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Bikes and booze in Bariloche

On a quiet road with a stunning backdrop there can be no better mode of transport than two wheels. Situated on the Argentina/Chile border it is easy to understand why Che Guevara once dreamed about settling down in Bariloche next … Continue reading

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A poetic trip up Route 40

Years spent working outdoors in the glare of the Patagonian summer sun and braving icy winter gales have given the elderly man’s wrinkled skin a deep burnished caramel tan. Doffing his black grandpa cap in my direction, he eases himself … Continue reading

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The Hands of Time

It’s a spooky sight. The coloured handprints creep out from the darkness and upwards, along a large gallery of rock, as if trying to claw their way out of history. We have driven 40 minutes outside of the small, lakeside town … Continue reading

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Travelling lesson 264: Never hire hiking boots

“Do you want to try them out around town a little bit before you head off?” says the shop assistant. I decline the offer, assuming, as always, that everything will be okay. Unfortunately being a generally optimistic person isn’t always … Continue reading

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The giant-sized iced gems of Perito Moreno

Tinged with grit and dirt it looks like the browned topping of a lemon meringue pie, a million giant-sized white iced gems clawing skywards. Crammed into a catamaran, we rise to our tiptoes to get a first glimpse of the … Continue reading

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A Welsh tea and a march with the penguins in Patagonia

Before we came away, I was given a brilliant book of Traveller’s Tales including one by Don George called “The Culinary Chaos Principle”. In it he describes his fond love of turning up at a restaurant abroad and ordering crazy-sounding … Continue reading

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Tingo, Tingo, Tango! Bringing in Christmas with the couchsurfers in Buenos Aires

For the first time I can remember, I wasn’t very excited about this particular December 25th. It’s a time of year for escaping the cold and dark to warm up in front of the fire whilst watching It’s A Wonderful … Continue reading

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