The Best City in South America? December 18th 2008 Having spent a delightful week with family and friends in a largely cold and grey London, we finally set out on our long-awaited trip to the South Atlantic and Antarctica. Our first stop was Buenos Aires where we touched down around noon and emerged into warmth and sunshine - a much appreciated contrast to December London. Always eager to prove my credentials as a savvy and seasoned traveller (e ... read more
South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
After I quit the sycophantic world of corporate life in 1997 and began to live life for myself, I started to travel to locations that I had harboured ambitions to visit.
Unfortunately, it wasn't until about five or six years ago that I started to keep a journal of these travels -- initially for my own reference, and later to share with friends with common interests.
These friends have been encouraging me for years to put these journals on the web for a wider audience of fellow-travelers, so the plan over the coming months is to do just that.
I hope that my scribb... full info