Drinking Against Heart Disease

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Surprise, surprise, more wine tasting was next on the agenda. This time in and around the Calchaquí Valley, in the north-west of Argentina. According to wine gurus, the area ticks all the boxes for making amazing wine: Good soil, high altitude, lots … Continue reading

Luna-tics

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As we have traveled north from Buenos Aires, through Rosario and Cordoba, the scenery has changed immensely. The north-west of Argentina is arid with vast valleys nestled between stunning mountains. We visited two national parks famous for having landscapes literally … Continue reading

The Seven Wonders of Buenos Aires

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1. The people of Buenos Aires are called ‘Porteños’ – People of the port. 2. Buenos Aires is the original home of Tango: In the 1880s, millions of Europeans arrived at the port of Buenos Aires, looking to escape the misery, wars … Continue reading

Dream Roads

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Check out a new section on our blog – ‘Top Roads’ – A leader board of the most stunning journeys we’ve taken so far:

1st: Las Curvas – From Los Andes, Chile to Uspallata, Argentina.

2nd: The Austral Factor – From Cerro Castillo to Coyhaique, in Chile.

3rd: Futaleufu Valley – From some place in the middle of nowhere to Futaleufu, Chile.

4th: Cool as Ice – Private road to the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina.

Casita Azul

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After 2 months travelling around Chile and Argentina, we decided it was about time we learnt some Spanish, as opposed to just adding an ’o’ onto the end of English words. To this end, we rented an apartment, ‘Casita Azul’ (little blue … Continue reading

Grape Time had by All

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Our first few nights in Mendoza were spent at the rather unpleasant Damajuana Hostel, a nominee for the worst night’s sleep so far. It was worthy of a rather stinging review on Trip Advisor – Damajuana Hostel. Things improved immeasurably though when … Continue reading