A Liar's Guide to South America by Mike Delwiche

Backpacking in Argentina: Visiting Cataratas Del Iguazu

I was being all touristy and obvious this time as I arrived in the tropical rainstorm and gorgeous climate of Iguazu. The town itself, known as Puerto Iguazu is nestled nicely on the triple border between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Though the town itself is purely Argentinian. I arrived early afternoon to the main bus Read more about Backpacking in Argentina: Visiting Cataratas Del Iguazu[…]

Adios, Uruguay, Muchas Gracias! *

Leaving somewhere you love is never easy and always has some emotion or sentiment naturally attached to it, at least in my life. As much as I had loved Uruguay and wanted to stay longer – that was never the plan. Life is too short and I needed to see some of the other parts of Read more about Adios, Uruguay, Muchas Gracias! *[…]

Backpacking in Brazil: “Down The Waterfall…”, Foz Do Iguaçu

In December 2010 I made it across the border into Brazil. I went from Argentina to Brazil on a bus across the bridge between Puerto Iguazu and Foz Do Iguacu. There were two border points, one for exiting Argentina and for for entering Brazil. We had to drive between the two. I was off chasing Read more about Backpacking in Brazil: “Down The Waterfall…”, Foz Do Iguaçu[…]

The Day I…Smuggled Drugs Through Argentina!!

I arrived sometime after 6 am at Ezeiza Airport on the edge of Buenos Aires. I was meant to fly from the city’s other airport, Jorge Newberry, used for internal flights (which mine was) but it was conveniently shut. But I had at least got to the correct airport, handed in my flight baggage and Read more about The Day I…Smuggled Drugs Through Argentina!![…]

Backpacking in Argentina: Buenos Noches Buenos Aires

It was time to say Buenos Noches (goodnight) to Buenos Aires exactly this time last year in order for me to fly south down to Ushuaia – the world’s most southern “city” which is located in Argentina at Tierra Del Fuego – “land of fire”. Ironically one of the coldest places you could go! (So Read more about Backpacking in Argentina: Buenos Noches Buenos Aires[…]

Morning Montevideo *

Arrival into Montevideo was as sweet and delightful as I had imagined as a child. This was one of my dream cities to visit as a kid. Partly my fascination for football but also my understanding and fascination for the smaller countries. Uruguay always loses out on publicity stakes to its larger brothers of Brazil Read more about Morning Montevideo *[…]

Jonny Blair the travelling Northern Irishman does Puerto Iguazu - a lifestyle of travel

Backpacking in Argentina: Puerto Iguazu – The Town

Most people who travel in South America see the glorious waterfalls of Iguazu as a “must visit”, I didn’t. I’d seen waterfalls in Australia, Canada and Iceland already and for me to see Iguazu would simply be a bonus. However I ended up there anyway, as it fitted in perfectly with my plans to travel Read more about Backpacking in Argentina: Puerto Iguazu – The Town[…]