Archive for August, 2008

La Paz (& the Gringo Trail), Bolivia

“Chelsea, oh my God, so fab to hear from you!” the English girl screamed into her mobile, disturbing the peace in La Paz’s Coca leaf museum. An hour later I overhead a conversation in a cafe held amongst some newly met English gap year students “yeah, well we were in Peru for 2 weeks, we […]

Salar de Uyuni & Volcanoes of South West Bolivia

Trips to the Salar de Uyuni (the worlds highest, and largest, salt plain / lake) are an absolute must on any vacation to Bolivia. You can either take day trips from nearby Uyuni to visit the Salt flats, but it’s really worth going on a more extended package that includes the amazing volcanoes, multi coloured […]

Tupiza, Bolivia - Butch & Sundance Kid Territory

Tupiza is a cool little town in Southern Bolivia, not far from the border with Argentina. It’s very much on the “gringo trail”, and is used as a base for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid tours, as well as being a start point for trips to the truely amazing Salar de Uyuni.

Iruya - Best of North Argentina?

Iruya is a traditional village set in a stunning valley in North Argentina. There’s a few buses every day to and from Humahuaca - travel time is a little over three hours. Of all the villages I visited in this part of Argentina, Iruya has the most spectacular setting. It’s a great place to spend […]

Purmamarca, Tilcara & Humahuaca (Argentina)

North of Salta, in Northern Argentina, are various interesting, dramatically set traditional highland towns. Purmamarca, Tilcara, Uqura and Humahuaca (and also Iruya - see following article) can all be visited on a day tour from Salta. Those with more time on their hands could spend a night or few in one or more of them, especially […]

Cachi: Peace & Wine in North Argentina

Cachi is a peaceful village in the Calchaqui valley in North Argentina, about 3 hours from Salta. From Salta it can comfortably be visited on a full day tour, or alternatively it is often combined as an overnight package with Cafayate which is further down the valley. The main reason to visit Cafayate in addition […]

Salta & Exploring Northern Argentina

Salta is a graceful large colonial city in the North of Argentina. It is the country’s finest colonial city, and despite it’s size it’s a tranquil place to spend a couple of nights.

BA Soho Rooms & Hotels in Palermo, Buenos Aires

Palermo is Buenos Aires’ chic and trendy district. Streets are lined with boutique style clothes shops, cafes, restaurants and trendy bars. For nightlife, Palermo is the best district to stay in, and it’s also a great part of Buenos Aires for restaurants. Where should you stay in Palermo?

Buenos Aires & Where to Stay

Stylish, peaceful, and full of stunning early 20th century architecture, Buenos Aires feels distinctly more European than any other city in South America. It also feels far more civilised than any other city I’ve visited in South America - it’s the type of place that would be great to live in. For those visiting, where […]

Pousada Del Mares, Fernando de Noronha - Hotel Review

A hotel review of Pousada Del Mares in Fernando de Noronha as I promised the owner I’d make….