Argentina 2007

16 entries, 5,559 words

  1. A signpost showing the direction and distance of world cities Travelogue

    And so to bed

    Back home, being kept company by a certain Mr. Jet Lag, I write a mini-review of my time in Argentina

  2. Tempus fugit

    On the art of idling

    Of the great arts one learns during one’s student years — idling, Jedi, drinking — idling is the most useful. I put it to good use in Río Gallegos

  3. A street in Ushuaia Entertainment

    Sheikh, rattle, and roll

    Friday night in Ushuaia, Argentina. Five travellers go in search of the nightlife in Ushuaia, and end up somewhere … shady

  4. Travelogue

    Tierra del Fuego

    As a child I imagined Tierra del Fuego to be filled with volcanoes. It’s not. Here’s a brief glance at that most southerly part of Patagonia

  5. Hunting

    Paw prints

    Nadia and I dice with death in the hills behind the town of El Calafate. Some might say I was being melodramatic

  6. An Englishman abroad

    A nice cup of tea and a sit down

    An Englishman is lost without a cup of tea. Time to find a cuppa in Welsh Patagonia

  7. Local traditions

    Not drinking in El Bolsón

    In a bar in El Bolsón, Río Negro province, we try a local tradition: definitely not drinking the night before the election

  8. Hotel Llao Llao, nestled in the Argentinean Lake District Just south of Switzerland

    An oasis in Patagonia

    Four days of walking in San Carlos de Bariloche, in the Argentinean Lake District, finds me winning pool and feeling relaxed

  9. Last stop

    This is gaucho country

    Stopping off at a gaucho’s house, Nadia and I come across something unexpected. City-living this is not

  10. Life as a tour guide

    Payunia, the land of volcanoes

    We make our way through Parque Provincial Payunia, a land of volcanoes. Santiago, our guide, tells us stories of his time there

  11. The best of times, the waste of times

    When plans change

    The highs and the lows of travelling. I like to think taking the rough with the smooth is part of the fun

  12. A lake in Cañon del Atuel, Mendoza province, Argentina Love and geology

    Cañon del Atuel

    A trip into Cañon del Atuel in Argentina finds us watching an Argentinian gentleman working his magic on the ladies. Oh, and we manage some climbing too

  13. A shelf of wine is surmounted by the stuffed heads of various animals Taxidermy

    A condor in Mendoza

    Nadia and I meet up in Mendoza, and explore the town. We find a condor but miss out on the albino toads

  14. A bright orange sky, with the sun hiding behind a cloud Open space

    Through the grasslands

    Overnight, I took a bus from Buenos Aires to Mendoza. Through the window I saw my first great Argentinian sunset

  15. Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires The journey and the destination

    In Buenos Aires

    A long, long flight finally sees me arrive in Argentina, two years after I left. And I have four hours to waste

  16. A beautiful Patagonian landscape: grasslands in the foreground; mountains in the background Back again

    In Patagonia

    For five weeks I’ll be missing from Edinburgh. Instead, you’ll find me in Argentina, heading south with a skip in my step