Going Nowhere on the Carretera Austral – Chile part 2

Going Nowhere on the Carretera Austral – Chile part 2

I hate that thing where blogs just die. Sorry. Also..I know it's *bad* to start a post (or anything) with 'I hate'. Again, oops. The world is still insane. Here in the UK - *home* -  we're going to have another election cos we just can't get enough of that democracy shit. I think that's … Continue reading Going Nowhere on the Carretera Austral – Chile part 2

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?  – Chile part 1

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – Chile part 1

This feels like a million years ago now, especially as I'm posting it from Peru which is still in the midst of a national emergency due to catastrophic flooding. Anyway enjoy the bad formatting and lack of links courtesy of posting from my phone!* 17th-21st Feb I'm sure the Carretera Austral will be a great … Continue reading What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – Chile part 1

I Won’t Cry for You, Argentina

I Won’t Cry for You, Argentina

13th - 16th Feb The time came to leave Ushuaia and I realised I wasn't feeling at all confident about my likely hitchhiking prospects. So my plan B was to travel to Rio Grande and then figure it out from there. No tourists stop in Rio Grande if they can possibly help it so I … Continue reading I Won’t Cry for You, Argentina

Carry On Chaltén

Carry On Chaltén

Now where was I?? El Chaltén... The Argentines created the town of Chaltén in the early 80s to steak stake a claim  on a border region that is in dispute with Chile: They proclaimed it the trekking capital of Argentina (to rival Chile’s Torres del Paine just across the border) and so it has become. … Continue reading Carry On Chaltén

Update from the end of the world

Update from the end of the world

I'm in Ushuaia, self-proclaimed end of the world, so of course this post isn't about Ushuaia, as I wrote most of it on the bus here 5 days ago...[And now I'm not even in Usuaia anymore!] Anyway 🙂 A few observations from the last couple of weeks: My optimistic hope that there is some kind … Continue reading Update from the end of the world