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AMERICAS 2005: Peru: Peru Feb-Mar Chile: March -> April Argentina: April Brazil: April -> May Costa Rica: May Nicaragua: May Honduras: May -> June Gautamala: June Belize: June Mexico: June -> July USA: July   (Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole journey; from John O’Groats to Lands End. I’ll do a summary of some stats in the next post, but h… Day…

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Tyke’s travel tips

Tyke’s travel tips

Here are some travel tips for those planning a trip to south america. 1- NEVER ARRIVE AT NIGHT – chances are you’ll be making those gruelling 20 hour plus bus journeys, the last thing you want is to be wandering round a strange town with all your stuff at the dead of night. 2- YOU WILL GET ROBBED – depending on your outlook, this may be funny, mildly annoying or a personal tragedy. Keep you passport and sexually integrity intact,…

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Passing into Brasil

Passing into Brasil

Have taken this picture at the customs office as we are passing from Argentina through to Brasil. It’s a mural, pieces of work by school children in a kind of star arrangement. Don’t know what it means. Spose thats the idea. No visits yetRelated Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole journey; from John O’Groats to Lands End. I’ll do a summary of some stats in the next post,…

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Muddy

Muddy

Met this kiddy in the mudbath in Pucon who told me the best place in Brazil was Florianopolis. Having reached the ticket desks @ BA and not having any other source apart from WOM from a German I met in a Mudbath in Pucon, I pass onto the bus for Florianopolis. I’m told this is a good place to hang out. No visits yetRelated Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make…

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Am not going to stay in BA. Tommorrow > Florainopolis in Brasil. This is a lengthly journey, some 27 hours. BaralocheI know there’s so many other great places in Argentina Baraloche, Mendoza also BA etc. The weather is changing, it’s more or less winter down here.I didn’t travel half way around the globe to be cold and wet. I can do that in the UK. Brasil has the sunny climbs which I seek. Some other day maybe I’ll visit those…

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Porto Natales

Porto Natales

Having spent a night in non-descript Porto Arenas, I’ve moved on to gateway to Torres del Paine, the Porto Natales, also in Chile. No visits yetRelated Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole journey; from John O’Groats to Lands End. I’ll do a summary of some stats in the next post, but h… Day 55 – Tavistock to Newquay A whole day with the the wind in my face….

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Boring Bus

Boring Bus

Have taken boring bus journey over to Chile. This should satisfy my curiousity for the place they call ‘Torres del Painne’. No visits yetRelated Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole journey; from John O’Groats to Lands End. I’ll do a summary of some stats in the next post, but h… Day 55 – Tavistock to Newquay A whole day with the the wind in my face. A full…

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Museo fin del Mundo

Museo fin del Mundo

This means museum at the end of the world. Fin del Mundo. FascinatingMany things lie in this museum, some are quite fascinating (im not kidding). Many ships and planes have crashed here and stories of savage seas, freezing weather and inhospitable locals adorn the walls. SinkageOne of the biggest ship sinkages involved a passenger steamer with 1,500 Europeans mostly Germans (surprise, surprise). This was more than the whole population of Ushuaia at that time (C.1915). LodgersStranded people had to lodge…

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Tren Fin del Mundo

Tren Fin del Mundo

Being a geeekish time waster type, I decided to give this train a go. Originally used to carry passengers to a remote part of Patagonia it was closed down some time in the 19th C and recently re-opened for the purposes of tourism. It moves very slowly and is quite boring. BeaversThe piped commentary tells of prisoners, harsh conditions, prisoners and beavers building damns. The most exciting thing is the Petrified forestA petrified forest remains intact forming a vast plain…

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Irizar Beer – The Southernmost BEEr in the WORLD

Irizar Beer – The Southernmost BEEr in the WORLD

Yes and its not sponsored by coke (yet). LabellingGroovey cause you can peel the labels of and stick them to things, like you used to with Becks. Labelling technology has obviously not caught up down here. FantasticThe beer tastes fantastic, which obviously is the most important factor.Its called Irizar of Ushuaia, the southernmost beer in the world. (Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the…

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