#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.

Zuccardi romances the stone

MENDOZA – When you excavate 1,000 lorries worth of mountainous rocks in order to plant vineyards, the only logical outcome for all that surplus material – if your name is Sebastián Zuccardi – is to build a winery with it. And from Wednesday, Bodega Zuccardi Valle de Uco throws open its doors to its second […]