"I can't wait to get back to the mountains" I said, as we trundled down a hill in Cordoba city on the way to a new hostel. Steve agreed. We'd been in the city for a few days and liked it – there were … [Read more...] about When you’re done with the city, go hunt for UFOs: magic in Capilla del Monte
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.
I started to notice it in Buenos Aires. Friends would meet me a drink "after therapy", my Spanish teacher would fit me in around her sessions, and everyone would pepper conversations with "my … [Read more...] about Why are so many Argentines in therapy?
When I dreamed of biking round the Mendoza wine region, I conjured a scene of quiet streets and pretty landscapes. What I didn't envisage was speeding cars and heavy goods vehicles. Combined with … [Read more...] about Bikes and wine in Mendoza: six tips for a splendid (and safe) combination
As with most of our Patagonia trip, to risk or not to risk was the question with Puerto Madryn. The southern right whales arrive around June, and we were going to be there at the end of May/first week … [Read more...] about What’s worth 48 hours in a bus? How about whale watching in Puerto Madryn…
Growing up in the south-west of England, a short drive across the Severn bridge to Wales, I was always both fascinated and amused to hear about ‘Welsh cowboys’ lurking somewhere down in the wild and … [Read more...] about Tea, cakes and Welsh cowboys in Gaiman, Patagonia
Is it worth going El Chalten, Argentina’s hiking capital, in Autumn? This is a question that puzzled us for weeks. Summer is the peak hiking season but we could only get there for the end of May at … [Read more...] about What’s Patagonia like in Autumn? The day El Chalten became Narnia
Seeing the Perito Moreno glacier was one of the most hyped moments we dreamed of when planning this trip – so much so that as the day approached we started to panic that we may have built it up a … [Read more...] about Perito Moreno glacier and a dash of whiskey: a photo essay
We've waved goodbye to Buenos Aires and are rounding up our posts on the city that became home for nearly two months. With Steve filming in California, I lived with an Argentinian girl and mostly … [Read more...] about Our favourite five things to do in Buenos Aires
"I don't feel thankful to the universe. It's mean." Yes, I actually said those words. I was in Buenos Aires, a city I dreamed of since playing 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego' as a child, and I … [Read more...] about Learning to live in the moment
People often ask us how we coped as vegetarians in Buenos Aires, land of meat lovers, and the truth is, it was one of the best cities we have ever been in for vegetarian restaurants. This is a list … [Read more...] about Ten of the Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Buenos Aires