“Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.” Jorge Luis Borges Tango, mountains, lakes, … Continue reading #5 Tango, glaciers and cowboys: Argentina
A stack of slick-backed brochures now glistens on top of the unread newspapers bedded down in my magazine basket. I’ve just been to the Destinations Travel Show at Earls Court (http://www.destinationsshow.com/london/welcome/) and have come back loaded up with leaflets and with a brain brimful of trips I could take – if only I had the time and the money. From yurts in Mongolia to bears in Alaska, the temptations are endless. (more…)
It’s hard to know where to start describing Antarctica (and South Georgia and the Falklands: I ended up on a 20-day trip that took in these extra destinations). It’s like … Continue reading First Reflections on Antarctica
It all began on Christmas Eve, somewhere in the South Atlantic. It was a dark and stormy night …
The Falklands – or Las Malvinas, as they are called in Argentina – hove on to my mental horizon on a windy day, threatening rain, in Bariloche, northern Patagonia.