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March 2017’s Sunvil Supper Club – Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)

Capirotada, the traditional Mexican food similar to bread pudding, is usually eaten during the Lenten period and Good Friday. There are many different preparations of the dish, with families often having their own recipes which have been passed down through the generations. The basic ingredients carry a

San Ignacio Mini

Described as one of the world’s’ great social experiments, the Jesuit missions (‘reducciones’) were first established in the jungles of South America in 1609. Set up in remote locations, priests would use the mission to establish a community made up of local tribes people (‘Guarani’) whom they

Stargazing in the Atacama Desert in Chile

The Atacama Desert is home to some of the clearest and darkest skies in the world. With over 80% of days offering cloudless skies and nothing to produce light pollution for many miles around, it’s no surprise that some of the world’s largest space laboratories have invested

Notes from the field – Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Trip

In this edition of ‘Notes from the field’, our Latin-America expert Will went on an inspiring trip through Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay and shares his experience with us. Visits to these regions are often combined as they are all close together with Argentina to the west, Brazil

A tented safari camp – in the Galapagos Islands

A holiday in the Galapagos Islands offers a unique opportunity for visitors to come face-to-face with animals and plants which exist nowhere else on Earth. The majority of those coming to explore the islands will stay on a boat, but in recent years the options for land-based

Celebrating Carnival in South America

Looking at the extravagant parades and customs on show at the Rio carnival, it’s easy to forget that the tradition of celebrating this annual feast is even vaguely related to religion. The best clue as to its roots is in its moveable date, timed as it is according to

Autumn escapes

This week may have seen the return of some brighter weather but, there is a distinctive chill in the air which tells us that autumn is on its way. As we start to pull out our jumpers and coats in the UK, we look south towards the

Highlights of San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations for those wanting memorable encounters with nature. Whether it’s erupting volcanoes, hatching sea turtles or the brightly coloured birds in the rainforest, the small Central American nation offers plenty of exciting options to experience the natural world. Most

Animal Magic in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are like no other place. Some 600 miles west of the Ecuadorian mainland, these isolated volcanic islands were famously the inspiration for Darwin’s theories of evolution. For many nature lovers the Galapagos are a must-see destination, and with native birds and reptiles having lived for

Re-interpreting the myths of Medellin

By Flora Baker Twenty years ago, tourists didn’t travel to Colombia. There were a number of reasons why: the threat of guerrilla warfare, the internal violence precipitated by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the burgeoning cocaine trade. Even now Colombia is dogged with stereotypical stories of how