Monthly Archives: May 2011

A world apart

Sitting here on a plane destined for South Africa, it’s hard to believe that in less than 24 hours time, I will be bumping along a dusty road towards the Thanda Private Game Reserve, over 3 hours drive from Duban … Continue reading

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The many faces of Buenos Aires

They say that Buenos Aires is the Paris of South America. If you raise your eyes and look up at the grandeur of the buildings above you, with their intricate stonework, wrought iron balconies and French doors, you could be … Continue reading

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Heaven on Earth

When we’d originally been planning our trip through South America, I had been dubious about visiting Iguazú Falls. I mean a waterfall is a waterfall, right? I couldn’t have been more wrong. Roughly translated ‘Iguazú’ means ‘Big Water’, and with … Continue reading

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Love me tender

If Salta was beside the sea, then it might just be one of the most livable South American cities we’ve been to. I am of course bias, having lived near the ocean my entire life. Nevertheless, it has plenty of … Continue reading

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Starry skies and volcanoes

It was love at first sight. Even as we disembarked from the bus, stretched our weary legs and wandered the dusty streets in search of a place to stay, I was head over heels. The object of my affection is … Continue reading

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Postcard from Buenos Aires

Hola chicos! Wow, time sure does fly when you’re traipsing around South America with a backpack on your back and a camera in your hand. The GLG and I have been flat out the last 2 weeks and only just … Continue reading

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Walking in a dream

SNAP! Postcard shot in the bag. And another. Wow – it’s difficult not to take a good shot in this place. Where are we? The Salar de Uyuni Desert in Bolivia, that’s where. The very place that inspired Salvador Dali … Continue reading

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Nurse Bobo

I’ll let you in on a secret – I earnt my nurse stripes while in La Paz. I’m officially ‘emergency ready’. Here’s the story… Reluctantly and out of necessity, I was called on to administer painkillers into the toned right … Continue reading

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A La Paz

I don’t think there’s a city more dramatic on arrival than the Bolivian capital of La Paz. Yes, that’s a big call to make, but one I’m willing to put on the table. You go from bumping along a dusty … Continue reading

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One perfect day

It’s funny how a day can start like any other: cold shower, soggy sandwich and a ferry to some distant island named after the sun. Hmmm…okay, so it didn’t start like most days, but it certainly didn’t have ‘watch out … Continue reading

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