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I haven’t yet been to Victoria, Niagara or Angel Falls, so I can’t really judge which Waterfall is the most spectacular on earth, but Iguazu Falls must take some beating… Situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina the Iguazu Falls form the largest waterfall system in the world. The falls are divided between two national parks (one Argentinian and the other Brazilian) and set among rainforest, which provides a broad and diverse ecosystem where nature thrives. We decided to add Iguazu to the itinerary of our 3 month sabbatical after reading that the Falls were among the best natural wonders to explore in South America, and indeed the world. We were not to be disappointed. Best Hotels Iguazu We stayed in The Loi Suites, which I would describe as a reasonably good 4 star hotel. Bear in mind there aren’t many luxury choices in Iguazu, and we had…

Buenos Aires is a cool, edgy city that blends a Latino vibrancy with European culture. There is plenty on offer for the luxury traveller in BA, whether it be the chic shopping on offer in Recoleta or the flourishing restaurant scene in Palermo. Below is a complete guide to the best hotels in Buenos Aires, best restaurants in Buenos Aires and the best things to do in Buenos Aires. Best hotels Buenos Aires We used Buenos Aires as a base to travel further afield in Argentina, to the Perito Moreno Glacier and Iguazu Falls. We stayed in BA for ten nights in total and booked a luxury penthouse apartment in trendy Palermo Hollywood. The apartment is in a safe district and has 24/7 security. It comes with Sattelite TV, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor hot tub and great views across the city. Our management agent Cristian was fantastic and even exchanged…

How many times in your life have you ever felt totally free? Free from worrying about your mortgage, your job, your relationship, the next bill to come in, all those thoughts that consume your sub conscious every waking hour. As I stood on the Perito Moreno Glacier in Southern Argentina, staring out at the snow capped Patagonian mountains, canvassed with fir trees, rising up from aqua marine lakes fed by rivers of ice it suddenly dawned upon me – I wasn’t thinking about anything else but this moment, I was truly present and at peace with myself – that’s the power this place has over you – an instant meditational affect and the kind of destination that makes you remember why you love to travel. Things to do El Calafate You can book your Perito Moreno Glacier tour from a multitude of agencies situated along the main street in El…