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Sofitel Hotel in Colombia Offers Elegant, Old World Vacation Experience

BY : Julie Hatfield | 2012

What is more elegant than a convent that has been restored to contemporary beauty? The Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel's center courtyard was probably once a place for prostrating oneself on the stone floor in preparation for prayer or admission into the...

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The Vines Resort and Spa to Open in Argentina's Wine Country

BY : Jared Paul Stern | 2011

The team behind Recuerdo Wines, part of the Bespoke Collection portfolio of artisanal brands and experiences, is planning to open the The Vines Resort and Spa in Mendoza, Argentina late this year. The resort will encompass a wine lodge and 22...

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Campos do Jordao | The Swiss Alpine Village with a Brazilian Twist

BY : Carrie Coolidge | 2011

There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. Campos do Jordao, located in the state of Sao Paulo, is known as the Brazilian Switzerland for good reason. A recent visit there revealed a unique Swiss alpine-type experience albeit with a...

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Santiago Sommelier | A Week of Wine in Western Chile

BY : Eric Rosen | 2011

Chile boasts a wine industry that dates back to the 1550s when Spaniards first planted grapes there. The country contains 14 major wine regions that produce and export varietals we all know such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as more...

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Sao Paulo

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Originally a mission station set up in 1554 by Jesuit priests on the banks of the Rio Tiete, the city of Sao Paulo is today an awesome megalopolis, the industrial and commercial powerhouse of Brazil. The city grew wealthy on coffee cultivation in...

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Santiago

BY : Word Travels | 2010

The towering Andes provide an awesome backdrop for the sprawling metropolis of Santiago. The population of this flat urban stage that spreads out from a compact city centre numbers more than five million. Despite this, a small town atmosphere...

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Rio de Janeiro

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Mention Rio to anyone and immediately the name evokes images of sultry street parades, the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado mountain, and the 'itsy-bitsy teeny weeny' bikinis on the beach at Ipanema. The...

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Buenos Aires

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Downtown Buenos Aires is as sophisticated as any European city, with its wide avenues, fine colonial architecture and rows of pavement cafes. The city was built by French, Italian and Spanish immigrants and the Porteños (locals) still regard...

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The Alvear Palace Hotel in Argentina

BY : JustLuxe Team | 2009

Hotel Reviews: It's no wonder that some of the most exclusive of luxury services and amenities are provided in the single most exclusive neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Recoleta. The Alvear Palace Hotel has become an icon of luxurious...

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Argentina, Brazil team up for nuke project

BY : | 2008

Argentina and Brazil have agreed in Buenos Aires to begin negotiations during the next 120 days to build a joint uranium enrichment plant.Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and visiting Luiz Inacio Lula of Brazil made the declaration, covering energy,...

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Llagostera Vives triumphs in Bogota tennis

BY : | 2008

Nuria Llagostera Vives of Spain beat Argentina's Maria Emilia Salerni Sunday for the title in the Copa Colsanitas Santander tennis tournament in Bogota.Llagostera Vives won 6-0, 6-4, notching her second WTA victory. She collected $29,000.Salerni was...

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Nalbandian wins Buenos Aires final

BY : | 2008

David Nalbandian rallied to beat compatriot Jose Acasuso 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 Sunday and win the Copa Telmex tennis tournament in Buenos Aires.The top-seeded Nalbandian captured his first title this season and the eighth of his career.He was playing...

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