Tag - Argentina

Photo of the Day: 8 – Boat Stop

Boat Stop

When you’re waiting for a bus, it’s called a bus stop. When you’re waiting for a boat, it must be called a boat stop, no? This was taken halfway between Bariloche in Argentina and Puerto Varas in Chile. It is a rather impressive journey, with tall mountains on either side. You can do a similar route by bus, but I thought...

Photo of the Day: 7 – Bus Stop in Bariloche

Bus stop

In Bariloche, the local buses are a great way to get around. The concrete bus stops may not look like much but they keep the sun off you, are usually filled with interesting graffiti and these little arrow slits allow you to keep an eye on any approaching bus. Apart from the wonderfully vibrant splash of colour, I chose this picture of the inside...

Suspended in the Space Time Travel Continuum

There’s a lot of hanging around, mixed in with sudden bursts of activity, when travelling great distances and Argentina is a huge country. I flew to El Calafate from Buenos Aires; and then from El Calafate to Bariloche. There was just way too much ground to cover in too short a time and I balked at the idea of sitting on a bus for 30 or so...

El Chaltén, in Patagonia

Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

The Trek I took this image at the start of the hike called ‘Loma del Pliegue Tumbado’. It was the favourite hike of the person who checked me in at the hostel the night before and it seemed like she knew what she was talking about. The hike took you up high so you could get a great view of both Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre peaks...

Photo of the Day: 6 – Hostel

Hostel

If you need a hostel, El Calafate and El Chaltén have a lot of them. The majority of folks visiting these parts do not stay for long, I’d guess the average being 2-3 days in each, so they’re used to the quick turnover and can provide all the necessary essentials, namely having somewhere to lay your head at the end of a hard day’s...

El Calafate in Patagonia

El Calafate

There is one major reason why so many people come to El Calafate and that would be to see the Perito Moreno glacier, a truly spectacular spectacle. I shot plenty of video of the glacier on the Sony A7SII and will be trying to post some of that material when I get the time. Until then, you’ll have to make do with this image of a dirt road...

South B&B at El Calafate

South B&B

  I arrived at South B&B in El Calafate and was met at the front desk by both Javier and Andrea. They are so experienced in people coming through their doors needing advice on how to get the best out of their trip that, by the time I made it to my room, I knew exactly what trip I was going to do and had it all booked up. Being a...

Photo of the Day: 5 – A Unicorn

Unicorn

There I was in El Calafate, Patagonia, tired but happy after a day shooting video with the Sony A7SII at the Perito Moreno glacier, one of the truly great natural spectacles of this world. I’d walked away from a couple of the restaurants that’d been recommended to me because they were doing great business and had no need for a man...

Wandering Lost in Buenos Aires

I had given myself three days in Buenos Aires before heading down south to El Calafate, just to have a little bit of time to re-orientate myself. I enjoy wandering round a city, so I’d set out early in the mornings, my Sony A7RII camera in hand, with very vague plans. I’m not really one for checking out the main sites and like to see...

Not a Fashion Blog, but… ‘Flor de Camisa’!

Now, I know that I’m not writing a Fashion blog but, sometimes, you just gotta go with the flow. I was doing my usual aimless wandering around with a camera routine in Buenos Aires when I came across this boutique tucked away off a main street. Nothing planned, and accidental discoveries are allowed and just one of those lucky things that...