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Thirsty Thursdays: Galway Irish Pub – The World’s Southern Most Irish Pub Number 1

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I’ve been to a fair few Irish Pubs it would be fair to say. I like them – it’s probably the only part of my culture that is global and has a positive reputation. A lot of my fellow countrymen …

Diego Maradona, Hand of God: My Trip To La Bombonera, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Right then – Diego Maradona – easily my favourite ever non-British footballer. Fact. The Argentinian superstar, a small, arrogant kid from the streets of Buenos Aires who set the world alight with his amazing dribbles. You’d be hard pressed to …

Jonny Blair at Don't Stop Living stayed in the Limehouse hostel in Buenos Aires

Backpacking in Argentina: Staying at Limehouse Hostel Buenos Aires

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Limehouse Hostel will be remembered, mainly because it was the first hostel I stayed in in South America. I booked it in advance, and knew that on my first night in South America (the joy of which fell to Buenos …

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Backpacking in Paraguay: Mayhem of…Ciudad Del Este

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I will and do mention Lonely Planet a lot, and I have to say I find it a really helpful, useful and worthwhile guide to have on my travels. Most of the information is excellent, but some things are often …

World Borders: Where Paraguay Meets Brazil and Argentina, Tres Fronteras – Three Frontiers/Borders

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Tres Fronteras (similar to the English phrase Three Frontiers) is exactly that – a treble border and the place where three countries meet. In this instance, Tres Fronteras is a part of land where you can see Brazil, Paraguay and …

My Trip to Antarctica Begins: Sailing Down The Beagle Channel

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Date – Saturday 6th November 2010 Position – 60 o’S/60 o’ W Location – Beagle Channel Temperature – Cold, but above zero Weather – Windy and Chilly, but with the sun out Sea Conditions – Calm, but beginning to rock …

The Roughest Stretch of Water In The World – The Drake Passage

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Dates – 6 – 8th November 2010 Position – 60o, 00.706′ S/61o, 59.226’W Geographic Location at start – Beginning of The Drake Passage Geographic Location at end – South Shetland Islands, Antarctica Weather Conditions – Cold, clear, sunny Wind – …

Cabo De Hornos: Seeing Cape Horn – It’s Not A Dream!

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Date – 16th November 2010 Time – Early morning – 7 am (pre breakfast) Position – 59o 10′ S Geographic Location – Cabo De Hornos/Cape Horn, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile Weather Conditions – Clear, crisp, calm Wind – Calm A …

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