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Across the Andes for a glass of wine

Across the Andes for a glass of wine

Lilani Goonesena writes:┬áThe drive from Chile’s capital of Santiago to the wine country of Mendoza, Argentina, is truly spectacular. The narrow, two-lane road labours through the winding Andes mountain range, passing ski fields and culminating in 27 steep switchbacks snaking up to the border. Across the border, the road gently slopes down, skirting the magnificent […]

Take the money and run: the most popular travel scams

Take the money and run: the most popular travel scams

Getting ripped off by a taxi driver in Buenos Aires made Amber Jamieson more cautious -- and interested in what other travels scams other dumb tourists had fallen for.