Category: Culture

Haunted Destinations in South America

Just in time for Halloween, here are stories of haunted destinations from Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

People in red, black, and green attire drumming on black and white drums in a Carnaval parade.

Celebrating Afro-Argentine Heritage at Carnaval

Argentina is rich with African cultural heritage, and this is celebrated during Carnaval each year.

Gaucho in Argentina by Eddie Thorton

Gaucho Culture and History: Argentina’s Cowboys

Celebrated in Argentina for their nomadic lifestyles and superb horsemanship, learn why gauchos were South America’s answer to the cowboy.

Cerro Calvario, Copacabana

Holy Week in Latin America: Celebrating Semana Santa

Semana Santa is a huge source of domestic tourism in South America and governments grant feriados largos (extended holidays) for this long weekend.

The Best Museums in Buenos Aires

July is a great time to visit Buenos Aires, the weather might be chilly, but the city heats up with a myriad of concerts, festivals, and exhibitions.

The 5 Best Books about South America

Guidebooks are great, but if you really want to prepare for your next trip to South America, take a look at some of Latin America’s literary masterpieces before you board the plane.

Brazilian Grand Prix

The Brazilian Grand Prix: Glory Days at Interlagos

The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, or Interlagos circuit, is one of the most famous Formula 1 tracks in the world. Learn more about the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Pan's Labyrinth

Latin America in Film

This part of the world has all the necessary ingredients for a rich tradition of cinema and film. Learn more about Latin America in film.