Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Finding Evita in Buenos Aires

Painting of Juan and Eva Peron in La Casa Rosada

La Casa Rosada
Anyone who has watched Evita will remember seeing Eva and Juan Peron making impassioned speeches from the balcony of the ‘pink house’ or Casa Rosada – the presidential offices - to thousands of adoring supporters in the Plaza de Mayo.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Fuerza Bruta - Brute Force

On our first night in Buenos Aires, we headed to see the Fuerza Bruta show. I’d first heard of this from some fellow travellers in Sucre, who had managed to describe it as a bit like

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Starting our week in Buenos Aires

Argentine National Congress
Buenos Aires was fun and interesting city to while away a week. There was so much to see and do there, we could have

Friday, 15 August 2014

Drinking wine in Maipu

Straight from the barrel!
One of the best ways to enjoy the vineyards around Mendoza is to spend a day in Maipu, hire a bike and cycle from one to the next, sampling the local produce as you go. We liked it so much that we went twice!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Mendoza – the city we just kept going back to!

Parque General, San Martin, Mendoza
We went to Mendoza three times while in Argentina! 

At the border: still smiling as
we haven't realised how long we'll be here
Crossing the Andes from Chile after our stay in Valparaiso, we arrived into the wine-making capital of Argentina on the 5th June (2014) for our first stay with our Argentinian host, Federico, who we found through Air BnB.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Our time in Valparaiso in pictures

Pretty Valpo
Known as 'Valpo' to its friends, this bustling, chaotic port town was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 2003, after locals petitioned the international body to try and stop