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Panama: Pirates, paradise and poverty

Panama

Panama: Pirates, paradise and poverty

“It was because of San Blas that Scotland and England signed a union,” said Gilberto, my Panamanian guide. This was news to me. Years of schooling in Scotland and I’d never heard so much as…

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Valparaíso: Street art

Chile

Valparaíso: Street art

“After the Panama Canal opened, the city fell into a hole,” says Stefanie Carmody, my guide for the morning, as we set off to explore the city on foot. “It was no longer the most…

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