Chicoana is THE centre for Rodeo competitions in Argentina. We passed quite a few Gauchos on our way in on the very long drive from San Antonio de Los Cobres and more were hanging out in main plaza all dressed in their gaucho uniform of baggy trousers and flowing white or red shirts.Continue reading “Argentina Road Trip – Chicoana and Guachito Gil”
The Salinas Grande is huge! 525 square kilometres of salt encrusted lake some 3500 metres above sea level. An impressive sight to put it mildly.
Northwest Argentina has some of the most dramatic and diverse landscapes in South America? Today is the first day of our ten day road trip around this beautiful region.
After a long overnight bus trip we arrive in Puerto Madryn, a small and very pleasant town which is the gateway to the isolated and desolate but magnificent Peninsula Valdes.
Often described as colourful, dilapidated and ramshackle, Valparaíso is an intriguing mess of a city that sprawls across dozens of steep hillsides on the coast of Chile overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is a labyrinth of vertiginous streets and cobblestone alleyways spread along the various “Cerros” or hills.Continue reading “Valparaiso – Hills and Horses”
“We want to go somewhere off the beaten path” – we said to Miguel, an independent guide we met at the South American Explorers Clubhouse in Cusco.