Spanish School & Wine Country

A bustling city of wide, leafy avenues, atmospheric plazas and cosmopolitan cafes, Mendoza is wonderful.  I’ve arrived after a long journey and am captivated by the laid-back pace this was the perfect destination to learn Spanish. Yes, that’s right, I’ve signed up to a 1 week intensive Spanish school. I want to engage with locals and have […]

Horse Riding in Bariloche

Strung out along the shoreline of Lago Nahuel Huapi, in the middle of the national park, Bariloche has one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. It reminds me a lot of Queenstown, NZ, perhaps because of the gorgeous lake, the wintery pristine scenery and the quaint shops (I’ve eaten way too much chocolate). I’ve spent […]

Incredible Iguazú

After spending a week in the incredible Buenos Aires I booked an 18hour bus to see the Iguazú Falls. The bus was excellent I booked a ‘Cama’ seat (means bed in Spanish) which was similar to a 1st class airplane seat. There are two seats on one side of the aisle and only one on the […]

Boca Juniors VS. Arsenal 1 – 0

Football (soccer) is a huge part of South American culture. While in Buenos Aires there was a game on that I was told was not to be missed. Boca Juniors VS. Arsenal played at La Bombonera stadium in La Boca.  Having visited the area last week I was keen to go back and experience an authentic […]

La Boca, Buenos Aires

I took a bus to La Boca to see Caminito, which is the famous coloured artwork of the local artist Benito Quinquela Martín. Caminito, meaning “little walkway” or “little path” in Spanish is like an outdoor street museum. In 1960 Martín painted the walls of what was then an abandoned street and erected a makeshift stage for performances, and it quickly […]

Buenos Aires

Wow! A huge culture shock for me….. a young 22 year old from New Zealand that has never moved out of home and never travelled further abroad than the Gold Coast, Australia. This is the first stop on my dream holiday.  A trip I have spent the best part of a year planning; and will […]