Friday February 28, 2014
There are few debates and disputes that can divide people as much as those between two neighboring countries, and in terms of the creation of the pisco sour, this can often be as bitter as the angostura bitters that are found in the Peruvian version of the cocktail.
In most cases people will automatically assume that the drink is originally from Peru, as pisco itself is a liqueur named after the Peruvian port of Pisco. However, the invention of the cocktail is another matter, and every year on the first weekend of February both countries celebrate the cocktail which has become the national drink of both Peru and Chile, and again debates the origins of the tasty mixture.
Find out who invented pisco sour here.
Thursday February 27, 2014
I have traveled to Ecuador four times and loved taking the buses through the countryside but one of the things I'm most excited about for my next visit is taking the train.
The railway network was developed in the nineteenth century, and includes some of the most impressive feats of engineering dealing with both swampy plains and lowlands before exploring mountain ranges and volcanoes that climb to over twenty thousand feet above sea level. And while it was once possible to ride the top of the train, that is no longer available after an accident with tourists. Fortunately there is a luxury train option to make the visit through Ecuador one to remember. Read more about the trains in Ecuador.
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Wednesday February 26, 2014
One thing which many parts of South America will enjoy is good seafood, and when it comes to a cuisine that makes the best of the resources available, sushi certainly displays these ingredients at their very best. Brazil has the largest population of Japanese people, but many countries in South America also have a significant Japanese population, which has seen the number of sushi and Japanese restaurants in the region grow.
Discover where to eat sushi in South America
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Saturday February 22, 2014
Located in the peaceful waters of Guanabara Bay just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Paqueta Island is a great place to explore when visiting this part of Brazil, and offers a very different atmosphere and lifestyle than that found in the city itself. Although there are over a hundred and thirty islands located in the bay, Paqueta is one of the best connected to Rio in terms of transport, which has often meant it is popular among residents as well as tourists visiting the region.
Learn why you should visit Paqueta Island
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