Category Archives: South America

Mate Tea and Chocolate Submarines in Buenos Aires

Despite experiencing scorching temperatures while in Buenos Aires last year, our guide, Pablo (aka Your Friend in Buenos Aires), was eager for us to try a pair of traditional Argentinean hot drinks. He took us to Café La Biela, near … Continue reading

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Marlon Brando in Valparaiso

The UNESCO World Heritage district of Valparaiso in Chile is literally covered in graffiti. But the talented, artistic kind (mostly). It’s everywhere. Big and small. Intricate and simple. Realistic and stylised. Outside and inside. And it’s constantly changing. So that … Continue reading

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Pelican Patrol Over Viña del Mar, Chile

The Roca Oceanica is located just north of Chile’s UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valparaiso. From its craggy slopes we saw this amazing flight of pelicans against the backdrop of the dramatic Dunas De Concón. Our local guide, Antonio, told … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #4: Hero

Welcome to Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I will pick a word or phrase as the theme for that week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits with … Continue reading

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Sailing in Magellan’s Wake in Patagonia

I know my Bucket List is a little out of control. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still approach each new experience with a huge sense of enthusiasm and anticipation. The first part of 2016 was particularly good for ticking … Continue reading

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Easter Island Moai

There are few more iconic historical objects than the Moai stone figures from Easter Island. They’re just something we all recognise. Unsurprisingly, this makes them extremely sought-after, which has led to several Moai (and many more Moai pieces) being removed … Continue reading

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UNESCO Patagonian Penguins

I was really torn before our visit to Puerto Madryn in Argentina. We had time to visit either the Península Valdés (Valdes Peninsula) UNESCO World Heritage Site or Punta Tombo Magellanic Penguin Colony, the largest in South America. Both these … Continue reading

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