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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

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

Twitter/@MAS

ANNIE DANG 10:34am | Malaysia Airlines has received huge support after posting a simple, poignant message on Twitter.

'Drunk' Ryanair passenger attempts to open plane door during flight

LIZZIE PORTER 8:59am | A nervous flyer drunkenly attempted to open the exit door on a Dublin-bound Ryanair flight after mistaking it for the toilet.

Snow industry’s powdery promises doubted by skiers

MISA HAN 10:52am | Reports of excellent snow cover in Thredbo, Perisher and Mt Buller have left a flurry of powdery promises on social media.

Deep love: How to join the 'Mile-Low Club'

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 5:23pm | Sail the seas with your own private luxury submarine for just $318,000 per couple per night.

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