After a 20 hour, overnight bus-ride from Buenos Aires, I arrived in Bariloche disheveled and in need of a shower. The journey itself, with Viabariloche, wasn't so bad. It included meals (Milanesas, coffee, rice, jelly, alfajores) and a comfy "cama" seat, but my legs felt like those of an astronaut returning to earth after I finally got off the bus.
I spent three months in Buenos Aires from November until early March, during the notoriously hot and humid summer. In this post, I’ll share some tips for both short-term visitors to the city and perhaps also expats coming to live here for a little longer. Buenos Aires is a charming city with a European feel in some sense. It is often called the “Paris of South America”. It’s not surprising that in a city of immigrants there is a wide mix of cultures blending into one. Obviously there is a large Spanish influence, but the Italian influence is ...
Tongatapu is the principal island of the group of islands that compose The Kingdom of Tonga. It's the island that international visitors fly into and is small enough to see in just about a day with the help of a rental car. I'd probably recommend 2 days though if you'd like to spend some time relaxing at the various beautiful beaches. For me the highlights were the great isolated beaches that can be driven to, and the ubiquitous sea wall that surrounds the coast almost all around the island, creating blow holes, rock pools and tremendous crashing ...
"Bula" is the word meaning "Hello" every visitor to Fiji learns even if they try not to. From the moment you walk out of the plane in Nadi airport against the backdrop of strumming of guitars, to the "Bula Pass" on the Yasawa Flyer, to the friendly shouts to foreigners by the locals, you will be well acquainted with "Bula" by the end of your stay in Fiji.
The Whitsunday islands are a group of 74 islands just off the coast of Queensland, Australia accessible via Airlie Beach (pronounced “Early” by the way) on the mainland, which is between Brisbane and Cairns. The islands are a playground for the rich and famous with yachts filling the marina and with fancy villas dotting the nearby hills.
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Our adventures to far-flung places, including rainforests and jungles, and all manner of creepy crawlies from Komodo dragons to bird-eating spiders.
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Whilst 99% of the people you meet when travelling genuinely want to help you, there are some that just want to extract your money, we discuss our experiences in such situations, so you (hopefully) are better equipped than we were.
Lee previously worked researching black holes , and is now still a bit of geek working as a freelance programmer to fund his travels. He is at his happiest when exploring some jungle in search of creepy crawlies like snakes, lizards and spiders, and his travel highlight so far was having the chance to see Komodo dragons near Flores.
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