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Argentina’s dirty past

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Just a few of the tens of thousands of people ‘disappeared’ during Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’.Buenos Aires [by Jeremy] “And this is where they brought the trucks in and loaded the tortured, bloody bodies on board before driving them to…

The road to Buenos Aires

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Uruguay has lots of lovely vintage cars.Buenos Aires, Argentina [by Paula] The urge to just get ‘there’ – wherever there may be – is not something with which the slow traveller is familiar. Whilst most of us have goals…

Water, water everywhere

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Worth a detour: Iguazu Falls (Brazil)Buenos Aires, Argentina [by Paula] We Brits are sticklers for punctuality. So it seemed a trifle rude to turn up to our friends’ house in Buenos Aires, more than a year late. “Sorry about…

Argentina, we meet at last

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It’s all a bit lovely in northern Argentina. Purmamarca, Jujuy.San Ignacio Guasú, Paraguay [by Paula] The arid deserty landscapes of northern Argentina notwithstanding, the country is proving to be something of an oasis. With a few small exceptions, we’ve…

Photo Gallery: Argentina around Uspallata

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More photos from the region around Uspallata in Argentina – to go with my last update . Considering it was mid August and winter, I was blessed by sunshine and warm weather, which made the trip very enjoyable. The entire…

Maps can be so deceiving!

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Last week I completely fell for information I took from several maps. I was in Argentina briefly because my 90 days in Chile were coming to an end and I had to leave the country. With no clear destination (other…

Guatemala 2 – North to Tikal in the El Peten region and returning south to Antigua.

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24th February – Peten is the northernmost department of Guatemala, as well as the largest and is home to a number of archaeological sites belonging to the ancient Maya civilisation.   Of these, Tikal is probably the real highlight and this…

Streets paved with Gold

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They only exist in fairy tales – don’t you know? If streets were paved with gold, they’d soon be overrun by bad guys, from near and far, trying to pinch the gold. So why have I written such a weird…

The final countdown

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We are going home TOMORROW! I’ve thought about home so much as a mental escape that it has become hard to believe it is a real place, far away, where we will be transported overnight through the magic of aviation.…

Signs

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Here is a little gallery of some of the signs we saw on the road in Patagonia. Useful information or good advice in every one of them.…

One last night camping

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We spent one last night in the van, at Andean Roads, the place our friend and fellow VW fanatic Cris owns north of Buenos Aires. In the morning, we organized the van in order to ship it back to California.…

Punta Alta

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We spent the last several days in my home town, Punta Alta. It makes sense: a short 700Km drive from Buenos Aires, here we have family, friends, showers, internet, and my childhood house to stay in. We spent the time…

North-ward bound

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Up and away from UshuaiaIt was tough to pull ourselves away from Ushuaia. Not only did we enjoy some spectacular weather and the great company and hospitality of some new friends, but it also meant beginning the journey back…

Malvinas

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On our way down to Ushuaia, we spent one night in Rio Grande, on the north part of the island of Tierra del Fuego. It happened to be the first of April, on the eve of the anniversary of Argentina’s…

End of the World

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The ferry spit us out onto the other side of the Strait of Magellan, where we drove along the flatland watching the golden grass sway, all while trying to keep the truck under control from the powerful gusts of wind. …

Patagonia in”spire”s

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We bid farewell to our new friends and hopped into the truck, ready for yet another border crossing.  No more than ten minutes after we entered the aduana building, we were leaving Chile, both of us stamped out of the…

We Found Paradise, It’s In Patagonia

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 Though the Carretera starts its journey in Puerto Montt, only a few miles exist until the road ends, quickly submerging underwater. Here lies the first of many mandatory ferry crossings. The first was a short 45 minutes, hugging the…

Love in the land of fire

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Today is Día de la Novia (Girlfriend’s Day) here in Argentina, and the perfect day to deliver some heartening news. Guess what happened here?Bahía Lapataia in Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, the most romantic place in the world.We…

The end of the road

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We have made it to Ushuaia! It is billed as ‘The Southernmost city in the world,’ although there is a small naval town, Puerto Williams, a bit farther south–across the Beagle Channel in Chile.Milo looks out for dogs over…

March in Pictures

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Just in case it wasn’t totally obvious, yesterday’s post was an April fools. We will make it to Ushuaia today, and we still have a few more months of travel. Plus of course, we’d never let go of Milo. Or…

Into the great wide open

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When we reached Punta Arenas, we checked into a hotel as a respite from two things that have become very difficult–staying warm at night, and fast Internet. We’ve seen so much in the past two weeks that it seems like…

Driving south

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In the last few weeks we’ve been driving down Patagonia. A few weeks ago we rode a steam train:And run into the cover Bruce Chatwin used for his book.It is very windy in the plains of Patagonia.One problem…