Ironman Brazil

Andrea and I slept as best we could at the Montevideo airport on Thursday night, a first for both of us. Our flight to Porto Alegre, Brazil was scheduled for a 7am departure, arriving at 8:45am. We both fell asleep as soon as we took off and when we woke up we...

Around the coast to Chuy & Chui

Up until this point we were a bit disappointed with Uruguary. Colonia was awesome, but Punta del Este and Montevideo had both been disappointing for us. This is when it all started to change! We rented a ‘”toy” car from Montevideo and started our drive to La...

Uruguay, the first week

Welcome to the mate capital of the world! People are drinking this stuff like crazy – they carry their mate cups with a thermos full of hot water all day long. Mate is a very social drink with “rules” for sharing. I tried it once and I’m sure I broke all the rules of...

BA

Ever since I saw Madonna as Eva Peron in Evita in 1996, I knew I wanted to go to Buenos Aires. I had all these visions and expectations of a little Paris in Argentina! We arrived in Buenos Aires by plane since the long distance bus union was on strike and stranded us...

Weekend trip to El Bolson

Wayne and I took a side trip while in Bariloche to El Bolson which is a 2 hour bus ride to the south. We didn’t make any reservations because we planned on camping both nights to save some money. There are plenty of advertised camp sites near town so we walked and...

Los Siete Lagos

Yep, still over a month behind on the blog as we’ve since been to Buenos Aires and are now in Uruguay! It was great of David and Barbara to suggest we join them for the weekend driving route 234 and the Siete Lagos, primarily between Villa la Angostura and San Martin...

Bariloche – chocolate, hiking and lakes

It seems like an eternity since the last post, although we’ve been busy rafting, hiking and visiting the beautiful Argentine lake district. Bariloche, situated on Lago Nahuel Huapi, is surrounded by mountains and lakes which made some great adventures for us. We...

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