20 March 2013

Finding a Decent Profile Pic

Hagley, England, United Kingdom Wednesday, March 20, 2013 The second task of the South American sojourn was to Find a Decent Profile Pic, and after many many snaps, I finally found one that I was happy with. As it happened, it wasn’t the amazing landscape: rainforests, rivers, mountains, glaciers or caves that hit me most, […]

20 March 2013

Finding Myself

Hagley, England, United Kingdom Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Seeing as four months ago to the day I set off to Find Myself, it only seems right to give a little update on my progress. Don’t worry – nothing too deep.. Meeting hundreds and hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds certainly gives you a new perspective […]

11 March 2013

12.1 and Home

Rio de Janeiro International Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Monday, March 11, 2013 All my time in Brazil was spent in an airport. This is even more of a travesty than when I only saw the capital city of San Jose in 1.1 (that was a while ago wasn’t it?!). Last time I was in […]

8 March 2013

11.8.2 Independiente v Godoy Cruz

Buenos Aires, Argentina Friday, March 8, 2013 Flares, fencing and fanatics probably sums up my second football game in the Argentinean capital. Whereas 11.8.1 had been organised through a tour agency, this time it was much more rogue. It all started in 11.3 a few weeks ago when I met Bruno at the top of […]

4 March 2013

11.8.1 Boca Juniors vs UniĆ³n de Santa Fe

Buenos Aires, Argentina Monday, March 4, 2013 Almost immediately after checking into the hostel in Buenos Aires, I was out exploring the streets of the surrounding area, San Telmo looking for an Art Factory (“I thought this was about football?”) Well, the Art Factory in question was the name of a hostel. And in that […]

3 March 2013

11.8 Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina Sunday, March 3, 2013   My week in the Argentinean capital was the last of my whole trip. After flying in from Mendoza, I spent Monday to Friday, 9 – 5 working at a German company that has offices out here. Evenings were spent wandering and the weekend I went off to […]

2 March 2013

11.7.3 Vendimia (Wine Festival)

Mendoza, Argentina Saturday, March 2, 2013 This was a very big deal in the city of Mendoza. In the preceding days along my wanders around the city I’d seen billboards and posters dotted around with pictures of young ladies in tiaras. They were in shopfronts, on buses, and next to scaffolding; each from a different […]

2 March 2013

11.7.2 Wine/ Bike ride

Mendoza, Argentina Saturday, March 2, 2013 It was still well before noon when our group were first dipping our noses into a Malbec rose at a family run vineyard on the outskirts of Mendoza city. In between the three wineries we visited until the early afternoon our transport was on two wheels (per person). The […]

28 February 2013

11.7.1 Sunset horse riding

Mendoza, Argentina Thursday, February 28, 2013 Recently down from the saddle, sipping on a glass of red, and chatting over the sizzle of huge hunks of steak in an outdoor brick barbeque; it was a gloriously typical Argentinean moment. At 1730 we arrived at the ranch, about a forty minute drive out of the city […]

27 February 2013

11.7 Mendoza

Mendoza, Argentina Wednesday, February 27, 2013 The first point I will note about Mendoza is its town planning (weren’t expecting that were you..) An earthquake in the mid-19th century necessitated a rethink of the roads and layout of the area. To avoid a repeat of the architechtural devastation, the avenues were built wide, with plenty […]