This was the second to last stop on our round the world trip - and it was EPIC, including sights, celebs, plenty of cocktails, and hanging in Brooklyn!
Thought California was always a sunny surfers paradise? So did we, until we set off on our road trip and found out we’d picked entirely the wrong time of year!
It started as an innocent pub crawl. It ended at 9am after three clubs, getting stuck in the Santiago Marathon, a blazing row on which direction to go, then a three-hour drunken stumble home!
Buenos Aires is a remarkable city, unique in South America. But its abiding memory for us is the time we narrowly averted disaster after picking up someone else's backpack from our hostel and nearly flying off with it!
The guidebooks say the favelas are safe, scaremongering bloggers suggest not to go out after dark. Thankfully we ignored the warnings not to go out at night, but there is a sinister side, and people who live in Rio say it's getting worse...
The Blue Mountains are breathtaking, but its main town of Katoomba is stuck in a crumbling Art Deco time warp where golliwogs still prop up the gift shop windows. Luckily, we found some chinks of modernity in a knockout coffee shop and some unexpected street art.
Melbourne isn't flashy like Sydney. It doesn't scream 'look at me' with its opera house and massive bridge. It's a place to explore, and as our first stop in Australia - its delights blew us away...