Sea gauchos surf Africa

(Buenos Aires Herald) After embarking on and documenting several surfing expeditions around Latin America, Joaquín and Julián Azulay’s latest film-making project has taken them on a more ambitious adventure: surfing around Africa. Spending several weeks at a time living out of a converted ambulance, the brothers are currently in Senegal, Julián at the wheel, while […]

Eat List: Mendoza, Argentina

(New Worlder) Where there’s fantastic wine, fantastic food invariably follows, and Mendoza’s dining scene lives up to this rule. Winery fine dining was pioneered by Francis Mallmann’s Restaurante 1884 at Bodega Escorihuela Gascón in 1998, with an array of wineries across Argentina’s largest grape-producing province following suit over the past two decades; Bodegas Lagarde, Susana […]

#NiUnaMenos

Women and men in Argentina and other South American countries marched yesterday in the name of #NiUnaMenos, an Argentine campaign that calls for action on crimes against women.  But besides actions, Spanish speakers should start assessing the very language they use in everyday speech, given that so many insults are based on women’s behaviour or body […]

Digs of the week: La Alondra Hotel Factoría

(Condé Nast Traveller) You could be forgiven for thinking that this dramatic, industrial-looking hotel in the Paraguayan capital is a Victorian factory conversion. It was, in fact, built from scratch just a few years ago using reclaimed red brick and wood, recycled corrugated iron and custom-made railway tracks. The historical vibe is enhanced by a […]

Isolated dwellings

(Suitcase) This is a comeback story, a tale of two rural communities in Argentine Patagonia that had almost faded into obscurity forever, if it hadn’t been for the tenacity of three people. While only 102 miles apart, it takes about four hours to travel across the stony terrain from Cabo Raso to Bahía Bustamante, both […]

A guide to Santiago

(Suitcase) While a reputation for being Latin America’s most conservative capital isn’t exactly a sexy moniker, Santiago de Chile is often passed over by visitors for hipper cities such as Buenos Aires or São Paulo. Until now. Running parallel to the Andes, a mountain range that stretches the considerable length of the 2,670 mile-long country […]

‘Award winning’

Thrilled and honoured to now rank as an ‘award-winning’ journalist after the Latin American Travel Association in London selected my article about Salta’s Calchaquíes Valley as ‘best’. Many thanks! Here’s that confirmation in black and white, and you can read the piece I wrote for The Explorer here.