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#LonelyPlanet #travel writer and photographer, @bridgetglee, took this shot of Volcán (Volcano) Concepción while standing in the water of Lago de #Nicaragua. This volcano is part of the twin-coned volcanic island of #Ometepe, sitting alongside Volcán Maderas. The world’s largest freshwater island was once home to the Nahuatl people – Ometepe means ‘two hills’ in their language – who fled the Aztecs in Mexico, and you can still find ancient petroglyphs dotted around the island. #travel

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Some colourful cartography, from #lonelyplanet writer @bridgetglee. On assignment right now in #Nicaragua #CentralAmerica. See her feed to follow along on her adventures. (And if you’ve got a tip off for the best cup of coffee there, do comment below, so she can go give it a taste test!) #travel

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#LonelyPlanet writer, @bridgetglee, is currently on the road in #BuenosAires (#Argentina), and snapped this shot of celebrations at the city’s Immigration Festival. Buenos Aires is an astonishing metropolis that looks a bit like Europe, but with an edgy Latin American twist. Did you know that of the 60 million people who left Europe for the Americas in the 19th & 20th centuries, the vast majority ended up in one of two countries —1. the USA / 2. Argentina? #travel

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#LonelyPlanet writer, @bridgetglee, is currently on the road in #Spain. She took this shot of the stunning baroque façade of the Teatro Arriaga in #Bilbao’s Old Town. This venue commands the open spaces of El Arenal between Casco Viejo and the river. It stages theatrical performances and classical-music concerts. #LPinSpain

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Feria de MataderosFeria de Mataderos – Buenos Aires, June 8, 2014

Desaparecidos walls

Walls plastered with the faces of los desaparecidos (‘the disappeared’) 1976-1983, Espacio Memoria / ex-ESMA,  Buenos Aires – April 30, 2013


street art

 Street art of Palermo, Colegiales & Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires – April 5, 2013



 Sunday sunset from the 20th floor, Buenos Aires – March 3, 2013

swimming in Rio

Adventures with a waterproof camera, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro – February 21, 2013

Brazil one

Brazil two

Brazil three

Brazil four

Brazil five

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Ice-skating in Central Park, New York – December 9, 2012

Sunset sail, Miami – November 21, 2012

Arriving at 30th Street Station, Philadelphia – November 11, 2012

Flying over the Andes – October 14, 2012


Sunday stroll through Barrio San Nicolas, Buenos Aires – September 9, 2012

Walking downhill to El Plan, Valparaiso, Chile – September 3, 2012

Almuerzo en casa de Nila, Chilean altiplano August 29, 2012

Sunrise at El Tatio geyser field, Atacama desert August 21, 2012

View from the bus window, outside Antofogasta, Chile August 19, 2012

Lucia y su tierra, Vicuña, Chile August 16, 2012

University students breaking for merienda, La Serena, Chile August 14, 2012


Sailboat racing in Newport Beach, California – August 3, 2012

Early morning in Shell Beach, California – July 31, 2012


Riding the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica pier, Los Angeles – July 27, 2012

The view from backstage at Governor’s Ball,

Randall’s Island, the Bronx – June 24, 2012


Winter in an amusement park, Hershey, Pennsylvania – December 2, 2012

Two-for-one mojitos in South Beach – November 18, 2012

Painting a mural in San Telmo, Buenos Aires – November 3, 2012

Shopping for fish, Mercado Central, Santiago de Chile – September 4, 2012


Abandoned pulperia in a Chilean ghost town: Humberstone August 27, 2012

It’s not snow, it’s salt: Quebrada de Cari, Atacama desert August 20, 2012

Ceviche inside an ‘eco dome,’ Bahia Inglesa, Chile August 18, 2012

Pisco tasting, Destilería Mistral, Pisco Elqui, Chile August 15, 2012

A wintry hike up Cerro Santa Lucia, Santiago, Chile August 13, 2012

Feria de México, Santa Barbara – July 29, 2012

Watts Towers, Los Angeles – July 28, 2012

Bottle service at Lavo, the Palazzo, Las Vegas – July 13, 2012

Back to the garden, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania – July 3, 2012

Swimming off Isla Rosario, Colombia– May 11, 2012


Entering the old city, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia – May 16, 2012