The hottest rivalry between Argentinians and Brazilians doesn't involve soccer or empenadas, it's all about who offers the best view of Iguazu Falls. If you wanna get headbutted by an Argie, tell him the Brazilian side is better. If you want to get stabbed by a Brazilian and have your shoes stolen for drug money, … Continue reading You say Iguazu, I say Iguacu
I've never met a waterfall I didn't like - and trust me, I've seen a few over the years - so there was no chance I'd miss out on Iguazu Falls during my adventures through South America. Along with Africa's Victoria Falls and North America's Niagara Falls, Iguazu is part of the holy trinity of … Continue reading I Can’t Help Iguazu Falls-ing in Love With You
Argentina is a beautiful and diverse country, but after drinking their beer and climbing their hills it was time move on to a nation best known as the punchline to a Simpson's joke, Uruguay. The historic township of Colonia is only one hour by ferry from Buenos Aires, so I jumped on one and headed … Continue reading Colonia-oscopy
Buenos Aires is home to 13 million people and 13 million ways to spend a warm May Sunday, such as dancing in the streets, eating empanadas and... well, I wasn't really sure what there was to do, so I just strapped a smile to my face and headed out into Argentina's bustling capital. This is … Continue reading Buenos Aires: City of Beauty
Pictures of Bariloche make it look like a sleepy little town in the Argentinean mountains, but this place can be as wild and exciting as you want it to be. It's surrounded by monumental natural beauty, but also full of great restaurants, busy bars and nightclubs that run until dawn breaks over the lakes. During … Continue reading Bariloche: bars, bushwalks and bad behaviour
The worst thing about being at the arse end of the world is that it's a really, really bloody long way from anywhere. So when I wanted to leave El Chalten, in Argentina's southern Patagonia, I really only had one option - a 24-hour-long bus trip along Ruta 40 to Bariloche. And yes, it was … Continue reading El Chaltén to Bariloche bus: Are we there yet?
El Chaltén is a great little town surrounded by natural beauty, but when I found out I'd be stuck here for a week due to a lack of buses, I wasn't the happiest little Vegemite. The townsfolk are preparing to close the place down for the winter, so there are hardly any restaurants or bars … Continue reading A hell of a time in El Chaltén
The Laguna de los Tres hiking trail in El Chalten, Argentina, is one of the most awe-inspiring walks in tbe world. It sweeps along ancient cliffs, past raging rivers, and towards glowing glaciers - but I didn't get to enjoy much of it because I was monumentally hungover after a night of drinking the dodgiest … Continue reading Goon and lagoons: The Laguna de los Tres trail
I've been to plenty of out-of-the-way places over the years, but few have been as remote as the Argentinean village of El Chaltén. This tiny dot on the map is home to just 1600 people and a bloody long way from anywhere - around 220km down the road from El Calafate, which itself has a … Continue reading El Chaltén is an el champion place!
I thought my ex-girlfriend was the most frigid thing on the planet, but then I met the Perito Moreno Glacier. This 250-square-kilometre block of ice is absolutely magnificent, incredibly cold, and one of the highlights of the Argentinean side of Patagonia. If you like massive slabs of ice and being so cold you think you'll … Continue reading Ice to meet you! Adventures at the Perito Moreno Glacier