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Goofing around at the Iguazu Falls

A special guest post by Alex Lopoukhine. Bloggers captivate their audiences through their photos, words, and video – and sometimes, bloggers get you to laugh. A lot. In June of this year, an international group of bloggers was flown down to Foz Do Iguaçu, Brazil for the very first EIBTUR Conference. Towards the end of the […]

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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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Lunch with a view at Ruca Malen

Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Ruca Malen winery

The Ruca Malen winery is located at the foothills of the Andes, near Mendoza, and is a great place for wine-tasting and a lunch with a fab view. Read the accompanying post: “The Good Life in Mendoza“. Search hotels in Mendoza.

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Tango in Buenos Aires

Every Sunday, the locals come out to dance on the Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. Read the accompanying post: “Sundays in San Telmo“. Search for hotels in Buenos Aires.

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Plaza Espana, Mendoza

The Plaza Espana in Mendoza, Argentina, is famous for its colourful tiles. Read the accompanying post: “The Good Life in Mendoza“. See other Velvet Moments: Mural in Valparaiso, Chile Impalas at the Serengeti, Tanzania Quebrada de Las Conchas, Argentina Bruges canals, Belgium Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Positano, Italy

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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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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Quebrada de Las Conchas

The magnificent Quebrada de Las Conchas (Las Conchas gorge) near the city of Cafayate in northern Argentina. Read the accompanying post: “Some Lazy Days in Salta“. See other Velvet Moments: Bruges canals, Belgium Bora Bora, French Polynesia Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Masaai Mara, Kenya Positano, Italy The Great Ocean Road, Australia Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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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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