We knew being in South America for Easter would be a spectacle, but some of the traditions & processions we saw were just downright weird!
Some natural wonders are just so awe inspiringly brilliant, words or even photographs cannot adequately do justice to them. But imagine seeing a series of once in a lifetime views relentlessly, one after another, for three days, and you'll begin to understand what it's like to take part in a Jeep tour from Chile to Bolivia!
San Pedro de Atacama is peak Gringo Trail. The town itself feels like Disney World Does The Desert. But there's a reason we - and so many others - make this an unmissable stop on their South American journey....
We spent three days in San Pedro obsessing over which Salt flats tour to choose, and which operator seemed to be offering the best deal. We were promised the world from many of the tour operators, even though essentially every tour is the same. To save you those three days, here are our top tips on how to choose and how to avoid being ripped off!
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!
Our love of red wine is so absolute that our South American trip wouldn't have been complete without a visit to Malbec country. But it was two sets of Americans, for better and for worse, which made for the more memorable moments of the day!
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!
We're not exaggerating - yes it's a tourist trap but not in the same gawdy way as Niagara. The Brasilians and Argentines are rightly proud of their 'cataratas', and for good reason...
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...
Seeing the Whitsundays battered by Cyclone Debbie this past week has been heartbreaking, because this time three weeks ago we were lucky enough to visit before paradise was lost ,,,