Exploring The Historic Centre of Guadalajara, Mexico

Exploring The Historic Centre of Guadalajara, Mexico

Welcome to Guadalajara! This is Mexico’s second largest city and it is big. It has a population of 5 million which is bigger than all of New Zealand. Which I find just a little crazy.   It was overwhelming when I first arrived from the quiet village of Ajijic, an...
A Month By The Lake In Ajijic, Mexico

A Month By The Lake In Ajijic, Mexico

Ajijic is a small town that sits on the shores of Lake Chapala, which is the largest lake in all of Mexico!   I travelled to Ajijic from Buenos Aires as I had been lucky enough to secure a house sit for the month of May looking after Will & Grace (love those...
A Cloudy Morning In Port Charcot, Antarctica

A Cloudy Morning In Port Charcot, Antarctica

We left Port Lockroy in the early hours of the morning to make our way up to the Lemaire Channel. This is an icy part of the world and we’re not sure if we’ll make it to our next destination of Port Charcot as the ship hadn’t made it so far South this season.  ...
A Weekend In Ushuaia, Argentina

A Weekend In Ushuaia, Argentina

Travellers usually come to Ushuaia, also known as The End Of The World, for two reasons. They’re either going hiking in Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego or they’re off to Antarctica. I was fortunate enough to be heading to Antarctica!   I’d decided to spend a few...
Buenos Aires – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Buenos Aires – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Think Buenos Aires and you picture tango dancers in the street. I spent 2 months in Buenos Aires while I was exploring Argentina and this is what I found . . .   The Good Green spaces For a big city Buenos Aires has a large number of green spaces. The best parks...
A Little Bit of Britain at Port Lockroy

A Little Bit of Britain at Port Lockroy

The way to Port Lockroy was blocked with ice. The captain thought we could go the long way around to get there more quickly as there was no ice reported that way . . . or so we thought. Happily whizzing along at 8-9 knots we hit ice. Lots of it. The ship slowed down...
Hiking With Penguins On Danco Island, Antarctica

Hiking With Penguins On Danco Island, Antarctica

My morning started with a boom as I stood at the back of the ship. Huge volumes of snow raced down the side of the mountain on a determined path to the sea.   What an experience to witness!   The view on our way to Danco Island . . .   This morning we...

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