Possibly the most begrudging endeavour when planning a getaway is finding the best place to sleep. We’re faced with this challenge every second day or so and thought it was time we shared our secrets!
Ushuaia really is the bottom of the world. Between there and Buenos Aires there isn’t a whole lot to see or do and the journey by the bus is long. 54 hours long to be exact. Which is why many travellers take a short cut and fly south – like we did. After our visit to Antarctica however, we wanted to see Patagonia so we were going to head north via bus.
On our recent trip to Antarctica we had the privilege of also visiting the Falkland Islands. A double decker bus, red phone booth, and the British accent were all there to greet us so for me, it was like stepping back out into country England. We only had a few hours on shore but, it was one of our favourite stops on the cruise.
Antarctica. It’s the windiest, coldest, driest, highest, and most remote place on Earth so, why would anyone want to go there?? Because despite all of these things, it is also the most indescribably beautiful place you’ll ever experience.
This is our “how to visit Antarctica” guide.
The first time I went backpacking I was solo. There was no one there to hold my hand or to point me in the right direction. I didn’t have a navigator. So what happened when Miss Independent started travelling with someone else? And how did he survive me for this long?
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we take a look at travelling with your loved one.
Incredible? Amazing? Breath-taking? I can’t begin to describe our voyage to the Antarctic region or the wonderful experience we had aboard our ship, the MS Fram. What I can do however, is share some of our experiences which were nothing short of being simply magical.
It wasn’t until I was 24 that I first left Australia but, in the eight years since, I have managed to step foot on all 7 continents. A dream come true! Though it has me asking, what next? To visit every country of course! But, that’s going to take some planning so, in the meantime, here is a small collection of my favourite memories from my global adventures.
Getting from Uruguay to Argentina by ferry is possibly the quickest and cheapest option you have for travelling between the two countries. Here is some helpful information for those wishing to do the same.
Having ticked Brazil off the countries visited list, it seemed wrong not to make the effort to explore Uruguay. The only problem was that time was against us. We had a maximum of 5 days before we needed to be in Buenos Aires, Argentina ready for our flight to Ushuaia.
After Paraguay, we decided to visit Uruguay. We were leaving from Encarnacion and heading straight for Paysandu 715 km away. What should have been a straight forward trip, turned out to be an incredible adventure of blisters, sunburn, aching muscles, and new friends. Hopefully, by sharing our experience we can ensure other travellers have much better luck than we did!