San Telmo to Recoleta

San Telmo to Recoleta

Not such a big move (like 3 or 4km across the city) but we wanted to be closer to the bus station, and walk around Recoleta and see a few things. It is however still raining (yesterday it poured down and there was some pretty decent thunder) so we haven’t done so much. We’re planning on doing a free walking tour (not quite free as you pay them in tips) tomorrow if the weather is better. Then, on Wednesday we’re…

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A Night In Palermo With New Friends

A Night In Palermo With New Friends

(Pic is taken in the hostel kitchen as we forgot to take any last night – whoops!) Prior to leaving for Argentina, we put a profile up on Couchsurfing (and even hosted a few people ourselves). You can add trips to say where you are going to be/when you are planning on being there, and request accommodation or even just to meet up with locals. We were lucky enough to meet Leila and her partner Matt who live here in…

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When The Party Almost Didn’t Start

When The Party Almost Didn’t Start

Our final few days in New Zealand were rather relaxed – just a few last minute things to purchase, pack and organize, with most of our time spent doing not much at all (or, if you’re Darryl, fixing your parent’s shed roof, having withdrawls from all the recent DIY on our own house) Anyway, back to the title. Arriving nice and early to Nelson airport, we began the check in process using the self check in machines. We knew something…

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One Step Closer

One Step Closer

It’s done! The place we’ve called home for the last 4 and a bit years is empty, leaving us one step closer to departure time. The last few boxes left late yesterday afternoon, after a mammoth 2 days of full on packing, cleaning, moving, and a couple (alright, quite a few) of “stuff this” moments. The process actually started months earlier, when we started selling off a few un-used things which would have just become more container fillers. Managing to…

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Essential Travel Documents

Essential Travel Documents

In an age of computers, we are seeing less of a need for “printed” material. However, this can be entirely different while travelling – requiring a few important pieces of paper to enter a foreign country ūüėČ We’ll be visiting¬†around 8 different countries on our trip around South America, so it’s important we get it right. So, what will we need…? Passport, of course! A Kiwi¬†passport is one of the strongest in the world. Technically ranked 7th, alongside Greece, we…

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Flights Were The Cheap Part!

Flights Were The Cheap Part!

Not something I’d usually say for an overseas trip, but… flights were actually the cheap part, in the grand scheme of things. We paid a little over $1500 each for return tickets from Nelson, New Zealand to Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the time this seemed like a lot of money, but since then we have been swiping our credit cards like they’re going out of fashion! Just as well they’re Air New Zealand Airpoints Cards, so we’re actually getting something…

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Counting Down: 52 Days To Go!

Counting Down: 52 Days To Go!

The countdown is on! (it’s actually been on for a while – at 105 days out to be precise) We’re busy selling our stuff, researching our destinations, buying new stuff (travel specific, of course) and readying our house for being rented out. It turns out, after 4 years in this place¬†we’ve accumulated a fair bit of junk. But as the saying goes, one mans trash is another mans treasure, and trash = treasure = cash! Cash is good! We’ll be…

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