Like many (all?) countries in South America, Argentina has a pretty brutal history.
Although we’d had some idea of the events of the late 1970s and early 1980s during the time of the military dictatorship, the guide on our walking tour in Buenos Aires really brought home the brutality of the regime, when he highlighted that from 1976 to 1983 up to 30,000 people were ‘disappeared’ by the military.
Bolivia is the cheapest country in South America. Depending on your budget you can find cheaper places to stay than those listed here. Alternatively, you can splash out a little bit and stay in some very nice places. Our choices were largely above complete budget, but were, on the whole, great value for money.
A central error in our destination choices for this trip has
been that we are following winter around! We left the UK in early March, at the
beginning of Spring and travelled further south in South America as
their winter approached. We return to the UK in September, just in time for