Wining & Cycling through the vineyards of Maipu, Mendoza

We had been excited for this for a while - the chance to spend a day in the sun cycling and drinking wine. First things first: it lived up to expectations, and it was fantastic value. We'd do it again in a heartbeat. Our AirBnB was in the south of Mendoza, near an area called … Continue reading Wining & Cycling through the vineyards of Maipu, Mendoza

Walking on pre-historic ice at Perito Moreno glacier

We're currently in Patagonia, experiencing everything hiking related that we possibly can. Having run out of options on dry land, we decided to tick off one of the bucket list items and opted to hike the Perito Moreno glacier in Parque Nacional de los Glaciers outside of El Calafate in Argentina. Some facts on Perito … Continue reading Walking on pre-historic ice at Perito Moreno glacier

Torres del Paine in a one day hike (Mirador Las Torres)

The W is the major draw for visitors to the Torres del Paine national park in Chilean Patagonia... but whether you don't have the time, the money or just don't want to, we're happy to say you can do a pretty amazing one-day trip to see the most spectacular of the sights in the park: … Continue reading Torres del Paine in a one day hike (Mirador Las Torres)

5 things to do on a budget in Buenos Aires

We were big fans of Buenos Aires. Compared to our time in Rio or Sao Paolo, it was a more comfortable environment with a more diverse range of entertainment. You can read more about what we did on a day-to-day basis in the diary. As always, we were looking to keep costs down. This meant … Continue reading 5 things to do on a budget in Buenos Aires

Making a pit stop at the Iguaçu Falls.

Iguaçu, Iguazú. Portuguese, Spanish. Brazilian, Argentinian. The falls sit on the border, and in fact you can see tourists from 'the other side' too. We took a 17 hour bus (so much fun...) from Sao Paolo to the town of Foz do Iguaçu, the Brazilian side of the border. It was somewhat of a detour … Continue reading Making a pit stop at the Iguaçu Falls.

It’s not always sunny in Rio de Janeiro, and other things we learned in Cidade Maravilhosa

1. It's not always sunny in Rio de Janeiro! Our first two days were actually overcast and wet, which unfortunately limits your options in a city so focused on it's beaches and mountains. We did do a walking tour of the historical Centro though, which was well worth it. 2. Pay-by-weight food is a THING … Continue reading It’s not always sunny in Rio de Janeiro, and other things we learned in Cidade Maravilhosa