Category: South America

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Buenos Aires: Beautiful and Passionate with a Deep Soul

Where We Stayed We had stayed in Buenos Aires before on our way to Ushuaia, in Hotel O-Baires.  This time I decided to change to Hotel Ayres de Libertad.  The decision was made purely...

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Mendoza: Wine Tasting, Sunshine and Beautiful People

Epic Travels: Planes, Trains and Automobiles Planes We left the cold of El Chalten, taking the bus to El Calafate airport, on our epic journey to Mendoza. Arriving very, very early check in wasn’t...

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El Chalten: The Home of Hiking

Back to Buses Bright and early we checked out of Hotel Bahia Redonda, walked to the bus station and hopped on the very busy bus to El Chalten.  The bus was expensive for a...

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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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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...