Thursday, November 17, 2005

Images of Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Images of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Images of Chile

Images of Machu Picchu and Cusco, Peru

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

View from Corcovado, Rio

One of the few photos of the two of us together as we don't trust any bugger with our camera.
Christ the Redeemer is on our right, surrounded by hundreds of people so no photo of it.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Copacabana Beach, Rio

View from our hotel balcony. A lot safer to take photos from here than from the actual beach.
Weather is very hot even though its winter which is quite nice after the freezing temperatures of Peru, Chile and Argentina. Breaks us back in gently for Cayman in September.

Rio at night

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Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio

View from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain at sunset - we had to fight to get this photo as about 1,000 people appeared from nowhere at just this moment and then seemed to disappear again.
All very romantic which was topped of by going to what later transpired to be a brothel for dinner. Perfect end to the evening!

The Chocolate Box

These Boca fans sang, danced, played drums and watched no football for three hours non-stop.
Standing room only - unless you were dangling over the edge.
Diego Maradona appeared at kick-off and the stadium went even more crazy, even the away fans chant his name. He is a bit of a hero in Argentina.
Final score 2 each.

Boca Juniors v Rosaria Central

Probably the only time an Inverness Caledonian Thistle shirt will be inside the Bombonera. Probably Lara's last football match.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Dog walkers, Buenos Aires

This one is especially for Susan. Do you think you could cope with this many dogs at once? (and having to scoop all that poop?)

Monday, August 15, 2005

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

This is the cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. Most of the crypts are bigger than our house and they have lots of coffins under them which you can see if you look in through the doors (very creepy). All very impressive. You can't get in these days unless you have disgusting amounts of money (except if all you want to do is have a wee look).

Saturday, August 13, 2005



Don´t go to Chile.

It smells of cats.

Salvadore Dali exhibit was ´highlight´ other than leaving.

Next stop Argentina. Boca Juniors game tomorrow.

Andy & Lara.

Concha y Toro Winery, Chile

Lara testing one of the wines we had to try! This was the second one at about 10.30am! The second winery in the afternoon got a bit messy.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Santiago, Chile

Despite what Andy has said, Chile wasn't that bad although we did have a couple of accommodation malfunctions. This is Santiago outside the Dali exhibit with the Andes in the background.
Also, on our last night we found an all you can eat buffet for about 5 quid - can't get better than that (except in Argentina!)

Friday, August 05, 2005

View from the Sun Gate

The Sun Gate is at the end of the Inca Trail and marks the entry point to the citadel. In the foreground are Andean orchids which are in abundance. Looming large on the right is the base of Wayna Pichu which we had climbed earlier that morning.

Lara [very high]

Lara atop Wayna Pichu with the citadel of Machu Pichu below.

Lara, Llama and Lady

Sacred Valley, between Cusco and Machu Pichu. 10th August 2005.

Coca Tea

Andy trying out the Peruvian remedy for altitude sickness and fatigue, coca tea. Tasted disgusting but did actually work.