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Iguazú Falls: Travel Tips


Tips for When to Go and What to Expect

Upon seeing Iguazú Falls for the first time, Lady Roosevelt was reported to have said “poor Niagara.” A UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural wonder of the world, the falls are actually made up of 275 individual cascades that create a deafening roar as the water plunges from the river overhead. While there’s no right or wrong time to visit this National Park, there are some pros and cons you may want to consider. Here are some of our travel tips for Iguazú Falls:

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Topics: Brazil, Argentina

What to Expect: Visiting Brazil's "Christ the Redeemer"


A Wonder of the World

High atop Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer watches over the city of Rio de Janeiro. Against the stunning backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay, a visit to this Wonder of the World affords Brazilian travelers unparalleled views of the city. As the largest Art Deco statue in the world, it is also the third latest statue of the Christ, standing 98 feet tall. With arms outstretched, the iconic work welcomes visitors and shelters locals in its wide embrace. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Christ the Redeemer was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Brazilian Independence and is a must-see for monument lovers and shutter bugs alike. Here are some travel tips for visiting Christ the Redeemer:

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Topics: Brazil

7 Wonders of the World in Travcoa Style


Explore These Unique Travel Destinations in Luxury

In 2007, travelers across the planet voted to declare a "new" Seven Wonders of the World. The list represents the pinnacle of human achievement and aims to showcase our diverse global heritage. But by no means is this list of seven exhaustive. There are a host of other treasures, perhaps not as familiar, that may not have made the list but certainly are worthy of wonder from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia to the Potala Palace in Tibet. Following is the list that our world has selected as being most worthy of our wonder. 

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Topics: India, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Jordan

Eating Churrasco in Brazil


The Cuisine of Cowboys

The word churrasco in Brazilian Portuguese is roughly translated ‘barbecue.’ But the churrascarias that dot the country’s food landscape are nothing like the BBQ joints of the American South, Korea or any other place where thick cuts of meat are fired up over a hot grill. Uniquely South American, this rotisserie-style version owes its origins to the Pampas, a grassland region shared by Brazil and Argentina. Centuries ago, rough and tumble gauchos (cowboys) would gather around fireside pits and roast meat over the glowing embers, thus giving birth to this holy grail of carnivorous cuisine.

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Topics: Brazil

Tomato, Tomahto: You Like Iguazú and I Like Iguaçú


The 275 Cascades that Thunder

Nature’s mightiest show is a thunderous waterfall in South America that plunges more than 200 feet from a horseshoe ring of massive cliffs. Its sheer breadth makes this the widest waterfall in the world and one of the planet’s greatest natural wonders. More sweeping than even Niagara Falls, Iguazú Falls dumps over 1,700 cubic meters of water per second, creating a jaw-dropping spectacle of 275 individual falls. And if you happen to be there in the rainy season, you’ll shutter to hear the deafening thunder of up to 350!
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Topics: Brazil, Argentina