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Ecuador

Two people walking across the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia with fiery sunset, South America.

South America

South America top 20 things to do: Great southern lands

Bellinda Kontominas From surreal sunsets to ancient ruins, Brazil's neighbours enthral Bellinda Kontominas.

South America

I want to be in South America

Colorful beach umbrellas and bathers on Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Katrina Lobley No longer just the domain of backpackers and the brave, South America has something for everyone, writes Katrina Lobley.

Ecuador

Silver lining in the cloud

Ecuador, Mashpi eco lodge.

A new eco-lodge stay offers Lydia Bell a window to one of the world's most dramatic rainforests.

Ecuador

Where there's smoke ...

On Ecuador's high-altitude trail to an active volcano, Lydia Bell feels the ghostly presence of a majestic Inca past.

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Travellers Tips

Touring

Guiding principles

Tour guide

DIY apps and Googling will never replace a fine tour leader, writes Kate Humble.

South America

Latin for beginners

Ipanema Beach Rio de Janeiro soccer girls

It's a continent that can be intimidating and other-worldly, but it's never, ever dull, writes Steve McKenna.

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Travel News

No nudes is bad news for Germany's nudists

Germans will still happily get naked while holidaying in France and Spain, but nudist clubs in their home country are in decline.

5:45pm | Germans still love to bask naked on holidays, but at home the nudist scene is facing a decline.

Australia's greatest ever meal? Top chefs face tourism challenge

CRAIG PLATT 3:09pm | It might be the greatest meal in Australian history, but the general public won't be getting a taste.

Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

Chinese tourism company sues over Transformers: Age of Extinction

9:43am | A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

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