Yesterday we packed our things and grabbed some lunch at the hotel then got a taxi to Mendoza airport about 3pm. We knew it was going to be a long night and were a bit nervous about flying with LAN, a Chilean airline. As you can imagine Emma was pretty nervous and hadn’t slept the… Continue reading 3 countries in 15 hours
I am out of bed and back in action; I have not appreciated feeling well so much in a long time! I even have an appetite so things must be on the mend. There is not much to report from yesterday as Emma and Chalkie were extremely hungover – they carried on drinking red wine… Continue reading I’m back!
At 1am in the morning we arrived at border between Chile and Argentina. We had managed to get a few minutes sleep every now and then but the bus driver had his foot down the whole way and going round mountains was not the smoothest journey at that speed! If we hadn’t have laughed about… Continue reading Bike riding to wineries in Mendoza
Yesterday evening around 7.30pm we arrived at Cape Horn, the most southerly island and point of South America, the sky was lovely and clear and the captain drove around the island and sounded the horn when we were at the very tip. We went out onto the deck and got some photos and as you… Continue reading Trek in the Ushuaia Forest
Yesterday we were due to dock at Port Stanley in the Falklands but because of the storm the captain announced that we would not have time as we were already running a day behind schedule. The seas towards the islands were rougher so he decided to keep us close to the land. Although we were… Continue reading Land Ahoy!
We left Montevideo port on Saturday night and started our journey towards the Falklands. We were told the water would be choppy but we were not quite prepared for what happened. At about 10am we met for some breakfast and already we could feel a lot of movement in the boat. Me, Em and Chalkie… Continue reading Storms at Sea
Today we booked an excursion called ‘Gaucho life on the Pampas’, it was a trip to a beautiful country estate and old ranch in the countryside. The ranch is owned by a family of Gauchos (Argentinian Cowboys), one of them is quite famous and has been in lots of newspapers, he’s also famous for kissing… Continue reading Day at the Gaucho Ranch, Yee Ha
We arrived into Buenos Aires at 3pm and like a heard of cattle we all shuffled down to the gangway to get off the ship. We got off and jumped on the shuttle bus to the cruise terminal just a few minutes round the corner. When we got there we saw the queue to get… Continue reading Tango in Buenos Aires
As predicted me and Paul did not make it to badminton this morning but Emma and Chalkie did. The wind was really strong so they had to resort to playing tennis as the shuttlecock kept blowing away! The wind caused the boat to be quite rocky and the swimming pool was going mental; it was… Continue reading Kwells all round!