Watching the World Cup in Brazil

Watching the World Cup in Brazil

For the past five months as we’ve backpacked across South America, getting steadily closer to Brazil, all anyone has talked about is the football. It seems to be what everyone is here for, even people who, like us, are only on the continent at the right time by happy coincidence.…

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Fuerza Bruta

Buenos Aires

15th June 2014 We finished off our five days in Buenos Aires with a bang – more of a nuclear explosion, really – that was completely fitting with our extraordinary few days there of excitement and new experiences: the Fuerza Bruta show at the cultural centre in Recoleta Park. Some…

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San Telmo Market

San Telmo Market

15th June 2014 On our last day in the San Telmo district of Buenos Aires, we headed out into the streets to visit one of the biggest antiques markets I’ve ever seen. San Telmo is the oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, filled with crumbling and graffiti-strewn old mansions left over…

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Buenos Aires

Biking Buenos Aires

This is just a short round-up post for Buenos Aires, since I’ve already published reviews of most of the things we did there. We arrived on a rainy Tuesday and spent the first two days trying to enjoy the city in spite of dark skies, thunderstorms, and ceaseless rain. The…

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Bikes and Wine, Mendoza

Bikes and Wine, Mendoza

I’ve already mentioned our five days in beautiful, peaceful Mendoza, right in the heart of Argentina’s wine-region, but I purposefully left the highlight for a post all on it’s own! On the Friday, we packed a lunch and took a bus outside of town to Maipu, a small neighbourhood packed full…

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Mendoza (4th – 10th June)

Mendoza (4th - 10th June)

From Salta, we wound our way southwards to Mendoza, a city tucked between hills and surrounded by a huge, flat wine region of neatly lined grapevines on dusty soil. A pretty, modern city with wide tree-lined avenues at the centre, neat European architecture, filled with orange and yellow leaves marking…

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San Lorenzo Hike, Salta

Salta, Argentina

On our third day in Salta, we were keen to get out into the surrounding countryside and explore. Salta is set in one of the more beautiful parts of the country, with tons of great things to see on tours of the area, and we were keen to visit a…

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Salta, Argentina

Salta, Argentina

Running away from slightly-above-our-budget Chile, we headed instead to Argentina. While still a lot more expensive than other South American countries, as long as you’re sensible a stay in Argentina can still be affordable. Our first stop was the popular northern town of Salta, a great place for not spending…

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San Pedro, Chile

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day One - Wind and Snow

28th – 31st May 2014 This post is just a very short round up of our very brief four days in Chile, and an excuse as to why we didn’t spend more time there! Originally, our plans hadn’t included either Chile or Argentina at all, as we wanted to spend…

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Uyuni Train Cemetery

Uyuni Train Cemetery

Our four day trip from Tupiza to Salar de Uyuni ended in the centre of Uyuni at about 1pm, so from there we headed straight to Uyuni’s second biggest attraction, the Train Cemetery. About 3km outside the town, surrounded by a dusty wasteland filled with loose rubbish and stray dogs,…

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