Latin America

A Cycling Tour Of Buenos Aires

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I enter the offices of Urban Bikers in Buenos Aires rather apprehensively. It’s a stifling, humid summer afternoon and I’m about to go on a three-hour city tour by bike wending my way through the most chaotic traffic in Latin America. Eat your heart out cage shark divers! Who’s flirting with real danger now?

Crater Santiago

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In Nicaragua, David Whitley heads up to the edge of a volcano crater and learns of the terror it has caused over the years

Antarctica 101

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Antarctica is our early-warning system. The coldest, driest, windiest place on the planet is where we can most tangibly track and understand how global climate is changing. The Antarctic Peninsula, a curving chain of mountains that extend south of the Andes, is just about the fastest-warming place on Earth, seeing temperature rises of up to 3C over the last fifty-odd years.

When community tourism gets scary

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David Whitley gets a surprise when visiting a cave in Guatemala

Community tourism sounds so fluffy and harmless. We’d go on a boat, visit the Q’eqchi Mayans that live amongst the mangroves and go for a little walk through the forest to see a cave. A pleasant way to spend a few hours, that was the idea.

Islands in the extremes

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David Whitley goes island-hopping in Nicaragua, finding both everyday life and rich man’s status symbols