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January 2017

The colourful hills of Valparaiso
Chile

Valparaiso: where globalisation began

Jan, 2016: Valparaiso is a beautiful if not slightly bonkers UNESCO rated city halfway up the Chilean coast known among things as one of the early examples of 19th century globalisation. In the second half of the 19th century,…

Looking back at Rosario over the swollen River Parana
Argentina

Rosario and Argentinean politics

Jan, 2016: From BA we carried on to the sleepy but super cool and beautiful city of Rosario to catch up with an Irish mate of mine (Ferg) and his beautiful Argentinean wife (Gaby).  Once again we spent a…

Beautiful wild flowers overlooking El Chalten
Argentina

Hiking El Chalten: the best trekking in Patagonia

NYE, 2015: As 2015 drew to a close we headed to Argentina’s trekking capital, El Chalten. After the drama and awful weather of Torres del Paine we were stoked to find glorious, sunny weather and arguably more impressive (and free)…

Fishing boats across the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego
Argentina

Tierra del Fuego: exploring the land of fire

Dec, 2015: Tierra del Fuego is an exceptionally rugged part of the world beset with crazy weather but a stunning landscape. While waiting for our expedition to Antarctica, we had the pleasure of exploring the Argentinean side of it.…

Antarctica

Last minute Antarctica expedition

Adding Antarctica to our itinerary only really became an option after hearing about the potential for ‘relatively’ cheap, last minute tickets from some good friends in London. Once we had heard about it though, the frozen continent quickly…