South America

Learning to ride a bike on Death Road, Bolivia

July 29, 2010
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With the recent end of the Tour de France, it seems befitting that I post about my own personal cycling challenge. When we were planning our trip to Bolivia last year, one standout adventure presented itself again and again and refused to be ignored: cycling down “the world’s most dangerous road“, better known as Death […]

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Crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile

December 19, 2009
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I dislike of being cold, I’m a creature in my element in warm conditions. It was bitterly cold in Salta, Argentina – much colder than winters in mild weathered Sydney. The thought of wearing a beanie or hat for warmth in Sydney hasn’t ever come close to crossing my mind, yet in Salta I would […]

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Salta, home to the best empanadas

December 6, 2009
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Our first 2 days of our trip were spent in Buenos Aires – eating, relaxing and easing into holiday mode and finding our feet with the language. On day 3 we caught a plane to Salta, in the north west corner of Argentina at the foothills of the Andes. Through our research we were attracted […]

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Meat beautiful Buenos Aires

November 27, 2009
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A holiday in South America! With a full month to divvy up and allocate, the Co-pilot and I did very thorough research on where we wanted to go, see and do. In fact there was months of research in preparation – we’d consulted countless guide books, blogs, websites, food shows, travel articles, friends’ personal recommendations […]

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