Argentina Part Three: Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego & Penguin Island)

Saturday 1 February – Tuesday 4 February 2020 Our next journey was our longest internal flight journey in South America. We were flying from Puerto Iguazu right down south into Patagonia to Ushuaia – the most southerly city in the … Continue reading Argentina Part Three: Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego & Penguin Island)

Argentina Part Two: Puerto Iguazú & Waterfalls

Thursday 30 January – Saturday 1 February 2020

Our airplane touched down in the town of Puerto Iguazú on Thursday evening. As we came out of baggage claim, we spotted a local bus company’s stall with quite the queue in front of it. We figured we’d join and catch the bus into town. We got tickets quickly enough but then did have a bit of a wait until our minibus arrived to collect us (the queue might have moved quick but that did mean there were several people in front of us getting onto the first buses to arrive). Continue reading “Argentina Part Two: Puerto Iguazú & Waterfalls”

Argentina Part One: Buenos Aires

Sunday 26 January – Thursday 30 January 2020

My usual Sunday night sees me in my bed or on my sofa, wearing pyjamas, with either a ridiculously oversized bowl of pasta covered in an entire brick of cheese or some kind of takeaway. The last Sunday in January, however, I forwent my usual routine. This Sunday night saw me in Heathrow airport, dragging a 16kg suitcase behind me. I was embarking on a six week trip to South America. Continue reading “Argentina Part One: Buenos Aires”

My UNESCO World Heritage Checklist

After doing my list of the Seven Wonders of the World, I wondered how many UNESCO World Heritage sites I’d seen without knowing it and how many I had left to do. It turns out, that out of the 1,121 (as updated) preserved cultural and natural landmarks, I have been to 58. Only 1,063 to go then – I may complete my Seven Wonders list first: Continue reading “My UNESCO World Heritage Checklist”