Monthly Archives: June 2007

bad for the budget, good for the soul

I know I like to make out that actually this travelling business is really quite hard work; overcoming language barriers, constantly meeting new people, navigating new places, buying bus tickets, finding food, somewhere to stay. Well I’m currently in Paraty … Continue reading

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piranha fishing and other stories

I arrived in Campo Grande after a very quiet and peaceful fourteen hour bus ride and upon arriving in the bus station was met by a whole load of tour guides offering tours to the pantanal. So within an hour … Continue reading

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water, water everywhere and more than a drop to drink!

How do you describe Iguazu falls? I was ten years old when I visited Niagra in the states and I remember being pretty blown away by the experience. Well Niagara has nothing, absolutely nothing on Iguazu! Yesterday I began the … Continue reading

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frenchmen and flaming cockroaches

I had planned a relatively quiet final night in Salta. Brought some rice and vegetables and a bottle of beer to have in the hostel. I should have known better. Whilst having a quiet read on the patio I ended … Continue reading

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Cachi and Parque Nacional los Cardones

Back in Salta, again, after my latest little excursion into yet another tucked away valley in the North. Not fancying one the whirlwind, in-out-and-shake-it-all-about tours from the city I decided to make my own way to Cachi along yet another … Continue reading

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the guys love to cook!

Finally back in Salta after my adventures in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Hayley and I ventured away from Tilcara for a five hour walk up into the hills to the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) one of many in Argentina. … Continue reading

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rocks of many colours

The extremes of temperature and the altitude are getting a little crazy…actually the weather here at the moment is really hot and sunny in the day and then pleasantly chilling at night time! I left Salta yesterday morning at the … Continue reading

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our friend Enrique

Finally reached Salta in the North of Argentina, a really beautiful and lively town with a gorgeous central Plaza and amazing churches and buildings. I arrived just after midday on Sunday to find Craig, my friend from Buenos Aires, waiting … Continue reading

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bow legged

Back from my two day horse trek into the wilds. I should totally become a gaucho, after two days I had the hat, the poncho, a wad of cocoa leaves in my mouth, totally going native! No, seriously though, the … Continue reading

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