Two days exploring the ancient city of Petra | Jordan

It was a simple 4 hour minibus ride from Amman to Wadi Musa, the town built on the outskirts of Petra, but after 10 minutes there was a loud bang and something hit my foot. I was sitting above the wheel arch and the tire had just blown underneath me. The driver slowed down as…

Exploring Amman and floating in the Dead Sea | Jordan

I’ve seen images of Petra floating around the internet for years and finally it was time for us to visit Jordan and see the ancient city for ourselves. But there’s a lot more to Jordan than just Petra, we also planned to float in the Dead Sea, stay in a Bedouin desert camp and snorkel…

Watching the playful Southern Right Whales in Argentina

The southern right whales swim from their feeding grounds around Antartica up towards the equator (but not too far north as their thick blubber isn’t designed for warm waters) for the mating season. The protected bays around Puerto Piramides are one of their chosen locations to give birth and during the Spring months the population…

Snorkelling with sea lions in Puerto Madryn | Argentina

Sea lions are very wary of humans on land but underwater they become curious and playful like puppies. It was a dream of mine to snorkel with them and there’s not many places around the world where your allowed to do so but Puerto Madryn offered the trip (at a high cost mind you) so…

Hunting Orcas and Nesting Penguins on Peninsular Valdez | Argentina

Peninsular Valdez is one of the best places in South America to view wildlife but we never intended to go there because Argentina is quite frankly bloomin’ expensive. Luckily for us though the Argentinian peso had taken a big dip which actually meant we could afford to spend a bit longer in the country and…

Hiking around El Chalten, the highlight of Patagonia | Argentina

The tiny village of El Chalten sits inside Los Glaciers National Park and is framed by the dramatic spiky peaks of Fitz Roy and Co. Hiking trails branch off from the village and lead directly to some of the most impressive sights in Patagonia. But the best part is it’s free to visit, this section…

Visiting Perito Moreno Glacier | Argentina

It was time for us to cross from Chile into Argentina to see the other side of Patagonia. The border crossing was certainly the windiest we’ve ever experienced with dust storms and frantically flapping flags (bit of a tongue twister!). We eventually arrived in the town of El Calafate where we had a two kilometre…

Days 3 to 5 on the W trek | Torres Del Paine

The wind was wild lastnight, I’ve never experienced wind quite like it. The sound was deafening and I could hear it swirling like a tornado high above us. I’d brace myself for impact but it seemed to take forever for the gusts to reach us and after the howling there would be a few seconds…

Our first two days hiking the W trek in Torres Del Paine | Chile

Patagonia has been a place that we’ve dreamed of visiting for years, but the seasons and our budget haven’t allowed it to happen until now. While we were in Canada I realised October would be Spring time in the Southern Hemisphere and therefore the shoulder season which is what we needed because in peak season…