15 THINGS I’LL NEVER FORGET

That’s my foot hanging out the open door of an old Russian helicopter sputtering its way above my resort in north-east Cuba en route to a trip over the Sierra Maestre mountains to Santiago. I was strapped by a simple waist-only-seatbelt into what seemed to be a...

ARGENTINA: A FEW FOR THE ROAD

Next post we’re back home and on to something new. But let’s close Argentina/Buenos Aires with shots from three gardens and the zoo. The Botanical Gardens is set between major multi-lane downtown streets. But one step inside and your shoulders drop:...

BUENOS AIRES REDUX

Well, we’re back in Buenos Aires to close our trip. Today, a few images I didn’t get into the earlier posts: a couple of cool buildings, and a few tourist cliches such as the obelisk above. I don’t get why every city thinks it has to have one, and...

HUMAHUACA GORGE

Well a picture says a thousand words. So maybe I should just shut up and let you see some pictures. You’ll immediately recognize the Seven-Coloured Mountain. I wasn’t exaggerating, was I? It all happened when the earth’s plates smashed up, with...

ARGENTINA: A LITTLE SALT WITH YOUR FRIES?

Yup, you’re looking at a heckuva lot of salt. This salt plain is en route to the Humahuaca gorge and the famous Seven-Colored mountain. It goes as far in all directions and is twelve feet deep. The miners who carve the blocks straight down are on a day off. So,...