Latin America

June 02, 2009

Travel Trivia

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Think you know everything in the world? Test your knowledge with our new Travel Trivia questions!

Simply e-mail your answer to our trivia question to One winner will be selected at random from the correct answers to receive a prize (books, IE t-shirts and more!). There’s a new question every week, so keep trying!

What role did Panama’s Emberá Indians play in the U.S. Space Program?

May 26, 2009

Taste of Travel: Peru

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Peru is a surprising mixture of cultures and cuisines – including Spanish, African, Chinese and Europeans.  A true highlight of our Amazon River Voyage is the opportunity to sample the local fare, but even if you can’t be drifting down a river sipping a Pisco Sour, there’s no reason you can’t try these dishes at home!

Alfajores (Filled cookies with caramel)

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Who's on the other side of the phone when you call IE? Some of the most passionate travelers on Earth!

Tales from Patagonia by Travel Planner Charlie Weaver:

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The Amazon is an integration of rivers and jungles combined to form the largest wilderness area in the world — the Amazon Basin. Occupying over 2.5 million square miles and including major portions of nine South American countries, this area contains an enormous diversity and abundance of fauna and flora. Despite the hundreds of scientists who have explored the Amazon and the masses of data that have been compiled, most of its huge area is only vaguely known with thousands of new species waiting to be discovered.

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