Monthly Archives: August 2012

Most excellent travel blog posts: August 2012

August 31st, 2012 (12 Comments)

It’s time for a round-up of our favourite travel blog posts this August. It’s been a hectic and awesome month. We started it in Chile and are ending it in Peru, after three weeks in Bolivia in-between. But amid all that, we did manage to keep up with our reading, and these are the favourites […]

Most amazing places we’ve ever stayed

August 30th, 2012 (9 Comments)

I’m a complete geek when it comes to finding good places to stay. Cosy, handmade, individual, homely, bohemian and eco-friendly are all words that grab my attention. Add to that a view, a hot tub, privacy, and a good price and I’m definitely sold. People are always asking me for recommendations and tips on how […]

Capture the Colour – Travel Photo Contest

August 28th, 2012 (7 Comments)

Thanks to two different bloggers (the lovely 2away and Journey through a lens), we’ve been nominated to take part in Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Colour photo contest. It’s insanely last minute – the contest ends tomorrow – but we thought what the hell, and have spent the last hour digging through five months’ worth of […]

Play Travel Photo Roulette Round #47: Excellent Splendour of the Universe!

August 27th, 2012 (43 Comments)

We’re excited to say we’re hosting round #47 of Travel Photo Roulette! Thank you so much to 2away for choosing our photo of Pipa the smiling dog. We were completely blown away to win the 46th round of this brilliant contest. It was started by Jeremy over at Living the Dream almost 2 years ago […]

Superpower Sunday: teens of Barrio Solidaridad – part two

August 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

This is the second part of our interviews with the teens of Barrio Solidaridad. We met them while volunteering with Cloudhead in Salta. They gave us hope in teenagekind.  Read their inspiring interviews on If I Had A Superpower. In this second part, we have interviews with Angel, Carla, Malena, Abigail, Facundo, Jonatan and their […]

Photo of the Week: lost in Narnia

August 24th, 2012 (2 Comments)

Our first couple of days in El Chalten, Patagonia were shrouded in grey clouds and drizzle, until on the third day we woke up to this magical winter wonderland. It was the first time we’d seen the magnificent Fitz Roy mountain range, and it was made all the more spectacular by the fact it’d been […]

The colours and shapes of the Quebrada de Cafayate

August 23rd, 2012 (7 Comments)

I have a confession. When I went to the Grand Canyon on the tail end of my gap year, aged 19, I was such a brat that on the way there, I moodily declared: “So what, it’s just a big hole”. Cringe. This was mainly to annoy the very keen group of German girls on […]

Cafayate wine: a charming alternative to Mendoza

August 21st, 2012 (10 Comments)

After a slightly treacherous but splendid time in Mendoza, we were intrigued to hear about Cafayate – a smaller wine region in Argentina, most famous for its Torrontes white wine. As a bigger fan of white than red, this peaked my interest even further and we decided to take a look. What greeted us was […]

Superpower Sunday: teens of Barrio Solidaridad – part one

August 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

This week’s superpower interviews are with the teens who inspired us while volunteering with Cloudhead in Salta. Their answers to these questions were just as inspiring as the exercise we did with them and Cloudhead. This is the first of a two part series. This week, read interviews with Fernando, Marcos, Gabriel, Romina, Alejandra and […]

Photo of the week: what are you looking at?

August 17th, 2012 (2 Comments)

This colourful bird at Iguazu Falls was fascinated by Steve and his camera. He seems to be posing a question as he stares down the lens. We’re calling him Jack. Any ideas what species he actually is? We’d love to know.