The Amazon

Sight-Seeing Along the Río Amazonas

Several sights provide excellent photo ops along the Río Amazonas westward from Leticia to the Parque Amacayacu. These are usually visited as part of a package one-day tour offered by all hotels and travel agencies, but for greater flexibility and to avoid feeling part of the herd you can charter your own boat. To be specific about where you want to go and to negotiate a good price, here’s an overview and highlights of the area.

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Ten Surprising Facts About Colombia

From its rich biodiversity to its stunning natural landscapes, Colombia, where the Andes meet the Caribbean, has a lot going for it as a tourist destination. Here are ten things a first-time visitor should know about this culturally and ecologically diverse South American country before booking that ticket.

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Moon author Nick Mills

Nick Mills (Moon Buenos Aires)

Nicholas Mills intended to travel around South America in 2007. He began his trip in Buenos Aires, immediately fell in love with the city, and never left.

Nick has worked for an NGO, written for the Argentina Independent, translated several publications and covered football matches.

Happiest with either a pen or a map in his hand, Nick has spent the better part of a decade criss-crossing the city to attend football matches, milongas, asados and many of the wide variety of cultural offerings the Argentine capital provides.