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Expatriate Health Insurance News: South America 'has vibrant culture'

Expatriates relocating abroad to South America could be looking forward to experiencing its history, music and culture.

Award-winning travel writer and broadcaster at SarahWoods.co.uk Sarah Woods pointed out these features are typically why people go to the continent.

For example, a person going to Peru might be interested in seeing Machu Picchu, meeting different people and sampling the local cuisine, she noted.

Many countries in South America contain jungle, enabling people to travel from sophisticated, European-style regions to "somewhere that's completely unchanged by time", the specialist stated.

Expatriate medical insurance is a wise purchase for people to make before travelling to these regions, with the US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noting the Amazon rainforest has a high incidence of endemic illnesses.

"In South America, you go to it, you seek it out, immerse yourself in it," Ms Woods declared, adding: "It's that kind of place."

People tend to "fall in love" with the populace, the music or the dining experiences, she noted.

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