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…

Sydney celebrations 

I’d been told that I should really be sticking in Oz for Australia Day and no better place to do it than Sydney. My first couple of nights were spent in Kirribilli; not a bad spot to be staying, just on the shore by the harbour bridge on the North Shore.  For Oz day, we…

Chasing the sun in Burma… Yangon to Bagan

Heading for Yangon It feels like I am finishing this off an age after we have been there.  I can’t believe that, it is almost a month since we were there. After 4 hours sleep we were up and out to catch our flight from HK to Bangkok on Asia Air (dare I say that…

Starting 2016 in Hong Kong

A sleepless overnight flight meant we were extremely happy to meet the  driver waiting to bring us to the Cordis Hotel and start this trip in style.  Straight up to the club lounge to enjoy some early evening bubbles (not contemplating that it was only 9am GMT) and get an overview on the city, maps and…