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January 2017

Sunset over the Atacama desert just south of La Serena on our Chilean road trip

Chile road trip: journey to the driest desert on earth

Jan, 2016: I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE road trips, especially when they’re through epic scenery in the driest desert on earth.  While Chile is a very skinny country often no more than 100km wide, it…

The colourful hills of Valparaiso

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

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

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

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.…