Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe has one great cascade. Niagara, on the US/Canada border has two. But there is only one candidate for the greatest in all things waterfall, and that is undoubtedly the stupendous collection of cataracts shared by Brazil and Argentina, where the red-brown waters of the Iguazu River raise their unequalled spectacle.
From the early 1600s to the mid 19th Century, the Society of Jesus ran an extraordinary network of missions in the borderlands of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, where native Guarani peoples
In two short stays in Buenos Aires there was still time to see many great sights, both built structures, and the vibrant latin culture
Ushuaia is a booming frontier at the end of the world, the waters of the Beagle Channel lapping its shores. Colourful wooden houses crown up the surrounding hills, whilst snowcapped mountains rear up behind.
Originally hosting a penal colony, and a military base (the memory of the local conscript soldiers and sailors who died in the war for the Malvinas is still deeply felt), the city has doubled in size in recent years. This is where cruise ships leave for the Antarctic, so the main street is lined with souvenir stores, outdoor gear shops and restaurants.