Tracing Darwin’s Footsteps

‘Get out, you English pirates!’ screams the sign at the port of Ushuaia, seemingly backing up President Kirchner’s bellicose declarations of recent weeks. With a ticket to sail down the Beagle Channel in one hand, I flash my passport at security with the other; my index finger carefully disguising my nationality.

Wine tasting in Mendoza

On arriving in Mendoza, Argentina, we had only one thing in mind: wine.  Although horse-riding across the rocky, barren land is popular, along with rafting, skydiving, having asados with gauchos and generally consuming as much beef in as many forms as possible, the region is famed for wine. As it transpired, getting to the wine wasn’t quite so straight forward as we’d been led to believe by the guide books…