Category - Travel

Time out in Mendoza

Mendoza First of all, the bus journey from Santiago to Mendoza takes you through some impressive landscapes so try and get a seat upstairs near the front so you can take it all in; it’s well worth the effort of booking and reserving a day...

Santiago

Aiming high in Santiago

My first visit to Santiago was when I was fifteen years old, on a family ski trip to the resorts of La Parva and then Portillo. Good skiing, great après-ski, amazing views, incredibly strong sun at that altitude that I remember burnt my exposed...

Puerto Varas and the Burn-out

The Boat and the Border From Bariloche, I hopped on a boat and crossed the border into Chile, heading for Puerto Varas. I could maybe get away with just that first sentence but it would be unfair to the incredible scenery if I did not at least...

Bariloche

Bariloche, a slice of paradise

After the spectacular scenery of El Calafate and El Chaltén, I flew up to Bariloche, or San Carlos de Bariloche, to give it its full title. This was going to be my last flight for a while, until I reached Peru in fact, but I had decided when...

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...

Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

El Chaltén, in Patagonia

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...

Hostel

Photo of the Day: 6 – 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...

El Calafate

El Calafate in Patagonia

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...

South B&B

South B&B at El Calafate

  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...

Unicorn

Photo of the Day: 5 – A 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...