Welcome to the travel blog of Luke Kelly. I flew to Brazil in January 2011 with a one way ticket. Follow me as I journey around South America, getting by on the proverbial shoe string. I love football, design, music & food amongst other things and I'll be working as I travel - so those will probably be regular themes here. But a bit like my trip, I haven't really got a plan for this blog, so lets see what happens...
Food & Drink
Piranha fishing in Las Pampas - eat them before they eat you!

Piranha fishing in Las Pampas – eat them before they eat you!

The last thing on our agenda after two and a half days in the paradise of Las Pampas was piranha fishing. Much like the alligators and anacondas that live here, piranha fish are proceeded by a fearsome reputation as man eaters - so it was quite a thrill to be turning the tables on them....
Lunch at the Mirador

Lunch at the Mirador

Sucre is a city of hills and mountains and there are several great spots you can climb to which offer amazing views. Having been here now for around 7 weeks I would say the most pleasant of these spots has to be at Cafe Mirador. Perched on a hill in Recoleta- just at the foot...
Amateur football and asados; the refs are tough, the meat is not...

Amateur football and asados; the refs are tough, the meat is not…

My suggestion of meeting up for a beer turned into an invite to Mati's friend’s birthday party on Friday night followed by seeing his football team’s game on Saturday morning – with the possibility even of a 20 minute cameo appearance from yours truly! One of my little ambitions on coming to South America was...
A bag of milk please amigo!

A bag of milk please amigo!

One thing I’ve never thought when pouring milk out of a handy little plastic bottle is; ‘would’t it be good if this came in a little bag instead’ – but that’s the way fresh milk is delivered here it seems. I didn’t even notice at first and was buying the more expensive cartons. Then when I...
Breeder's Choice whisky - tasty and dirt cheap!

Breeder’s Choice whisky – tasty and dirt cheap!

After about a week in Buenos Aires, doing my very best to avoid the parties and nightlife that engulf this amazing city (and succeeding surprisingly), I decided to visit a friend in a similar low-budget situation over on the other side of town. “Get some whisky” they suggested, which sounded like a great idea to...
Cycling around the vineyards of Mendoza... do I spit or swallow?

Cycling around the vineyards of Mendoza… do I spit or swallow?

The main reason most people seem to visit Mendoza is for the wine. The wine and more specifically touring all the vineyards in Mendoza which make the amazing wine. At least that’s how it seemed talking to people before I arrived, so the first thing to sort out was a tour of the vineyards. Before...
La Cabrera, Buenos Aires... the best steak of my life!

La Cabrera, Buenos Aires… the best steak of my life!

Everybody talks about steak and red wine when you mention Argentina and being a fan of both I was keen to experience the best it's capital had to offer. There are steakhouses on almost every corner it seems and having tried a few, the quality is generally pretty fantastic - but after eating at the...