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Being a tourist in one of the world's most dangerous cities You know you've arrived in a dangerous place when the first thing you see at your hotel is a giant list of tips to avoid a mugging - or worse. That was my first nerve-racking introduction to Rio de Janeiro - a city with a crime rate...
New Zealand Herald | Jul 5, 2016 04:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Health and safety tips for Rio travellers With the Rio Olympics only a month away, the spotlight is on Brazil as it prepares for half a million tourists from around the world to arrive. Despite Brazil being an increasingly popular destination for New Zealanders, it presents...
New Zealand Herald | Jul 4, 2016 7:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Seven reasons why you should book flights to Uruguay - immediately When was the last time you heard someone talk about their incredible trip to Uruguay? Probably never, because the tiny South American country has long been overlooked by travellers in favour of its bigger and flashier neighbours...
New Zealand Herald | Jul 3, 2016 10:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Auckland Zoo seeks names for capybara pups • The two male capybara pups were born on June 7, but don't yet have names.• Zookeepers say suggested names should reflect their personalities - they're feisty and full of life.• Capybara are the world's largest rodent...
New Zealand Herald | Jun 27, 2016 8:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lima: Pure heaven in Peru Peru is one of those places you go to once and fall head over heels in love. It will surprise you, enchant you and have you craving for more. It is in western South America and its neighbours are Colombia, Chile, Brazil and Bolivia....
New Zealand Herald | Jun 25, 2016 8:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South America: Rock steady It's millions of years old, weighs in at an estimated 10 million tonnes, is more than 200m high and has a curious history. But it's unlikely you would have ever heard of - let alone seen - this intriguing giant. That's because the...
New Zealand Herald | Jun 19, 2016 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Money could help refugees and migrants thrive Helping migrants and refugees settle into their new home is the aim of the English Language Partners Rotorua and a grant from the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. The $3,000 annual grant over three years will help the over 120 migrants...
New Zealand Herald | Jun 14, 2016 10:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Uber's fastest growth in Latin America Uber Technologies tripled the number of car journeys ordered using its ride-hailing app in Latin America during the first four months of this year, making it the company's fastest-growing region. The convergence of widespread smartphone...
New Zealand Herald | Jun 3, 2016 01:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bucket-list destinations that tourists are ruining Some places in the world are just too irresistible for their own good. Whether for their history, uniqueness or unmatched beauty, they earn their spot on travel bucket-lists and attract massive numbers of tourists - but ultimately...
New Zealand Herald | May 23, 2016 7:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Bill Gates, Carlos Slim announce $150M for health AP - The world's two richest men are teaming up with Spain to donate $150 million to fight malnutrition, dengue, malaria and other health problems in Mexico and Central America.
Yahoo! News | Jun 14, 2010 9:33 PM [GMT] | 1 comment | recommend