Having been to Ushuaia (arguably the southern-most city in the world), I felt that I should mark a milestone in my journey by visiting the most northern point of continental South America six months later.
I spent a month in Santiago in April 2017. This was something of a work break to try and recuperate some funds after the expensive trip around Patagonia.
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 ...
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Find advice on getting the best economy out of your travel. We do a lot of DIY travel instead of just taking a tour, so you can be sure to find lots of information about how to get from A to B without breaking the bank.
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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.
Reviews of where we have been. We discuss hotels, restaurants, tour companies, transportation and much more.
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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