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 hiding for days. We felt like we were in Narnia.
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 my minibus who wanted to stay there an extra day. This would have meant missing the gay pride parade in San Francisco and nothing was getting in my way of that. Still, to call the Grand Canyon a big hole is up there on my list of “Oh God, did I really say that?!”. There are plenty more, I assure you.
It was our trip to the Quebrada de Cafayate in Argentina that spurred this memory. Read more
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 a charming town with incredible scenery, the best empanadas in Argentina, friendly animals and delicious Cafayate wine. Here’s our trip in photos. Read more
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 Julieta.
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.