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Rio de Janeiro – the history of Carnival

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is the biggest carnival in the world with almost five million people attending in 2011. Since  1723 the carnival has been put on 46 days before Easter to prepare for Lent. People flock to the city to join in the…

Travels in Colombia: Salento

SALENTO AN INTRODUCTIONWith Carlos Alberto behind the wheel urging his KIA onward, negotiating the mountainous roads as if he was Juan Pablo Montoya, the famous Colombian Formula One driver, we reached Salento in considerably less than…

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