Argentina, Land of Tango and Gauchos

Argentina is a huge country so a couple of days hardly scratches the surface. Its the eight largest country in the world and second only to Brazil in South America.

The capital Buenos Aires has three million inhabitants.

Famous for the  Tango Argentina is also  known to us for Eva Peron mostly thanks to Evita the musical. The Falkland Island dispute which I remember well even though in was in 1982 is something else you think of.

Continue reading

The Beautiful Brazilian Coast


Sailing along the coast from Rio you arrive at Buzios. a stunning archipelago with twenty three beaches, it is the holiday playground of the rich Brazilians.

We took a tour round some of these beaches and and each was was better than the one before with soft sand and wonderful views.

Continue reading

The Other Side of Life – in a Rio Favela

 Its been in the news this week that a British woman was shot in her car after accidentally entering a favela .  We always walk around  on our own in any city that we visit but we did feel the need to be more cautious in Rio than many other places. We deliberately steered clear of any areas we thought looked a bit seedy especially at night.

But there is an essential sight to see in Rio despite it being in a tough area – a favela.

Continue reading