A weekend in Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso is an incredible place. It’s been a source of inspiration for many artists for years and it has a really creative, bohemian vibe. The houses are built into the hills; they are all painted different colours (some say the colour relates to the colour of the owner’s boat) and covered in murals, which seems to be the only way to protect properties from graffiti. … Continue reading A weekend in Valparaiso, Chile

3 days in Bariloche, Patagonia

Bariloche is in west Argentina, at the top of the Patagonia region. It’s known as the lake district of Argentina because it lies beside a huge lake, surrounded by mountains – and it’s unbelievably stunning. We took a bus from Buenos Aires to Bariloche. Scheduled as 20 hours, it took more like 23 but we bough cama exejuctivo seats that gave us plenty of leg … Continue reading 3 days in Bariloche, Patagonia

7 photos inside Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Recoleta Cemetery was one of my highlights during Buenos Aires. It’s free to get in and the mausoleums are jaw-dropping. I didn’t get to learn about the people buried there but they are all significant in one way or another, usually because they are important to the state or seriously wealthy. We took a wander through on one of our first days – you could … Continue reading 7 photos inside Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires