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

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 seem to like avoiding them for some reason and I’ll never understand that – at Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Galway Irish Pub – The World’s Southern Most Irish Pub Number 1[…]

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

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 ever find a better footballer for his height. He was quite simply the best player Read more about Diego Maradona, Hand of God: My Trip To La Bombonera, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina[…]

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

Backpacking in Argentina: Staying at Limehouse Hostel Buenos Aires

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 Aires) I would be staying at the Limehouse Hostel. I normally choose hostels by price, Read more about Backpacking in Argentina: Staying at Limehouse Hostel Buenos Aires[…]

Bus in Asuncion Paraguay

Backpacking in Paraguay: Mayhem of…Ciudad Del Este

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 neglected (for example Black Cat hostel in Asuncion, Guesthouse Amice in Paramaribo, the dangers of Read more about Backpacking in Paraguay: Mayhem of…Ciudad Del Este[…]

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

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 Argentina (and be in one of them). But it’s not just bits of grass you’re Read more about World Borders: Where Paraguay Meets Brazil and Argentina, Tres Fronteras – Three Frontiers/Borders[…]

My Trip to Antarctica Begins: Sailing Down The Beagle Channel

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 first part of the epic quest to Antarctica began with a sailing and departure Read more about My Trip to Antarctica Begins: Sailing Down The Beagle Channel[…]

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

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 – Not too bad, yet boat rocking Named after British Explorer Francis Drake, this stretch of Read more about The Roughest Stretch of Water In The World – The Drake Passage[…]

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

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 Michael Palin documentary a few years back saw him actually land and set foot on Read more about Cabo De Hornos: Seeing Cape Horn – It’s Not A Dream![…]