How To Blend In With The Locals

Have you ever wondered why, when you’re on holiday, street vendors and souvenir sellers seem to descend on you like flies on a picnic? Do you sometimes feel as though you have a large neon sign saying ‘Tourist’ above your head? Because, let’s face it, generally we Brits aren’t that good at blending into our … Continued

Day 6 & 7: Cafayate & Cachi, Argentina

The tour bus: If you achieve a solid blend of fun passengers, enthusiastic tour-guide and interesting destinations, you can have yourself a pretty damn good time. Against townie regulations, Friday morning we decided to trade the rental car for the tour bus to go see Cafayate. I was pretty tired of driving everywhere and it worked … Continued

Shopping the Open Air Markets of Ciutadella

Are you tired of lying around on the beach? Want to get some local sights and sounds in while you’re enjoying your vacation in Menorca? One of the most popular attractions of Ciutadella is the daily open-air market found in the Plaza del Mercat. In addition, Friday and Saturday markets are held at the Plaza … Continued

Day 4 & 5: Salta, San Lorenzo & Game 7

After another beautiful morning in Tilcara we headed to San Salvador de Jujuy to return the car and catch a bus back to Salta. As we were filling up the gas tank on our way back I noticed a few nicks in her armor (under the layers of dirt) from our previous days adventure to Iruya. … Continued

How To: Chew Coca Leaves (kind of)

After being in Northern Argentina for a few days we started noticing everyone with big cheek-fuls of coca leaves.  Most of the men in the area looked like old-time baseball players or chipmunks packing away nuts for the winter. Chewing coca leaves is a big part of the culture here in Northern Argentina as well … Continued

5 Wine Regions to Drink in Before You Die

Ever since my Bicycle Wine Tour in Mendoza, Argentina I’ve been addicted to the Malbec wine that’s produced in that Argentine wine region. I’ve never been a big wine connoisseur until that point and now I’m dying to checkout other wine producing regions and wineries around the world. Here are the Top 5 wine regions … Continued

4 Awesome Travel Gadgets

Whether you’re travelling as a tourist or a townie, you shouldn’t be without your gadgets. Everyone has their favourites, but here are a few extra toys that you should seriously consider taking along with you. SteriPEN Personally, I hate water. I think it’s boring, colourless and tasteless. That said, however, it’s certainly not to be … Continued

5 Great Summer Cities in Europe

Summer in Europe can be hot and overcrowded with tourists, which could make for a very frustrating summer vacation even in one of the most beautiful and historic regions of the world. With that being said, I would recommend considering a few “alternative” cities in Europe to consider that are absolutely breathtaking and rival the … Continued

Day 3: Iruya, Humahuaca & Dog Fights

As Rocio got ready for Day 3’s adventure, I took a stroll across the Malka Hostel to a viewpoint next to the entrance that overlooked Tilcara. At first glance, Tilcara looks like a different world. Houses are made from the most basic of material, old cars on dirt roads, scavenging dogs and short-women carrying 5 … Continued

Day 2: Salinas Grandes, 7 Colors & Tilcara

After an amazing first day in Salta Rocio and I woke up early to go explore the Northern most province of Argentina, Jujuy. We planned to head up there first because we wanted to be back in Salta for the weekend to see the Argentina World Cup match and the big bicentenerio festival. We packed up … Continued

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