A wing and a prayer … the end credits.

London was cold. I mean, nasty cold. I expected a little better for mid-March, but the cold snap wasn't over yet. Since I had to figure on it taking me about 12 cups of tea to get through the day, I was relieved to find M&S open in the arrivals hall. One of the most... Continue Reading →

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It’s a hard knock life …

I won't take too long over this bit. I'm not going to rub it on by telling you all about how hot, sunny and beautiful Bali was, how good my tan is or how much time I've spent doing jack shit except swimming, spa-ing and sunbathing. That would just be cruel when it was barely... Continue Reading →

Air Miles Andy, move over!!

So I hit Santiago airport for the second time, and there's something humorous about the fact that I'll be here twice more in the week ahead. It's not really funny, but for some reason it amused me. Actually i think I was just taking solace in humour - I was on my own for the... Continue Reading →

Rio, baby!! (Uncut)

Rio is one of those places - you've seen it so many times in photos, on TV and in the movies that it has an air of familiarity about it. However, actually being there is exceptionally cool, and we were there at the best time of the year - Carnival!! The locals like to say... Continue Reading →

The road to Rio

Back on the tour we were leaving Argentina for Uruguay, by high-speed ferry to Colonia. The ferry terminal in BA was very swish, and i was pleasantly surprised how smoothly it went - straight through passport control, onto the ferry, fall asleep with mouth open, wake up in Colonia. Simples! Colonia is a cute little... Continue Reading →

The great steak challenge

Travelling, it seems, is actually quite hard work. By the time i got to Santiago i was ready to stay in one place for a while; perhaps even unpack my suitcase! A vacation was in order, and Buenos Aires was just the ticket. It meant missing a few stops on the tour, but the group... Continue Reading →

Border crossings and bikini bottoms

We spent our first night out of the salt flats in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It was a touristy little town, but had some good restaurants and had we stayed a couple of days it looked like there were several activities on offer. After 3 days in Salar de Uyuni, the first thing i... Continue Reading →

Culture shock rating: 4/5

Each 'Intrepid' trip is given a rating for how physical it is, and how much of a culture shock it's likely to be. This trip rated 4/5 in both categories. Physically it's hard work, so i figured that rating was justified. Culturally, however, I had doubts. While it's certainly very different to what I'm used... Continue Reading →

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