Topics: Food

La Serena Plaza

Viña del Mar and La Serena, Chile

Our route North from Valparaíso was always going to end up with us in San Pedro de Atacama however instead of incurring a 29 hour bus journey all in one blow we made a couple of stops along the way. The first stop was a bit of a cop out...

Polar FT4 Santiago

Eat, Drink, Run

The food in South America is a dieter’s worst nightmare. I’ve talked before about the cakes, carbs and lack of vegetables but to add to the equation we now have $3 bottles of lovely wines to contend with, luckily I am not on a diet, right? And hopefully will never...

santiago street art

Hello Chile!

We made our way to Chile a few days ago via an Andesamar six hour bus trip from Mendoza, another incredible bus ride, through the Andes this time. Half way into the trip we left the border of Argentina and found ourselves at Chile immigration a couple of km’s down...

mendoza, malbec lunch

Mendoza brings Argentina to a close

Our time in Argentina has come to an end. From where we currently are in Mendoza we are to catch just a six hour bus trip over the border onto Santiago, Chile. I am sure most Kiwis and Aussie’s are aware of the horrible murder of fellow Kiwi, Nicholas Heyward...

mendoza, horse riding

Last few days in Argentina, Mendoza

To get to Mendoza from Cafayate there is no direct bus so we had to go via San Miguel de Tucumán which is 6 hours from Cafayate (we arrived an hour earlier than scheduled), so instead of banging out an overnight bus straight after that we stayed a night in...

Nanni Bodega, organic wine

I left my heart and sobriety in Cafayate

Next we made our way to Cafayate, where the wine country begins which makes Argentina famous for its delicious reds and whites. From Salta your only option is going with Flecha Buses which leaves Salta at 5:50am, 10:30am, 1pm, 5pm, 7:30pm and 9pm daily. The three-hour drive was incredible and...

Montevideo

Three nights in Uruguay

To add a 37th country for me and a 39th country to the tally for Rob a one hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires to the small smugglers town of Colonia, Uruguay was in order. There are three ferry companies to choose from Seacat Colonia, Buquebus and Colonia Express to get...

buenos aires

Buenos Aires, The Paris of South America

We spent 5 days in Buenos Aires, and I fell in love with the city, I ended up researching whether Kiwi’s can apply for working visas in Argentina. Getting from Puerto Iguaza to Buenos Aires overnight was less memorable, we chose the company Rapido Argentino which was completely rubbish, especially...

Barra da Lagoa

Florianópolis

We took our first of many overnight busses from São Paulo to Florianópolis a few days ago. The “Executive” bus suited us time wise so we went for this option, although this was the more expensive choice and mentioned free water never actually made an appearance. Going with “Conventional”, would have probably...

Acai bowl

…. eating in Brazil

The word clean or even healthy has dropped off the title for this article, as both are non-existent (so far) in Brazil. We have so far visited Rio de Janerio, Ilha Grande, Paraty and now sit in Sao Paulo and I have been so shocked on how the locals eat...