It is a truth universally acknowledged that the best way to ensure rapid Spanish improvement is to maximise time spent with native speakers. (I’m currently halfway through Mansfield Park – can you tell?) What this truth fails to acknowledge, however, is how difficult it is to find native speakers to spend time with. I’ve recently realised that all of my socialising is with the other British … Continue reading How to win friends and influence people…anyone…?
Reading my friend, Gillian’s, latest blogposts about her recent travels within Chile and beyond reminded me that I should probably write something about my trip to the south of Chile and parts of Argentina. Posting a photo of the day is all very well, but it’s hardly an adequate replacement for a good ol’ ramble. First, though, and if I ever manage to work out … Continue reading A whistle stop tour
The southernmost city in the world is less cold but far more beautiful than I was expecting it to be. The only way is up, literally. Continue reading Photo of the day: no. 21
I fully realise that this is a rubbish photo, but I spent 12 hours on a bus today and photo opportunities were a bit thin on the ground. This was part of the living room of our lovely hostel in Punta Arenas. Continue reading Photo of the day: no. 20
Today has been a bit of a nondescript day because it’s mostly been raining, so here’s a photo of a statue I saw earlier. I’m not sure what it means or why it’s there, but the only other photo I took today was one of me with a massive slab of chocolate cake, and my face is only of limited interest at the best of … Continue reading Photo of the day: no. 19
After much deliberating, we decided that these birds, perched on an old Punta Arenas pier on the Strait of Magallanes, were mostly cormorants. Only a couple of days until we reach Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city! Continue reading Photo of the day: no. 18
We made it to the base of the Torres! 20km, two lengthy bus journeys between Puerto Natales and the National Park, and 40,000 steps (!) later, I am well and truly ready for bed. Continue reading Photo of the day: no. 16