The blog has suffered from even more neglect over the past year or two, but I’m determined to start being more diligent!  For the time being I’ll capture the travels I’ve done from the last post until now, so at least I have it documented: Australia: Business trip to the Gold Coast and Melbourne, Read More

Yet more travels under my belt, but not a blog update in sight.  Sigh… France: Bordeaux, Medoc, Cognac, Provence, Avignon, Arles, Corsica, Dordogne (Rocamadour, Domme, Monpazier), St Emilion, Chamonix, mountaineering week around Mont Blanc massif Spain: Barcelona for Andy & Laura’s wedding, Montserrat Germany: Munich Netherlands: Amsterdam x 2 Switzerland: Zurich, Baden, Lausanne, Berner Oberland,, Read More

A word of warning to all you readers out there: I’m in a contemplative mood and about to get all nostalgic again…  You Have Been Warned!  🙂 Wow…!  Well in the blink of an eye my global "Grand Tour" of the past 285-odd days has come to an end.  It’s crazy to think that, Read More

I’d been told by many people that seeing an Argentinian football (soccer) match live shouldn’t be missed, and up until my penultimate day in Buenos Aires I thought I’d missed my chance as the season had ended back in November when I first arrived.  But on my final afternoon in the city I found, Read More

Aaaaah, it’s great to be back in the city…! I’m in my apartment again and straight back into the swing of things here.  I’m also taking another dose of Spanish classes (private this time), but damn if it didn’t get really bloody hard all of a sudden!!!   Looks like I’ve moved past the easy, Read More

Talk about saving the best for last!  With Bolivia behind me, I had one last destination I really wanted to see in Argentina before heading back to Buenos Aires for my final stint in South America: the falls at Iguazú!  I’d been told by many people that they’re one of the most impressive natural, Read More

Back in La Paz, and with a day up my sleeve before I was due to fly back to Buenos Aires, I had the chance to do something I’d heard rave reviews about from some fellow travelers: mountain biking the “World’s Most Dangerous Road”! The road in question is that which connects La Paz, Read More

I’d been looking forward to a tour of the Potosí mines ever since I first heard it was possible, and it didn’t disappoint ONE BIT!  It was easily one of the best adventures I’ve had traveling EVER – and hey that’s saying something…! First stop was to get kitted out in all the protective, Read More

A mining town might be a strange final destination in Bolivia for me to choose, but as it says on the city’s coat of arms, “rich Potosí, the treasure of the world, and the envy of kings” is no ordinary mining town! The city was founded in 1545 after rich silver deposits were discovered, Read More

One of THE highlights of Bolivia is the incredible Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat.  It’s a mind-boggling 12,106 square kilometres in size and sits at an also impressive 3,653m altitude. Like all things in Bolivia it turned out to be a bitch to get to.  It was a nightmarish 13 hour, Read More