We had a half day in Mendoza before our bus to Buenos Aries so decided there was just about time to fit in another vineyard. We decided to go back to Maipu and spent a good few hours at Carinae, a lovely vineyard owned by a French couple. As it was the last opportunity and… Continue reading Don’t cry for me Argentina
Next stop, Mendoza – famous for its Malbec wine. We’d timed the trip perfectly as there was a wine festival being held the weekend we arrived. Vendimia – or the harvest – is a celebration of wine crossed with beauty pageant. I’m not a fan of pageants but being Queen of the wine is something… Continue reading Wine and mountains in Mendoza
After a fairly short but extremely turbulent flight, we arrived in Iguazu, a small tourist town on the border of Brazil and Paraguay, where we would visit Iguazu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides. Iguazu Falls are said to be the largest waterfalls system in the world and when visiting them, Eleanor Roosevelt… Continue reading Iguazu Falls
I’ve done a fair amount of travelling over the years, predominantly in Asia, but have never been to South America. Over Christmas, Wee Lee told me she was planning a trip to Argentina with an old uni friend of hers, Jane, and said that I should come too. I was unsure at first because I… Continue reading Steak and tango in Buenos Aries
For quite some time now I’ve been thinking about volunteering. I was keen to get involved in a project when travelling around Asia last year but that fell through. I keep thinking about becoming a school governor but that seems a bit too much like my day job. And there have been a few winters… Continue reading Miss McG volunteers as a maths tutor
I decided to write a summary of my travels for any of you that are interested in my adventures but don’t have time to trawl through all my blogs. I decided to do it as an A-Z. Here goes… A is for adventure, the best time of my life. It’s hard to believe that the… Continue reading A-Z summary of Miss McG’s travels
The last leg of my journey, ten days in Oman to visit my beautiful friend Stacey, her husband Kalev and their baby bump. How exciting! My first evening was spent catching up and we treated ourselves to a delicious steak at a posh restaurant. The next day we travelled to Wahiba Sands to spend a… Continue reading Oh man, Oman!