Welcome to Buenos Aires they say, and a very warm welcome indeed.
WOW what a diverse and busy city, filled with so much interesting history, beautiful food, markets and hotels. I absolutely loved my short stay in this city, we experienced food (and beef), like I have never eaten in the past.
I learnt all about Eva Peron who was a rather incredible Argentinian leader “Don’t cry for me Argentina” ring any bells? Her grave site is one of pure beauty and can be explored best on a group tour to learn all of the history about this most incredible cemetery.
The architecture is very mixed, but for me it felt like being in Europe, the Retiro Railway Station is Academicist in style and opened in 1915 very much like a gare in Paris. I particularly loved the Graffiti Tour that we did, you must do this on a tour, do not attempt this yourself for many reason!! If you like to shop all the shopping is set up in quarters, so Antiques and trinkets are easy to find, along with shopping centres and other wares.
We also went to the Argentinian and Brazilian sides for the Iguassu falls, the question is always asked what side should I see, having seen both I would recommend doing both, but if you are short on time why not ask me the question. Iguassu falls what an incredibly powerful and inspiring place to visit, so much water and the infrastructure amazing.
Buenos Aires would be a great place to stop before heading to Europe or just to stay a while and explore Argentina and the Iguassu falls from. Give me a call or email and I can recommend the best places to stay eat and shop!
I was lucky enough to be invited to join a World Journey’s educational trip to Southern Africa including South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
The itinerary was very extensive we got to see a lot of Capetown, wineries and taste some awesome food. We drove, flew and even got to travel on the Blue Train between Capetown and Pretoria. We spent 2 days in Kruger and saw the “BIG 5” on the way from the airport Ngala Lodge, were spoilt with the quality of food and service.
Highlights included a visit to Victoria Falls, taking a Mokoro (dugout canoes) through Hippo highways in the Okavango Delta. The animal life was incredible and we got to experience animal spotting with some of the very best guides and trackers. I was mesmerised by the people, and their cultures and the hidden beauty that is Africa.
My husband and I went on a self familiarisation trip to Niue, my expectations were blown away! We found the place to be bursting at the seams of exciting adventures to be had. Snorkelling in what felt like your own private coral pool, swimming/snorkelling with the dolphins, walks on rocky paths or through native bush. Friendly is a word I would use to explain Niue, full of smiles and happy faces.
We had a lovely relaxing time, filled with days of swimming and sight seeing… the country is very lush. Beautiful and clean, beaches and tropical fish that you have only seen in “Finding Nemo”.
Coming home was hard after making friends and having to say goodbye.
I am left with memories of beautiful beaches, lush green plants, fresh food, smiling faces and new friends
We do live in paradise, what an amazing journey, we travelled down the West Coast of New Zealand, ticked off our bucket list of Milford Sound and the Caitlins, and returned via the East Coast (in the snow I might add). Truly spectacular scenery, the 16 day trip went all too fast.
The trip was way more than I ever expected, I was impressed by the friendly people, the ease of getting around, the wonderful beaches and resorts…… not to mention the FOOD!
Shopping Shopping Shopping, no really I was there to work and see what Melbourne had to offer, just a short trip. Melbourne is so full of excitement and buzz, it was a great place to spend two nights.
An educational visit to Hong Kong, which included sightseeing and exploring Hong Kong Disneyland. As you can tell I love exploring the markets and some of the less trampled spots in Hong Kong.