Photos From The Road Through Patagonia

Photos From The Road Through Patagonia

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Looking back over the 1,373 photos my girlfriend and I took during our 5,311 kilometre road trip through Patagonia, it’s hard to work out why the vast majority of them were taken in the first place…

212 of them are pictures of enchanting sunsets, mesmeric cloud patterns, epic mountains, curvy canyons and weird wildlife.…

Nazi Hunting In Bariloche, Argentina

Nazi Hunting In Bariloche, Argentina

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Bariloche, Argentina is famous throughout South America for its ski slopes, hiking trails, white water rafting, chocolates and Nazis. As a guy in a wheelchair, three of Bariloche’s top tourist attractions are useless to me.

My girlfriend and I ate chocolate whilst considering our options…

Welcome To Nazi Town…

From 1946 to 1955, President Juan Perón opened Argentina’s doors to some 1,300 Nazis fleeing Europe the wake of World War II.…

How Not To See Dinosaurs In Neuquén, Argentina

How Not To See Dinosaurs In Neuquén, Argentina

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“This week, a very special guest blog from my dinosaur obsessed girlfriend. Enjoy! - James”

We’d been travelling for 50 days and the maxim ‘see less and experience more’ had started to ring true. When we arrived in the town of Neuquén, Argentina, that maxim became redundant.…

Top Three Reasons Not To Live In Buenos Aires

Top Three Reasons Not To Live In Buenos Aires

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Ever since leaving England to go backpacking around the world, my girlfriend and I have been semi-seriously entertaining the notion that we might stumble across a corner of the globe magnificent enough to make us want to emigrate there permanently.

Seven weeks in to the journey, Buenos Aires has emerged as the first serious contender.…

Brazil’s Best Cup Of Coffee

Brazil’s Best Cup Of Coffee

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We were driving through Minas Gerais state, the biggest coffee growing region in Brazil, the biggest coffee producing country in the world…

“My cousin is a truck driver,” said Marcelo, the man behind the wheel. “A few years ago on this road he got hijacked.…

The Capoeira Fighters Of Bahia

The Capoeira Fighters Of Bahia

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We were searching for the definitive capoeira experience. Since arriving in Brazil, I had seen it on postcards but not on the streets.

Brazil’s very own martial art capoeira has been of fascination to me ever since my late teens – September 12th 1998 to be exact – when the videogame Tekken 3 was released on the Playstation.…

Brazil’s Nowheresvilles: Crap Towns Of South America (Part One)

Brazil’s Nowheresvilles: Crap Towns Of South America (Part One)

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When you think of England you think of Trafalgar Square or Buckingham Palace or Stonehenge or Old Trafford or The Cavern Club or the Angel Of The North.

These iconic locations occupy less than 0.01% of the country’s landmass – the rest of it is made up of utterly dull towns and villages and suburbs and cities and motorways.…

Blood, Sweat & Cobblestones In Brazil’s Gold Mining Heartland

Blood, Sweat & Cobblestones In Brazil’s Gold Mining Heartland

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It wasn’t until after we arrived that we found out Ouro Preto is officially the steepest town in Brazil. In hindsight, it seems like a daft place to visit in a wheelchair.

Not only is it the steepest town, but I’d be willing to wager my left testicle it’s also the cobbliest.…

Big Arses And Other Things To See In Rio De Janeiro

Big Arses And Other Things To See In Rio De Janeiro

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Looking down from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, the sunshine sparkles off the sky blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean like a billion camera flashes. Down on the flat lands where the rich people live, concrete tower blocks sprout through the vegetation.…

How To Backpack Around The World In A Wheelchair

How To Backpack Around The World In A Wheelchair

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There is an inevitable process that all wannabe backpackers must contend with when deciding to go backpacking, the details of which are well documented on other travel blogs. It starts with vague notions of wanting to see the world and ends with handing over passports at the airport check-in desk.…