Since watching the musical ‘Evita’ in London as a child, Buenos Aires had always held a fascination for me. Needing to relax for a while after the brutal ride South, I decided to fly from Ushuaia to BA and then take a number of weeks to get to know the city a little. And what … Continue reading Buenos Aires to Madrid. And into the Basque region….
This entry covers the last leg of cycling in South America – the journey to the ‘end of the world’ (‘fin del mundo’). Ushuaia isn’t actually the end of the world, but it is the southernmost city in the world, hence 'fin del mundo'. Having finished the Carretera Austral, our intrepid group of 10 cyclists … Continue reading Journey to the end of the world
This post is going to be an attempt to get the blog more up to date (I claim lack of good internet and exhaustion as my defence). It covers a lot of distance, so I will try to let the pictures do most of the talking! From Bariloche I was finally into Patagonia. This vast … Continue reading The Carretera Austral
I had long been looking forward to Mendoza. I’d heard great things about the food there, and then of course there’s the wine…… In the event it was even better than expected. Not only did the food and wine live up to (or indeed exceed) expectations, the countryside, the scenery, and the warmth of the … Continue reading Mendoza to Santiago – Wine, steak, pumas, headwinds and mountain passes.
I hope everyone had a great time over the holidays and that 2019 has started well. I had a wonderful time with my friends in Santiago and got going again on the 2nd of January. I'm currently on the doorstep of Patagonia, but as you know, the blog is a little behind….. After the tough … Continue reading Cowboys and Canyons
Leaving our unexpected and comfortable accommodation at the border, Stephano, Tracey and I set off towards the next town (some 68 kms away). We were promised that the Police there would be expecting our arrival and would be happy for us to camp behind the police station. The corrugated concrete road surface, together with sand, … Continue reading What’s new, Argentina?