If you plan on backpacking in South America, chances are at some point, you are going to take a night bus to cover some serious distance. I’ve put together a little lowdown on the four different experiences I had using night buses in Argentina, Chile and Peru – which were of varying quality from free […]Read More
Posts in 'Argentina'
This post is a detailed look at our backpacking trip to Argentina at the end of December 2018 including accommodation, long distance and local transport, food, drink and activities. I’ll admit, I’m massive a geek when it comes to tracking spending on trips – I find it really interesting to look back on in the […]Read More
“To go left, pull the reins like this and to make him stop, pull the reins back sharply”. This was the one command I really cared about as I eyed my horse, Miguel, nervously. After bumping down a gravel road for half an hour outside of Mendoza with B and two girls from our hostel, […]Read More
Whilst living and working in a vineyard restaurant in New Zealand, many of my fellow chefs were from Argentina and Chile, the kitchen often a rowdy babble of Spanish. Occasionally, at staff meal times, we were treated to recreated dishes from South America. Jars of the delicious dulce de leche (caramel milk) were available at […]Read More
On our last day in Buenos Aires, we fancied exploring an alternative district of the city and made our way to La Boca. On the edge of a shipyard, La Boca is a gritty, working-class area of the city, famous for its highly successful football team Boca Juniors and a host of colourful tin houses, […]Read More
First light on a spring morning, in a brand new city. A combination of mild jet lag and early morning heat and light woke me early, a world away from the cold dark mornings we had left behind in Devon. Spring was awash in Buenos Aires, the the purple jarcanada trees still clinging on to […]Read More
Back in March, in the heady warmth of the Alpine sunshine we roughed out plans for a big trip. It’s been 3 years since my last extended trip, a winter in Eastern Europe and 6 years since a long distance trip, living and working in New Zealand for two years, followed by 3 months in […]Read More