Filed under Argentina

Buenos Aires Street Art

Buenos Aires Street Art

Browsing my pictures of Buenos Aires and I realised what a city of contrasts – from the stunning European architecture, to the placards and protests; gorgeous green spaces and parklands to garbage on street corners.  One thing you can’t help noticing is some of the graffiti so have selected just a few of the pictures … Continue reading

A day in Chile–Torres del Paine

A day in Chile–Torres del Paine

24 March 2012 Today I decided to do a day trip to Chile.  It meant a 5am start for breakfast with the bus picking me up at the hostel about 5.45am.  Needless to say, I dozed on the 5 hour drive there – however I did notice the amazing stars – had forgotten how fantastic … Continue reading

Arriving in Patagonia – El Calafate

Arriving in Patagonia – El Calafate

23 March 2012 Today wasn’t all that exciting.  After an early start to fly out of Ushuaia – amazing views over the mountains as we departed, and long stretches of empty land until I arrived in El Calafate.  Definitely realised what a big country Argentina is – and why I am glad to be flying … Continue reading

Farewells and a stretch of the legs

Farewells and a stretch of the legs

21 – 22 March 2012 Getting off our Antarctic cruise I felt at a bit of a loss.  Now the backpacking starts.  After a farewell lunch with a couple of people from the boat, I checked into the Antarctica hostel in Ushuaia.  What a change.  I have become a little bit spoilt in the last … Continue reading

Headed to Antarctica – Day 1 & 2

Headed to Antarctica – Day 1 & 2

9 – 10 March 2012 After boarding the ship in Ushuaia and departing about 6pm on the 9 March – we settled ready for a two to three-day crossing of the Drake Passage. There was a captain’s welcome before retiring to bed the first night (my roommate Cathy and I were quite impressed with our … Continue reading

The best thing to do??

The best thing to do??

9 March 2012 On the last day in Ushuaia, for the morning of the day of departure, I decided to go to the Museo Maritimo de Ushuaia.  Located in the original prison of Ushuaia – it was an interesting way to kill some time and find out the history of this town at the bottom … Continue reading

Finally its real! Day 1 in Ushuaia, Argentina

Finally its real! Day 1 in Ushuaia, Argentina

For a few weeks in London before I left, everyone asked ‘Are you excited?’ and my response was, the trip doesn’t really feel real yet. And I wasn’t sure when it would.  Walking out of our Thackeray Court flat, home for almost 6 years, didn’t make the travelling seem real.  A somewhat teary goodbye at … Continue reading