Author: Michelle

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Patagonia: El Calafate Fun on Glaciers and Zip Wires

The Journey We left Ushuaia and took another flight (10 and counting shouts Greg!).  It is possible to get a bus from Ushuaia to El Calafate but it really isn’t easy.  The journey is...

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Our Antarctica Adventure

Almost a year in the planning and the 17th December 2016 has finally arrived.  We have spent the last two days in Ushuaia complementing our warm clothes with ones hired from Windfly and a...

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Ushuaia: The End of the World

We left the humid and beautiful Iguazu Falls by aeroplane via Buenos Aires to make our way to Ushuaia where our boat departs in 3 days’ time for Antarctica.  EEEEEEKKKKKKK!!!! Ushuaia is the southernmost...

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Iguazu Falls: Visiting both Argentine and Brazilian Sides

It is fair to say that I wasn’t too bothered about going to Iguazu Falls, I’d said to Greg that they were just waterfalls what’s so special about that?  Plus, I’ve been to Niagara...

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Our Journey through North West Argentina

We had decided to hanker down for a couple of weeks, go to Spanish lessons and explore the delights of north west Argentina.  This blog highlights the mischief we got up to and the beautiful...

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Spanish Lessons in South America

During our 4 months in South America, we were determined to take some Spanish lessons.  We arrived on the continent with me having very basic, passable Spanish.  We’ve written this post to give you...

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How to Minimise the Effects of Altitude Sickness

What is Altitude Sickness? Altitude sickness is caused by the reduction in oxygen in the air the further above sea level that you go. Symptoms of Altitude Sickness There are varying symptoms dependent on...

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Top 10 Presents for the Female Traveller

This time last year we were considering embarking on this amazing adventure, and I wish that my letter to Father Christmas (that’s Santa Claus to you US readers), had contained the following items.  The...

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The Incredible Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Part 2

(Choosing a tour operator for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu can be a confusing business – there are so many options.  We wrote an article here on how to choose one.  We settled on Alpaca...