The priest faltered a bit as he climbed the stairs to the museum, housed in an attic above a church in Itapé, Paraguay, a town founded as a Franciscan mission in 1672. My guide and I had roused him from his siesta by clapping our hands repeatedly — the Paraguayan equivalent of a knock on…
Many consider the Pantanal to be South America’s finest destination for animal viewing. And budget travelers need not be deterred.
The big cities in Brazil have become expensive, but Seth Kugel finds a way to eat cheaply and healthily in Rio, without setting foot outside of the upscale beachfront haven of Ipanema.
A search for a quick cheap, quick trip to the Amazon lands Seth Kugel on Marajó, a beachy Brazilian island famous for its hundreds of thousands of water buffaloes.