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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 province in far north Argentina, I was tired, grumpy and hungry. The accommodation we had chosen from a limited selection had been based primarily on cost (not a lot!) rather than location. You get ...

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 you say  "If that’s high up on your Extraordinary-O-Metre how lame is your life?! Seriously, get a hobby" Well, it kind of is already my hobby. A hobby I have long had a love hate ...

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 with reckless abandon ...

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 Uruguay? I couldn’t ...

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 etc, I haven’t opened ...

Carpe (4)

Finding love on the road

You meet all types travelling. People who connect with you,  join you, laugh with you,  annoy you,  drink with you, help you,  surprise you and intrigue you. For me, the experience of travelling is people first, places second. My moments and memories are the people I've met. And sometimes, along the travelling path, ...

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Going Slow in Caye Caulker, Belize.

Caye Caulker is the kind of place that made me think, f*$k it, why not cancel my flight home and stay here for the rest of my life. It seemed like a perfectly reasonable decision as soon as the boat pulled in and I got my first glimpse of the place. The tiny island of the coast of Belize, Caye Caulker is totally ...