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The good life

The good life in Mendoza (A page from my Travel Journal). All the good stuff in Argentina seems to come from Mendoza, like the best wines, mineral water, olive oil and other produce. Wherever I went, whether it was a supermarket or a restaurant in the south or in Buenos Aires, I spotted the name […]

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Iguazu Falls

Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil Read the accompanying post: ‘That Rock Star Feeling in the Lost World‘. See other Velvet moments: Bora Bora, French Polynesia Serengeti, Tanzania Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Masaai Mara, Kenya Valle de la Luna, Chile Positano, Italy Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia Lang Tengah island, Malaysia Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina The Great […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week: Buenos Aires

The Sunday antique market in the San Telmo district in Buenos Aires is one of my favourite attractions in the city. Crowds swarm the neighbourhood looking for antiques or to enjoy the many street performers. One Sunday afternoon, I sat at a terrace opposite this stall selling glass bottles. Loved the sun shining through the […]

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Witnessing the majesty of the Perito Merino glacier in Patagonia, Argentina.

Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Perito Moreno glacier

The Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina. Read the accompanying post: Patagonia: Home of the Gods (Part I).

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Torres del Paine NP - Lago Grey

Patagonia: Home of the Gods (photo essay)

Patagonia. The name conjures images of impenetrable wilderness; rugged and daunting. It is a huge area encompassing parts of southern Chile and Argentina that’s divided by countless channels, fjords, ice-fields, glaciers and the southern end of the mighty Andes mountains, making large parts of the region quite inaccessible. The wind is a dominating factor in […]

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Perito Moreno glacier

Patagonia: Home of the Gods (Part I)

This is a two-part series of an article from my Travel Journal. “Patagonia: Home of the Gods (Part I)” (A page from my Travel Journal) Patagonia. The name conjures images of impenetrable wilderness; rugged and daunting. The name Patagonia, given by Ferdinand Magellan, actually means ‘big feet’; it seems that when he first arrived in […]

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Some lazy days in Salta

“Some lazy days in Salta” (a page from my Travel Journal) I reached Salta , a small city in the north of Argentina, at 8pm in the dark, after a spectacular bus ride over the Andes from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. I took a taxi from the bus terminal to the hotel I’d […]

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Volcan Licancabur (left)

The Spectacular Bus Ride from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta

‘The Spectacular Bus Ride from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta’ (a page from my Travel Journal) “Hurry, hurry…,” the man said to me, “the bus is leaving in a few minutes”. I was sure I was going to miss my bus to Salta. I arrived at the travel agency, as instructed when I bought […]

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Sundays in San Telmo

I love Buenos Aires (BA). BA is one of those unique, terribly fascinating cities that one stumbles upon, falls in love with and keeps coming back to. One of my favourite things to do in Buenos Aires is join in the festivities during the Sunday Market in the borough of San Telmo. San Telmo (map) […]

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The Iguazu falls

That rock star feeling in the Lost World

That rock star feeling in the Lost World (a page from my Travel Journal) The Iguazu Falls are located in the far northeastern corner of Argentina at the tip of a spit of Argentine territory that’s squashed between Brazil and Paraguay. It was interesting to see how the pilot navigated the plane to the Puerto […]

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