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Fin del Mundo, Fin del Viajes?

Or: does this latest excursion to the Bottom of the World represent the pinnacle of my travelling ambitions and achievements? Of course not. Despite the fact that my Antarctica trip … Continue Reading →


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Buenos Aires (aka New South Wimbledon)

I should definitely award myself a high score on the travellometer for managing to cope with this city at the end of such a long and arduous voyage, especially since … Continue Reading →


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Departure for Antarctica

I will be catching my ride this afternoon but I’m afraid that there probably won’t be much opportunity to post for the ship. I hope to be back on the … Continue Reading →


51 The Lonely Planet guide is a bit padded

Bad News and Good News

Well, the bad news is that I am not going to be able to visit Iguazu Falls on this trip after all. But the good news is that, with a … Continue Reading →


077 Pathfinder

Tierra del Fuego

Here we are at the Uttermost Ends of the Earth and I am trying to discover how it was that a people described in 1829 by Charles Darwin as abject, … Continue Reading →


024 Called a Streaked Maiden

The Towers of Pain

Torres del Paine is a Chilean National Park somewhere down at the bottom bit before you turn left for the Straits of Magellan. We camped here for four days and … Continue Reading →


063 It looks rather unstable

The Perito Moreno Glacier

On our way down to the other end of Los Glaciares National Park, we stopped off at the Patagonian hideaway of the real Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It’s … Continue Reading →


017 View with fire bush

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

We have been camping, yes, CAMPING at a place called El Chalten on the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, where towering rocky teeth rise up to separate the … Continue Reading →


42 Welcome to all Brits

Tierra del Viento

The Land of the Wind, which becomes ever more relentless as we travel further South. Just how we came to spend Christmas day travelling backward and forward between bleak and … Continue Reading →