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Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas: the most northern point in South America

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. 

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Hiking in Bariloche

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 ...

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Three months in Buenos Aires

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 ...

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Bula Fiji

"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 ...

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Camping the Whitsundays

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 ...

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do --- Mark Twain

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