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

Headless Penguins of Antarctica

Headless Penguins of Antarctica

Now that I am back in Ushuaia it has been a good time to look through and back up my photos. I have hundreds of penguin shots from a distance, up close, in groups or alone.  However one thing that I seemed to have shot a lot of is the seemingly headless penguins.  These photos … 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

Do people ask that?

Do people ask that?

To kill time on the Antarctic cruise with G Adventures, there were a range of lectures and stories by the expedition staff.  Most of the time these were about the history of Antarctica – tales of the historic expeditions of Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton and Mawson where it was hard to believe exactly what these explorers … Continue reading

5 tips for sea kayaking in Antarctica

5 tips for sea kayaking in Antarctica

Worth every penny! The sea kayaking option to add-on to my G Adventures Antarctica cruise wasn’t cheap, but I enjoyed my last kayaking holiday in Greece and decided it would be worth paying the extra to have a slightly different view of Antarctica, along with a bit of exercise on the trip.   With expectations of … Continue reading

The Icebergs

The Icebergs

Are you here for the wildlife or the ice?  This was a common question in the early days of my Antarctic cruise. And the responses were a fairly even split of those who were here to see the wildlife, and those who were on board to see the ice. I thought I was here to … Continue reading