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My furry ‘tour guide’ at the Iguazu Falls

Last week, I published a video of the awesome power of the Iguassu Falls in Brazil. A few days later, I visited the Argentina side of this phenomenal natural wonder. It had been raining for several days so the volume of water crashing down was unbelievable. Whilst we were treated to magnificent panoramas of the […]

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Crossing the Andes from Mendoza

Crossing the Andes from Mendoza, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile (A page from my Travel Journal). I left Mendoza on Sunday morning for my second Andean crossing, this time back into Chile, to Valparaiso (Valpo) on the Pacific coast. The seats on the bus were very comfortable and I was served (by a steward on board!) […]

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Chilling in Buenos Aires

“Chilling in BA” (a page from my Travel Journal) Have I said this before? Probably but I’ll say it again….I love Buenos Aires! I arrived here from Salta and chose a cosy B&B in the San Telmo neighbourhood. San Telmo is the bohemian quarter of BA, full of antique and design shops, cafés, restaurants and […]

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Falling in love with Buenos Aires

“Falling in love with Buenos Aires” A page from my Travel Journal Gosh I love this city! Buenos Aires (BA) is one of those unique, terribly fascinating cities that one stumbles upon, falls in love with and keeps coming back to. BA has a buzz that’s one-of-a-kind: I’m not sure how I would describe it; […]

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The spectacular lake crossing to Bariloche

“The spectacular lake crossing to Bariloche” (a page from my Travel Journal) Gosh, it seems like ages ago that I was in the deep south of Patagonia. I looked up my itinerary to check the dates and discovered that it was only four days ago that I left Punta Arenas for Puerto Montt – it’s […]

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Achaval Ferrer vineyard

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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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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