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Faces of South America | Marcela Ruete

Faces of South America | Marcela Ruete

In anticipation of the launch of our new destinations, this week is all about Ecuador! PlanSouthAmerica met up with top Ecuadorian actress Marcela ‘Mache’ Ruete to discuss the underappreciated beauty of her homeland.

After spending her childhood in Guayaquil, Mache decided to move to Buenos Aires to study acting. She shares her love of Ecuador and talks us through the local delicacies.

 

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Faces of South America | Mario Hernandez

Faces of South America | Mario Hernandez

PlanSouthAmerica caught up with the doyen of Colombian design, Mario Hernandez, at his atelier in Bogotá to discuss creativity and couture in an ever-changing Colombia.

 

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Faces of South America | William Kano

Faces of South America | William Kano

This week we met up with Colombian fashion photographer, William Kano. Raised in Medellín, Kano moved to Buenos Aires after university to pursue a career in photography. He tells us about his art and shares his favourite places in Colombia…

 

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Faces of South America | Julián Díaz

Faces of South America | Julián Díaz

Julián Díaz , co-owner of 878 Bar and Florería Atlántico, affirms that Argentina is changing. PlanSouthAmerica caught up with the restaurateur to understand why the country is becoming increasingly introspective, and what that means for Argentine gastronomy.

 

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Faces of South America | Mariano Draghi

Faces of South America | Mariano Draghi

Taking Renaissance art as his inspiration, and the Republic of Argentina as his model, world-renown silversmith Mariano Draghi is reinventing the trade. He invited us into his workshop to share his values and motivations, and to explain why he is changing the essence of gaucho silverware.

 

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Faces of South America | Celine Frers

Faces of South America | Celine Frers

Celine Frers captures the extreme beauty of Argentina and her people. PlanSouthAmerica caught up with the Argentine photographer to learn about her love of wild landscapes and why a personal connection with her subjects is so important.

 

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Uxua | Bahia, Brazil

Uxua | Bahia, Brazil

Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa lies between Atlantic rainforest and the sugary beaches of Trancoso – possibly the world's smartest fishing village. Brainchild of former Diesel creative director Wilbert Das, it pairs impossibly chic design with abundant local character. There are nine brightly painted casitas, each designed by local artists, littered with Bahian art and furniture handpicked in Minas Gerais. Some have private outdoor showers, Jacuzzis and plunge pools. Expertly-mixed caipirinhas roll from cocktail shaker to poolside lounger and the on-site spa employs some of the best hands in Bahia.

 

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Faces of South America | Kicca Tommasi

Faces of South America | Kicca Tommasi

Last week we explored Graffitimundo and learnt about what decorates the exterior of Buenos Aires; this week we delve deeper into it's interiority.

Having lived in Rome and London, graced the dance floors of Strictly! and toured with Take That, Italian tango dancer Kicca Tommasi decided to move to Buenos Aires. Her only regret is not having moved sooner. She explains why she loves the chaos of the city, and why tango is most intimate experience you will ever have.

 

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Faces of South America | Graffitimundo

Faces of South America | Graffitimundo

This week we met up with Jonny Robson, co-founder of Graffitimundo, to learn about the nature of art, self-expression, and the world's first Street Art tour.

 

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Faces of South America | Don Julio

Faces of South America | Don Julio

We met up with Pablo Rivero, sommelier and owner of the best parrilla in Buenos Aires, Don Julio, to talk Argentina, travel, and motivation.

 

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