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Turning 30 South American Style With the dreaded 30th birthday looming, I ran away to South America to celebrate the landmark birthday in style.

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Iguazu Falls Argentina

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | Views [1966]

Super touristy Iguazu falls were every bit as lovely as I hoped they would be. You can hear the water crashing down for miles around as the spray hits the air and huge big birds of prey circle overhead. Ace. We hit the Argentinian side first, even getting ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, brasil, brazil, butterflies, caymans, devils thoat, falls, iguacu, iguazu, las cascadas


San Ignacio Mini and Posadas

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Views [1217]

Another marathon bus journey saw us take 36 hours from Puerto Madryn to Posadas, the capital city of Misiones at the very top of Argentina. The luxury travel, three course meals and bar service eluded us yet again and we were offered only a ham sandwich ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, heritage, iguazu, jesuit mission, misiones, paraguay, posadas, restaurant, san ignacio, unesco


Puerto Madryn

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | Views [810]

The ride up to Puerto Madryn was quite nice, we had a lovely squishy seat and a TV dinner of Milanese Beef and mashed potatoes. Well me being vegetarian, Steve had two, but it´s the thought that counts. We were a bit sparkled on arrival but managed ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, camping, elephant seal, killer whale, lobos marinos, orka, penguins, peninsula valdes, puerto madryn, southern right whale


Ruta 40

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | Views [776]

Calling something legendary tends to overlook the fact that 36 hours of spine bashing discomfort on an unpaved road through the middle of nowhere is very few people´s idea of fun. We should have known when the bus we were travelling on dissapeared for ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, bus, bus journey, coach, condors, on the road, route 40, ruta 40, travel


El Chalten

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 9 Mar 2008 | Views [1006]

Eager to claw back some cash after the finance draining excess of the Merino glacier, we took our wee tent up the road to El Chalten, a lovely little town at the base of Fitzroy mountain where the camping is free. The downside is there is no shower ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, camping, el chalten, glacier grande, glaciers, lakes, merino glacier, mountains, trek, trekking


El Calafate Perito Merino glacier

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 9 Mar 2008 | Views [2036]

For once, the hype is all true. The Perito Moreno Glacier is truly one of the most awesome things I have ever seen. The thing is massive, a huge great big wall of pure solid blue ice in the most spectacular setting, crashing down into a lake of turquoise ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, boat, camping, el calafate, ferry, glacier, lake, mountain, perito merino glacier, stream


Clubbing in Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [1005]

The last thing we needed after a three day trek through the mounatians was to walk slap bang into a 30th birthday celebration in the hostel, but we refuse to be party poopers. With a much needed shower washing three days of blood, sweat and tears ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, bar, bariloche, birthday, dancing, hostel, night club, party time, pub, the roxbury


Trekking in Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [1443]

I used to think that trekking was for pansies and old people. After unwittingly climbing three peaks arround Bariloche in four days I have a new found respect for red socked ramblers and a terrible aching pain all over my body. You think we would learn ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, bariloche, cerro bailey willis, cerro negro, colonia suiss, laguna negra, mount tronador, mountains, trek, trekking


Back in Argentina in Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | Views [729]

Steve and I accidentally climbed a mountain today. Only a little one at 2500 meters, but a mountain none the less. It all happened becuase the wee ramble we planned to do began with a ride up a ski lift charging a rather steep price of 40 pesos. So ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, bariloche, border, cerro catedral, chocolate, mountain, st bernard, swiss, the great outdoors, trekking


Los Libertadores border crossing Mendoza to Santiago

ARGENTINA | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Views [2654]

The border crossing from Argentina to Chile  at Los Libertadores sort of summed up Argentina as a whole. It is breathtakingly beautiful, pain stakingly slow and strangely requiring of tips for customs officials! It was probably our own fault for taking ... Read more >

Tags: anacongua, argentina, border, chile, latin america, los libertadores, mendoza, mountains, road trip, santiago de chile


Magic Malbec Moments in Mendoza

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [1043]

The rain clouds are gathering outside and we are in a dimly lit barn looking at four glasses of red wine. They have been laid up in order for the perfect testing. Instinct tells us that there is probably some sort of etiquette to this and the two knowledgeable ... Read more >

Tags: andes, argentina, bike tour, bodegas, cabernet sauvignon, cycle, malbec, mendoza, tempranillo, vineyards


Alpine Chalets in the Cordoban hills

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [1530]

La Cumbracita is a beautiful, but really weird, little Alpine style town in the Cordoban hills. It was founded by a German family in the 1930s, who pretty much made an exact replica of their own home town back in the Alps, right down to the wooden ... Read more >

Tags: alpine, argentina, camp, cordoba, cycle, la cumbaracita, mountains, sausages, wagner, wurst


Feeling hot hot hot in La Falda

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [806]

We took our cue from the rest of Buenos Aires that there really is no point staying in the city during the scorching summer months, so off we headed. The rest of the city seems to camp in a beach resort down south for the month, but one look at the ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, campfire, camping, cordoba, la falda, lake, mate, mountains


Ciao Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 12 Jan 2008 | Views [814]

Some things in life are just too bizzare to casually ignore. They must be investigated, savoured and enjoyed. I believe that the acclaimed Buenos Aires theme park Teirra Santa (The Holy Land) is such a place. A bit like like Disney land but with people ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, buenos aires, holiday, latin america, south america, tierra santa


Feliz Navidad Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 29 Dec 2007 | Views [1779]

Christmas in Buenos Aires is a white knuckle ride of a celebration requiring stamina, determination, commitment and nerves of steel. This is cheifly because the parties start late and end with everyone throwing cheap chinese fireworks around the ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, bars, buenos aires, champagne, christmas, latin america, puerto madero, restaurants, san telmo, south america


Sunny San Telmo

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | Views [2149]

OK, OK, so I know I shouldn´t rub it in, but it is three weeks to Christmas and Steve and I are wandering the steamy tango inspired streets of San Telmo in flip flops and t'shirts. Yeah, I love this country. We have come down in the world slightly ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, buenos aires, latin america, markets, san telmo, soanish lessons., south america, tango


Sleepy Birthday

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [3546]

From the sublime to the ridiculous, my 30th birthday was nothing at all like I planned it, started great, turned a bit shaky and recovered well at the final post, rising like the great Buenos Aires obelisque from the ashes of a burnt out birthday wreck.... Read more >

Tags: argentina, birthday, buenos aires, cafe tortoni, camp fires, gauchos, parilla, party time, retiro bus station, san antonio de arecco


Getting the hang of Buenos Aires now

ARGENTINA | Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [649]

Think we are finally getting the hang of this city now, even the mums have been hurrying along in the metro, shooing the elderly and infirm out of their way as they rush to the next souvenir store. In two short weeks, we have scraped the surface of ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, buenos aires, colonia, diego maradonna, downtown, family, la boca, palermo, san telmo, tigre


We're here in Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Views [565]

Love this place, don't know why but I just do. It is a bit dirty, a bit smelly, full of cars and battered old busses, down at heel, noisey and busy. There are 12 lanes of traffic running through the city centre which take four separate pedestrian crossings ... Read more >

Tags: airport, argentina, buenos aires, casada rosada, eva peron, metro, people, recoleta, red wine., steak



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