Cafayate – Argentina’s Sleepy Wine Haven

The lack of plan meant we again had no idea where to go from Salta, except that we eventually wanted to end up in Mendoza. But very soon we were getting recommendations and Cafayate seemed to be held in high regard by other travellers. So we booked a hostel, bought our tickets and set off….


Apologies for the lengthy absence. We got a little behind due to a combination of fun and problems. From Iguazu we got the bus to Resitencia early in the┬ámorning. When buying the ticket we bought what we thought was a nice comfortable seat but it turned out to be a rather cramped semi reclining seat….

Iguazu Falls

Our hostel in Iguazu was about as far removed from our ideal hostel as you could find. It was recommended to us by the Frank Skinner-a-like we met in Uruguay and for some reason, despite our misgivings we booked it. It was more like an 18-30 holiday complex than a hostel, with a huge pool…

El Galope, Colonia, Uruguay

May 2014 – It’s been a while since we stayed at El Galope but it remains one of the most memorable stays of all our travels. You can find the El Galope webiste here and they are also on Facebook. Don’t hesitate – just go and stay there. You won’t regret it. ——- Whilst we…

Colonia del Sacramento

When I first planned the South America leg of our trip, Uruguay seemed a good place to visit due to its’ proximity to Buenos Aires. But as I realised that 3 months was not enough for even a small part of South America I culled destinations and Uruguay was one of the first to go….

Buenos Aires

New Zealand was fantastic but during our time there we came to realise that we missed the confusion that the randomness of South East Asia provided and were both looking forward to the challenges of travelling in South America (not to mention the cheapness). After arriving in Buenos Aires, we checked into our hostel in…

Auckland again

Auckland is the main hub for international transport to and from New Zealand. And so it should be as it is by far the largest city here. Our flight to Argentina was to depart from Auckland. The destruction of Christchurch meant that we could not possibly spend time there so rather than sit in a…