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Oops – an accidental run-in with Punta del Este

January 14th, 2010|Blog, South America, Uruguay|

Uruguay was never on our Itinerary but I'd heard good things about a resort town called Punta del Este on the southern tip of Uruguay, which was only 6 hours form Buenos Aires. So we decided to take 3 days out and check it out. To reach Punta del [...]

The Magic of Buenos Aires

January 10th, 2010|Argentina, Blog, South America, Travel Stories|

Buenos Aires is everything that everyone raves about and more. It's a big city, with even bigger character. After the 52 hour bus ride up from Ushuaia, we stumbled into Terrazas Estoril hostel on Avenida de Mayo smelling the worst I've smelt in a long time [...]

Ushuaia to Buenos Aires – The 52 hour Bus Ride…

January 8th, 2010|Argentina, Featured, Patagonia, South America, Travel Stories|

Crazy? Yes Alternative options? No. I was at the End of the World after all... Ushuaia Argentina, Distance to here... Any sane person would take a flight. I'd take a flight, if there were any... but there was a two week wait. Booking a flight ahead [...]

Tierra del Fuego. The Land of Fire.

January 5th, 2010|Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Travel Stories|

You can't expect the most southerly inhabited town in the world to be easy to get to by road. Leaving Puerto Natales in Chile the journey went a little something like this... 2 buses, one side of the road switch to a bus going in [...]

Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales, Chile

January 1st, 2010|Blog, Chile, Featured, Patagonia, South America, Travel Stories|

Puerto Natales as a town is a small, relatively out of the way kind of place. There's not a whole lot going on there, and it's not the sort of place you'd visit for the town alone. People come to Puerto Natales for Torres del [...]

Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate

December 27th, 2009|Argentina, Blog, Patagonia, South America, Travel Stories|

After the hike and the bed bug saga of El Chalten I was ready to move on. We decided not only to move hostels, but to move town... A three and a half hour bus ride south from El Chalten is a town called El Calafate, [...]

Monte Fitz Roy – The Final Days of Spooney-Forkey

December 25th, 2009|Argentina, Blog, Patagonia, South America, Travel Stories|

After 32 hours on the road we staggered off our Route 40 bus at 6am into the rain, fog, and icy cold winds of El Chalten. El Chalten is a small town in Patagonia in Argentina, about 3.5 hours north of El Calafate. It is set [...]

Route 40 Patagonia – Join the Joyride

December 21st, 2009|Argentina, Blog, Featured, South America, Travel Stories|

This blog post is dedicated to the original Doughnut. You and your pink sun visor would have made this ride that little bit more special. Route 40, Patagonia, Argentina. The long and winding road... very long and very winding. Route 40 stretches south from Bariloche, hugging [...]

Knee Deep in Snow – Hiking Frey, Patagonia

December 19th, 2009|Argentina, Blog, Patagonia, South America, Travel Stories|

"A bit of snow maybe, but you should be fine if you've got some hiking experience", was the information from the guy at Club Andino Bariloche, the local hiking association. A great resource and the place to visit before hiking in the local area. He also [...]

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