quito

Things to do in: Quito

Ready to experience Quito, with it’s rich history, unforgettable mountain views, dramatic beauty and great food? That’s a choice you won’t be disappointed with (trust us). Quito is one of the highest capital cities in the world — the second highest, in fact, only after Bolivia’s La Paz. There’s so...

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A roadtrip mishap turned traveller Ross into a local guide

A roadtrip mishap turned traveller Ross into a local guide

Panama is a melting pot of cultures. Expats, foreigners and locals all intermingle throughout daily life, but who is a local really? Other than the Indigenous people, a huge percentage of the population is those who come from away. Meet Ross Alford, a ‘local’ Urban Adventures tour guide in Panama...

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The Cuban cocktail that can help save the planet

The Cuban cocktail that can help save the planet

If you’ve ever ordered a cocktail anywhere in the world (like, say, a mojito in our city of Havana), it’s probably come with a plastic straw. But did you know that many cocktails actually taste better when drank without a straw? The ‘mafia mojito’ is a lesser known (but more...

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