Colombia, coffee and chocolate…

Back on the road alone again, my lovely polish tour mate had left me in a hurry as she was notified that her flight 90 minutes later to Bogota had been cancelled.  She needed that flight to ensure that she got her connecting flight to Europe.  Welcome to Colombia where they cancel flights when they…

Waterfalls and trekking around Sucre, Bolivia 

I came across Condor Trekkers whilst I was looking for an lunch place to go as the run a vegetarian cafe as well which was packed with backpackers and locals alike. On further investigation I found that they also organised tours within the local area too. Both businesses were being run as “not for profit” with…

Salta… a jewel-box-sized-getaway?

There has been a concerted effort to encourage new hotels, restaurants and shops which they say is now paying off in a stream of visitors attracted to Salta’s updated colonial charm. Today, the old city center is recognized as a “jewel-box-size getaway”, perfect for exploring on foot and finally appreciated for its rich cultural offerings, grand neo-Classical buildings and thriving night life.

Iguazu / Iguaçu Falls

Perhaps partaking in an all-afternoon Easter Sunday lunch where the wine glass was never half empty, followed by a catch up dinner with two of the Tucan tour group might not have been my best best idea. Not when I got back to the hotel at 1130pm and had to be up at 330am for a 545am flight to Iguazu Falls. We all slept…

Santiago and over The Andes to Mendoza

I arrived into Santiago with the tour group and we managed to get back on our bikes to take a tour of the city and check out food markets, fish markets and local landmarks. We walked through Bella Vista, Santiago’s boho district full of colourful streets, fancy architecture, cafes and bars.  We took the funicular, (declared…

Tierra del Fuego here we come…

The flight from Sydney to Santiago was 12.5 hours and it just seemed to take forever.  A four hour layover in Santiago where we managed to find seats to lie down and get an hour’s kip and then a further two hours flying to Buenos Aires.  We tried to buy our pesos from the airport bank…