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Exploring Argentina’s Far North – Purmamarca, Salinas Grandes and Humahuaca

The day had been three long, hot bus rides and by the time we rolled into San Salvador de Jujuy, capital city of the Jujuy ...

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Cafayate, Argentina

Our bus pulled into Cafayate at midday on my 33rd birthday. In the few days prior, I’d toppled off a cliff, theoretically ...

YACHT CLUB (3)

A breakthrough learning Spanish

Something rather extraordinary happened to me today. I thought a thought in Spanish. Unconsciously!! "Hold up sista..."  I hear ...

Have Appetite

Food. The real reason I travel

The most frequently used sentences in my general life vocabulary are: When Can We Eat? What Can We Eat? I Feel Like Hot Chips  and I Think I’ve Eaten Too Much….But Can We Get Ice Cream Later? I’m obsessed with food and when I am travelling, the obsession goes into overdrive. I eat ...

OFF THE GRID

Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

Over the past four years I have spent  a bit of time travelling through South and Central America and sometimes things get a little same same. Same type of markets, same type of food, same type of buildings. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, it just means when I come across a unique destination I ...

BEACH SIDE Uruguay

A Surprise Trip To Uruguay!

I’d been in Argentina less than 24 hours when Jair surprised me with a week trip to Uruguay to celebrate 2016! I barely had time to shake off the dust of the arrivals lounge at Buenos Aires airport before I found myself presenting my passport at Uruguayan immigration. The only thing I knew about ...

THE BACKPACKSMACKDOWN (1)

The Backpack Smackdown

I woke up this morning with a food hangover, thank you Christmas eating frenzy, and a huge case of pre departure buzz because  tomorrow I leave for Argentina!! The planning for this trip has been almost non existent. Other than buying the ticket and checking a few must do boxes, like travel insurance ...