“There isn’t a modern rabies vaccine in La Paz – or in Bolivia for that matter!” were the words from our doctor, albeit in Spanish, after running around La Paz to every hospital, clinic, and doctor’s office we could find! Unfortunately a dog bite had cramped our style and our plans, and we were in desperate search of a rabies vaccine. Bolivia has to have it – we thought. We never would have imagined that there could possibly be a […]
Central Santiago is charming, and albeit it looks different, it’s got that same European flair as Buenos Aires or Montevideo, but there is another neighbourhood that will transport you further into a “South American Europe” just by walking through the small street intersection of Calle Londres and Calle Paris. It’s called, and rightfully so, Barrio Paris Londres. It’s a stones throw from centro; across Avenida Libertador Bernardo Higgens; a few blocks from the University. Barrio Paris Londres was developed in the 1920s […]
As I was walking through central Salta, a group of 6 gauchos rolled in on horses. An interesting display, but what caught me most off guard was one young gaucho who seemed to be navigating his steed well all while conversing, with I can only assume is a girl, on his mobile phone. Eyes glued to the phone, he rolled in with the rest, and then rolled (rode) out! Good people, I can assume.
I’d never heard of Cabo Polonio until I met some new friends in Montevideo who told me all about it. It was described to me as “There is this crazy remote, off the grid community of hippies and fisherman called Cabo Polonio and not accessible by road”. I had to go. Albeit, the best way to get there would be by renting a car, but there are other options by bus from Montevideo. I decided to first check out Punta […]
Bogota is a great city in Colombia, and is a perfect city for someone wanting to familiarize themselves with Colombia. In Bogota you will meet nice and interesting people, wander through the streets safely, and experience different vibrant neighbourhoods each with their own eclectic charm. With four days to spend in Bogota, I used a hostel just on the edge of Zona Rosa as my home base. La Candelaria is also a popular spot for hotels and hostels, and is […]