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Sunday in San Telmo  Posted on 12/08/2014
Sunday in Buenos Aires, the place to visit is the neighbourhood of San Telmo. Every Sunday thousands of people, Porteños and foreigners alike, browse the hundreds of market stalls, sit and chat over cafe con leche, hunt for that...
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Riding like a Gaucho  Posted on 11/29/2014
It wasn’t so much that my legs hurt, everything hurt. I dismounted from the saddle and staggered around the horse, removing sheepskin, gaucho saddle, cinches and blankets before removing the halter and allowing my horse to wander the...
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How To Beat Reverse Culture Shock  Posted on 11/24/2014
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay is an hour (50km) by ferry from downtown Buenos Aires. This makes it a great day trip destination for Argentinians and for weary travellers to spend a long weekend. I realised I was in need of a break after...
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3 Day Jeep Tour: Salar de Uyuni  Posted on 11/16/2014
After a harrowing 8 hour bus trip from Sucre to Uyuni, I was relieved just to be off the bus and on firm ground again. Our bus driver literally raced another bus the entire trip, jockeying for position and momentarily overtaking before...
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Walking With Dinosaurs  Posted on 11/12/2014
When I found out that just outside Sucre was a Parque Cretácico (dinosaur park), my inner 6-year-old took control and all of a sudden I was spending a hot afternoon in southern Bolivia clambering down into a gully to get up close to...
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The Chaos Of La Paz  Posted on 11/08/2014
Nuestra Señora de La Paz, more commonly known as La Paz (the peace) is the highest capital in the world at 3,600m above sea level. Obviously it also claims to have the highest Irish pub, golf course, soccer stadium, hospital and...
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Island HomeStay On Lake Titicaca  Posted on 11/05/2014
Lake Titicaca is shared by Peru and Bolivia, and at 3,812m above sea level, is the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest lake in South America. According to Andean legend, Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun, with Isla del...
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Machu Picchu!  Posted on 10/31/2014
Machu Picchu is 2,430m above sea-level, situated on an ‘eyebrow’ between the Andes and the rainforest. Built in the fifteenth century Machu Picchu was abandoned when the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spaniards in the...
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5 Questions I Never Want To Be Asked Again  Posted on 10/28/2014
Travelling solo has made for some interesting conversations, interactions and I have met some awesome people. The first thing I get asked by other travellers is whether I have had any issues travelling solo. To be honest I think what you...
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  • austinarthur
    austinarthur 27 February 2014 18:29:22

    It's very rewarding volunteering in Mexico!

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