South America Awards

A few days after leaving and a little relaxation later, we can properly reflect on our 3 months on the continent. We figured an easy, informative and hopefully entertaining way to do that is via some awards! So, here's our own limited rankings of our experiences... Best overall experience Inca Trail. A hard, wet, hot … Continue reading South America Awards

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

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.