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...
Posts tagged "Argentina"
Salta to San Pedro... the best bus ride in the world?

Salta to San Pedro… the best bus ride in the world?

Having had a nice day and night in Salta, I was up early to get on the bus over to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. I was a disappointed to have missed the seven coloured mountains near Salta, but I’d been reliably informed by one of the guys from my hostel that you saw...
31 in Salta... over way to fast!

31 in Salta… over way to fast!

Having reluctantly moved on from Buenos Aires I found myself in Salta for one day on route to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. I’d heard really good things about this city and was a bit disappointed to be passing through so fast, but the buses to San Pedro only run a couple of times...
Step into my office... digital nomad progress report

Step into my office… digital nomad progress report

The reason I'm back in Buenos Aires and stopped for a month is to put some time and effort into the freelancer on the move operation and see where it gets me. I'd always intended to give this a go having read a few inspiring books, blogs, articles and what not - just not quite...
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...
Buenos Aires Football Amigos (BAFA)... a game of football at last!

Buenos Aires Football Amigos (BAFA)… a game of football at last!

If you read my post about Morro de Sao Paulo, you might have noted that I became friends with quite a few people from Buenos Aires. One of those people was a Welshman called Marc who’s a freelance writer and has been based here for about four years. Many of our conversations back in Brazil...
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...
Settling into life in Buenos Aires...

Settling into life in Buenos Aires…

After the extravagance of carnaval in Bahia (and the recklessness of some of my spending in the 2 months proceeding it) my savings have really been dented. So I’ve decided to test my work as I travel theory and settle in somewhere to try and earn some money. I’d looked at a few options for places that...
Climbing in the Argentine Andes

Climbing in the Argentine Andes

With Mendoza being so close to the Andes there are a lot of opportunities to peruse more adventurous outdoor activities – white water rafting, horse riding and trekking were all on offer. I was not keen to spend a load of money, but really wanted to get out and see some of the surrounding landscape,...
The mind blowing Iguazu Falls - Argentinian side

The mind blowing Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side

The Iguazu falls, which run across the border between Argentina and Brazil, are without doubt one of the most visited places in South America – and for good reason – they’re absolutely mind blowing! Having heard so much about them I was expecting to be underwhelmed. I knew it would be very touristy and suspected...
Hostel Inn Tango City - Buenos Aires

Hostel Inn Tango City – Buenos Aires

Tango City hostel, set in the heart of the buzzing San Telmo district of Buenos Aires is a decent place to stay in a great location. Friendly staff, plenty of 'offers' when it comes to tours and comfortable rooms should make it a fantastic hostel - but it lacks a certain something.
Boca Juniors (my new Argentine team) get hammered!

Boca Juniors (my new Argentine team) get hammered!

Being a huge football fan, South America offers lots of exciting opportunities to engage with the beautiful game - none more so than the chance to see one of the continents great clubs, Boca Juniors, playing in La Bonbonera!