Seven on Sunday – Things I’m Looking Forward To…

Later today I leave for six weeks away, visiting China, Mongolia, Russia, England, France and Japan. Here is my list of the top seven things I’m looking forward to. Not working But seriously, right? This is going to be so nice not getting up early for split shifts, away from the monotony of work. Not …

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Accommodation Review – Ibis Hotels in Brazil

The Ibis is a bit of an institution in a way I guess for me. I first stayed in one in 2006 at Charles de Gaulle Airport. I’m going back there in June. They are reasonably reliable, if simple, comfortable places to stay. Not expensive generally depending on where you are, but also quite plastic …

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Buildings of Buenos Aires – National Museum of Decorative Arts

So. This is another truly remarkable building in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. Now, one could be easily fooled by the title, couldn’t one? I mean, it sounds like a few mostly beige rooms with fancy cups that definitely wouldn’t be on my list of places to see. In fact, if my wife hadn’t been …

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Accommodation Review – Hostal Copacabana, La Quiaca, Argentina

The word Copacabana seemed to follow me around in South America from the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia to Rio de Janeiro. And then there was the Hostel Copacabana in the dusty border town of La Quiaca. I crossed the border and decided to walk to the hostel. It was a bit further than …

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City Rumble – Quito versus Lima

Two cities on the western side of South America, two countries that share a border, Quito and Lima both have good and bad sides. They are quite different cities despite being in neighbouring countries, and both offer quite a bit for the visitor. Quito is the Ecuadorian capital. It’s at altitude – 2,850 metres above …

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Accommodation Review – Green House Hostel, Bariloche

Doing another review this week as I’m trying to get them all done before I leave. Bariloche is a gorgeous spot in Northern Patagonia, with unsealed roads and a Bavarian feel. I stayed in the Green House Hostel, in a single room with shared bathroom. It was a great choice, there was a lot to …

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