It’s 365 days since we stepped out of our empty London home onto the early morning streets of Peckham and made our way to Rio. Twelve months and twelve countries later, we’re in Mexico with no … [Read more...] about A year on the road in photos…
From the magnificence of Patagonia to the cosmopolitan vibes of Buenos Aires, Argentina captivated us. Explore our stories from five months in this vast and beautiful country. Both Buenos Aires and Salta became our homes for over a month, and we also travelled to Patagonia, Mendoza, Capilla del Monte and Cafayate.
This time last year, our journey was still a dream. I had another couple of months at work, we needed to find tenants for our house and the number 2012 was still synonymous with the Olympics. Now, … [Read more...] about Top 15 South America highlights: our year in pictures
Have you ever heard of the Wichi people? We hadn't until we went to Jueves a la Mesa, a vegetarian puerta cerrada in Buenos Aires. A couple from New York – Leigh and Noah – were holding an exhibition … [Read more...] about Working with the Wichi people in Salta
We spent about six weeks in Salta, Argentina and fell in love with its laid-back charm, cobbled streets and terracotta roofs. Practically the whole town closes from 1-5pm – even the surgeons go home … [Read more...] about Eight things to love about Salta, Argentina
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 … [Read more...] about The colours and shapes of the Quebrada de Cafayate
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 … [Read more...] about Cafayate wine: a charming alternative to Mendoza
Teenagers are obnoxious, right? Rude, selfish, little creatures that think they know everything better than everyone. This is what the British right-wing papers would certainly have you believe. While … [Read more...] about The selfishness of teens: volunteering with Cloudhead in Salta
Salta is famous for its peñas, venues where musicians come together to play traditional folk music. Most of these have been turned into touristy nightmares with an organised sit-down dinner and staged … [Read more...] about Video: Folklorico at La Casona del Molino, Salta
During my four months in Argentina, I have been to the dentist a total of 12 times, had two root canals, two crowns and one standard filling. For about 15 minutes of that time, I had no more than a … [Read more...] about Is Argentina the sweetest country on earth? I have the teeth to prove it.
I was in a tunnel 15 feet under the ground, only just big enough to crouch and crawl through. The lights had blown a few moments earlier, just in time to see a bat skim the crown of my head. I peered … [Read more...] about On facing fears