Entries Categorized as 'Travel'

Mendoza

Date May 16, 2008

I have just returned from a 12km ride through the Maipu wine region of Mendoza, Argentina.
I rented a bike thorugh the following great company:
Bikes and Wine
Needless to say, I am sitting on a very comfortable cushion now!
What struck me was the the rural setting of the wine region. The 1920 tractors that help cart recently [...]

Roughing it in Buenos Aires

Date May 1, 2008

Meal One in Buenos Aires:
Mains
Black Squid Ink Ravioli filled with Patagonian Lamb
Syrah Soaked Veal with Parmesan Risotto
Wine
Fond de Cave Reserva Malbec 2005
Weinert Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Cost
$180 pesos
I guess if this is what one calls “roughing it” in South America - we´re off to a good start!
Click on the link below to see how crummy this place [...]

Cape Town to Buenos Aires

Date April 29, 2008

Anecdotes of the first leg of my trip. 
4am: I wake rather dusty eyed to a rather abrupt alarm.
5am: Check into first leg of journey - Cape Town to JHB.
8am: Arrive in JHB and spend the next two hours having one cup of coffee, seeking out a pack of chewing gum and buying a pen. Amazing [...]

I’m off to Argentina and Chile

Date April 14, 2008

On the 29th of April I am heading off to Argentina and Chile for a month (two weeks in each country).
I’ve always wanted to visit South America and this will be my first time on the continent - so I’m really looking forward to it.
Now part of my expedition will include eating as much beef [...]

Two Pictures of a Story

Date May 12, 2007

Just very quickly - here are two pictures that go some way in explaining my trip to London.
Some wine:

Some sightseeing:

Cru ‘Cold Fighting’ Master