I say, “Malbec”, you say, “?”

Mendoza! That’s right, the Argentine city is synonymous with high-calibre, new world wine and, as an oenophile, that was reason enough to visit whilst in the country. I made a reservation on AirBnB then headed to the Buenos Aires bus terminal to board and overnight bus to Mendoza. Not only were the tickets more than…

Patagonia – Narnia meets Middle Earth

As I write, the dawn is weaving patterns of red and gold through the cloth of cloud on the Patagonian horizon. I am on a bus heading from El Chaltén to El Calafate: places of which I was totally ignorant until a week ago. Where and what is Patagonia? It constitutes a third of Argentina…

You’ve been tango’d – a week in Buenos Aires 

Hello from Argentina! Rather a few days have passed since my last post so I will try to give a (witty) summary of my movements: I left you last in Cape Town as I prepared for my 39-hour (layover in Doha inclusive) transit to Buenos Aires. That was about as much fun as it’s sounds…

Cape Town and the Garden Route

If you have ever heard a semi-inebriated South African extolling the virtues of Cape Town, you would think the place was a second Eden – paradise on Earth. So, with this reputation preceding it, it had a lot to live up to. I will freely admit that winter might not be the optimal time to…