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Iguazu Falls: Wonder

July 11, 2011


After an uncomfortable journey on another disappointingly poor Brazilian bus, I disembarked at Foz do Iguacu into surprisingly good weather considering the poor forecast. I was picked up at the bus terminal by a representative from my hostel, and spent the rest of the day enjoying the sunshine by the side of the pool. Klein […]

Cordoba: Student Life

June 16, 2011


Thanks to the nasal acoustics of the Argentinian sat next to me on my bus from Mendoza to Cordoba, I was unable to get any sleep at all and thus spent my first morning in Argentina´s second city catching up on rest. I had checked into Tango Hostel, a friendly place with decent facilities with […]

Mendoza: Wineland (2)

June 15, 2011


If Cafayate was merely a starter in terms of our delving into Argentina´s wine region, then Mendoza was a main course to die for. It is barely worth mentioning the few hours we spent between overnight buses waiting in Tucuman, a city with nothing to offer travellers. The hours were wasted playing pool and snooker […]

Cafayate: Wineland

June 14, 2011


I am unsure if it was the mild hangover or the searing heat that made the short bus journey south to Cafayate massively uncomfortable, but in any case we arrived in the small winery town early and checked into El Balcon, a nice hostel with a large kitchen and a sunny roof terrace. It also […]

Salta: Into Argentina

June 10, 2011


Due to the ridiculous fact that the Chile-Argentina border shuts down overnight, we were required to waste a day on the 12-hour trip between San Pedro and Salta. Luckily, the bus was more comfortable than most, which boded well for the rest of my time in Argentina. The next morning in the city itself (nice, busy […]

San Pedro De Atacama: Money and Sand

June 8, 2011


Having successfully fooled an English couple into thinking that a few days in my company wouldn´t be too bad, I found a quiet and decent hostel in San Pedro shortly after arriving in Chile. After a decent salmon lunch, noticeably much more expensive than in Bolivia (a feeling that was to become familiar), the next […]

Uyuni and the Salar: Picture Perfect

June 7, 2011


In true Bolivian style, my 10am bus to Uyuni unapologetically became an 11.30am bus, and I did not make it to Uyuni until 5pm. This was no great disappointment, since the town itself proved to be small, cold and interest-free, aside from the inside of the bizarrely-named Extreme Fun Pub. My achievements upon arrival consisted […]