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!
Listed as one of the seven wonders of the natural world, Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall in the world, with the longest drop plummeting an impressive 82 metres. With access available from both Brazil and Argentina, the question was raised, which side does it better?
After 6 days in the countryside it was time to explore the big city and so, we found ourselves in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay. With limited information, we kept our expectations low so as to not be disappointed, waiting for something, anything to surprise us, and it did.
The clock in the centre of the road told it was 4:30pm. When it flicked over to show the temperature, it told me it was 38 degrees. We were in for a hot few days in the small port city of Concepcion.
The first stop on our Paraguayan adventure was Filadelfia. Located some 450 km from the capital of Asuncion, we planned to visit the Chaco in search of something just a little bit different.
What we found was a quirky little town that has created success from the dust. And, there is a lot of dust!
I love wine. So much so, that when the opportunity to visit Tarija in Bolivia's south presented itself, I just couldn't say no. What we discovered was a sleepy, little town not much different to Western Australia's own Margaret River.
Oh, and loads of great wines of course!
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