Category Archives: South America

But What’s Second Best

You may not know the primary language spoken in a country that you’re visiting, but maybe you have a working knowledge of the most important second language spoken. Movehub has created this fascinating infographic highlighting the second most common language … Continue reading

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Isn’t all art derivative ?

Three well-known international street artists are suing former Python Terry Gilliam, charging the director with ripping-off one of their collaborative murals painted in Buenos Aires, Argentina nearly four years ago. The artists—Jaz, Ever and Other—allege that a mural in the … Continue reading

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An Opportunity to Contribute

Since last October, more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico have arrived at U.S. immigration facilities on the border with Mexico. New York City’s La Casa Azul Bookstore is partnering with the Justice/Safe Passage Project to collect … Continue reading

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Before Columbus

Self-taught cartographer Aaron Carapella created this amazing map of Native American tribes showing their original geographic locations prior to contact with European colonialist. He spent nearly a decade researching archives, history books, visiting reservations and interviewing tribal leaders for his … Continue reading

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Couchsurfing

My friends and I were couchsurfing long before the term was coined—we just called it crashing. But it’s exciting to see how the internet has made it possible for people to people connections throughout the world. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s … Continue reading

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Boeing Boeing

Brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo (aka Os Gemeos) became legends in the street art community back in 2011 when they painted an entire train. Now they’ve topped themselves by painting an entire Boeing 737. The twin brothers completed the colossal … Continue reading

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Chew On This

In the course of my travels, I’ve seen all kinds of hotel and hostel promotional giveaways and handouts. The typical items are postcards, imprinted pens, local maps and even branded bottles of water, but the Kokopelli Backpacker Hostel has topped … Continue reading

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Cosmopolis

Mexico City-based designer and illustrator Aldo Crusher created this charming series of vibrant, polychromatic illustrations for Aire magazine. Cosmópolis cleverly uses geometric elements to explore iconic landmarks and attractions in each city.

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Kids Need Maps

I don’t usually promote random Kickstarter projects, but this interactive kid’s map created by Berlin-based Simon Schuetz is a terrific concept. American children in particular are woefully ignorant when it comes to basic geography, but a fun map like this … Continue reading

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Voyage Peru

This lovely short video tour of Peru was directed by Rob Kolodny of the New York-based House of Nod creative production company. Wandering with a few friends, he created a warm, sweet peek at the colorful culture of Peru.

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