Category Archives: South America

Is Salta the Real Argentina?


As it is the nearest big tourist destination to where I now live, Salta has become somewhere I head to whenever I feel the urge to get away for a few days.

Mar del Plata: A Very Argentine Holiday


I am not usually a big fan of going to lie on the beach on holiday. However, I was recently tempted to go to Mar del Plata for a classic trip to the Argentine seaside.

I had heard that this was a fun and family oriented type of beach resort. My wife had gone here as a kid and convinced me that I would enjoy it so I took the plunge and gave it a try.

Asunción Feels Far from the Rest of the World

asuncion general

I knew so little about Asunción before travelling there that I didn’t even know how to pronounce its name in English. I don’t think I had ever heard anyone mention the capital of Paraguay in my whole life.

The Unexpected Reasons Why Paraguay Now Rules My World


Have you ever headed off to a new destination with very low expectation levels and then been stunned at what you found?

That is exactly what happened to me recently when I discovered that Paraguay is probably my favourite place on Earth. Why do I love it so much?

Riding the Devil’s Nose in Ecuador


Getting on a train is usually an everyday experience. You might even call it boring when the trip involves the usual daily commute from home to work or back.

Yet, all over the world there are some amazing train rides that will thrill you. Probably the best trip of this type I have ever made was on the incredible Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) ride in Ecuador.