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Unusual discovery in the Galapagos

Boobies in the Galapagos are suspected of hanky-panky as a very unusual specimen with one red and one blue foot is spotted performing its ritual dance. An alternative suggestion put forward by scientists from the Charles Darwin Research Station is that the unfortunate bird had landed on hot lava fr... Read more»

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Antarctica and the Falkland Islands recommended reading

Here is a selection of books we like relating to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands: The story of Shackleton's second expedition to the South Pole in 1914, in the explorer's own words. The plan was to become the first to traverse the continent, via the south pole, but it soon became a matter of sur... Read more»

Posted in: Guide books, Travel books, Novels
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The Carretera Austral in The Times

Chile is a land of extreme landscapes, from the world’s driest desert in the north to the icy fjords and glaciers of the south. Squeezed between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, this long, narrow country stretches nearly 3,000 miles. The famous Carretera Austral, Chile’s iconic southern highway has... Read more»

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Autumn Newsletter November 2020

As we are locked down again I thought it was time for some news to cheer us all up! I am indebted to journalist Jamie Lafferty, who defied the Foreign Office blanket advisory against non-essential travel to fly to the Galapagos and report back. As you may know, the Galapagos re-opened to visitors se... Read more»

Posted in: Newsletters
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The reopening of the Galapagos Islands

Always dreamed of a holiday to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, the unique archipelago with its remarkable volcanic islands and rich and varied wildlife? Now could be your opportunity: Ecuador was the first country in Latin America to close its borders in mid March and the Galapagos opened up in A... Read more»

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Webinar - Wines of Latin America

I was joined for this talk by several very knowledgeable guests who talked mainly about the wines of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Charles Sanderson, friend and Last Frontiers client, pioneered the UK import of Chilean wine (initially from Cousiño Macul and Concha y Toro). By the time he retired aft... Read more»

Posted in: Webinars
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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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Flavours of Brazil

Brazil is such a vast, vibrant and diverse country, and the eclectic cuisine certainly matches this. It varies greatly between regions, from the indigenous flavours of the Amazon to the African influences in the north-east. Here is a collection of Last Frontiers' tried and tested Brazilian favourite... Read more»

Posted in: Recipes

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