A day trip to Tigre, Buenos Aires Provence

An hour from Retiro, Buenos Aires main central railway station, lies the relatively sleepy delta town of Tigre.  Tigre has always been a popular affluent suburb or weekend retreat for Buenos Aires’ residents (also known as Portenos).  Situated on the main rivers of Rio Tigre and Rio Lujan and whose inhabitants spread out across the…

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires has been at the top of our ‘must visit’ list for some time and we decided that we should spend a month there to really make the most of it. We stayed in an apartment in Palermo Vieja – with Beccy as well for the first week and then just the two of…

Mountains and Malbec in Mendoza, Argentina

Argentina has pretty much been our top travel destination for some time now and we couldn’t wait to start sampling the steak and red wine! We have seen some breathtaking mountains in our months away so far and the Andes are up there with the best.   Getting the coach from Chile to Argentina meant crossing…

Exploring Chile’s Vineyards: A trip to Concha y Toro

Santiago is literally surrounded by vineyards and there is quite an industry created around vineyard visits…we just couldn’t turn down the opportunity to have a nose around! We decided to visit Concha y Toro winery.  It is the second largest winery in the world (after Gallo wines in America) and is particularly famous for its Castillero…