Most excellent travel blog posts: June 2012
I spend so much time reading travel blogs, and find so many things that I like, that I thought I may as well starting sharing my pick of the bunch with you. Here’s my list of the blogs I most enjoyed this June.
Photo of the week: rainbow favela in Rio
We took this photo from the cable car that runs across Alemao, one of Rio’s biggest favelas. We went to the favela for lunch with a girl we were couchsurfing with, and had some awesome vegetarian feijoada at Isabel’s cafe. Seeing the favela from above was fascinating, but most of all we enjoyed meeting some of [...]
Tea, cakes and Welsh cowboys in Gaiman, Patagonia
Growing up in the south-west of England, a short drive across the Severn bridge to Wales, I was always both fascinated and amused to hear about ‘Welsh cowboys’ lurking somewhere down in the wild and unforgiving landscape of southern Argentina, half a world away from the green and pleasant lands of Cymru. So when we [...]
The day El Chalten became Narnia: a photo essay
Is it worth going El Chalten, Argentina’s hiking capital, in Autumn? This is a question that puzzled us for weeks. Summer is the peak hiking season but we could only get there for the end of May at the earliest, by which time Autumn would be in full swing. More than seventy five per cent [...]
Photo of the week: George the sagui monkey in Rio
From now on Friday is ‘Photo of the week’ day. Up first is this excellent sagui monkey we met at the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio. Steve named him George, which we think is pretty fitting. Monkeys like George run amok on top of the Sugar Loaf and you can also find [...]
Perito Moreno glacier and a dash of whiskey: a photo essay
Seeing the Perito Moreno glacier was one of the most hyped moments we dreamed of when planning this trip – so much so that as the day approached we started to panic that we may have built it up a little too much. We needn’t have worried as the ice giant went beyond expectations.
Our favourite five things to do in Buenos Aires
We’ve waved goodbye to Buenos Aires and are rounding up our posts on the city that became home for nearly two months. With Steve filming in California, I lived with an Argentinian girl and mostly spent my days learning Spanish, practising yoga, writing and working on a project that I’ll be launching sometime soon. I [...]
Learning to live in the moment
“I don’t feel thankful to the universe. It’s mean.” Yes, I actually said those words. I was in Buenos Aires, a city I dreamed of since playing ‘Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego’ as a child, and I was having a strop. Steve was in San Francisco talking about the splendour of the universe and I [...]
Our top ten vegetarian restaurants in Buenos Aires
People constantly ask us how we coped as vegetarians in meat-loving Buenos Aires and the truth is, it was one of the best cities we have ever been in for veggie restaurants. This is a list of our top 10 favourite vegetarian restaurants in Buenos Aires. Not all are 100 per cent vegetarian but instead [...]
A quick guide to Buenos Aires’ barrios
Like every major city, Buenos Aires is split into different areas, each with a distinct character. Here is a guide to the ones we managed to visit during our time there.