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Last Frontiers Newsletter #19 September 2011

Welcome to an autumn update from Last Frontiers. In this issue:

Coast and art - Oli in Uruguay ♦ Wildlife and adventure - Ed in the Brazilian Pantanal ♦ Markets, haciendas and the Riviera Maya - Sue in Mexico ♦ Jesuit missions - Ed in Paraguay ♦ News from the officeLast Frontiers events - Chandos House (London) in February

Coast and art - Oli in Uruguay

Art on the beachArt on the beach

Oli made his first trip to Uruguay, visiting Carmelo, Colonia, Montevideo, Punta del Este and discovered some new properties near the chic little fishing village of José Ignacio. Fine wine, good food (and interesting and unusual cuts of meat), and even some glamping. Read his full Uruguay trip report here.

Wildlife and adventure - Ed in the Brazilian Pantanal

Ipe trees in flowerIpe trees in flower

Ed visited Bonito, clear rivers with fantastic snorkelling, and then moved north to the Pantanal - Brazil's main wildlife destination. Here he stayed at our friend Paul Grol's Embiara Lodge, but also found time to pop in on some of the neighbours. Read his Brazil trip report here.

Markets, haciendas and the Riviera Maya - Sue in Mexico

Riviera MayaRiviera Maya

Sue was in Mexico, where she loved the cobbled streets and colonial charm of Oaxaca, before continuing to Chiapas (the Sumidero canyon, the Maya site of Bonampak, Yaxchilán and Palenque, where she found a lovely new hotel, the Quinta Chanabnal). She then continued to the Riviera Maya where two private villas particularly caught here attention. Read her Mexico report here.

Jesuit missions - Ed in Paraguay

Jesús missionJesús mission

Ed made his first foray to little-visited Paraguay. He visited several of the fascinating ex-Jesuit missions and wondered why more people don't spend at least a few days in this very friendly country. Read his Paraguay trip report here.

News from the office

Becks and LizzyBecks and Lizzy

We are looking forward to welcoming Becks and Lizzy back from maternity leave in late October and February respectively (young Henry and Joseph are both frequent, ever-growing, visitors), and Tracy has just stopped work in anticipation of the birth of her second. Our newest recruits, Oli and Claire, are both settling in very well (and currently travelling in Panama and Belize respectively). We do feel rather short-staffed, however, so if you know of any Latin America enthusiast looking for a (demanding, but fulfilling) job do point them our way! 

Last Frontiers events - Chandos House in February

Our next event for past clients and their guests is a return to Chandos House (just behind Oxford Street), from 4-8:30pm on Tuesday 7 February 2012. We will send those of you who live nearby further information nearer the time. We will again be inviting our Inspirational Globe partners.

With best wishes from Edward and all at Last Frontiers

Edward Paine
Last Frontiers Limited
Tel: 01296-653000

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