Una irlandesa en America Sud part I

It's been a busy month in South America, where I have been on two tours covering Chile, Bolivia and Peru. I am heading into my last few days in this continent and the Southern Hemisphere and it is very sad, as it is signalling that I am coming towards the end of my travels. In Chile we went to the desert and observed the beautiful clear skies from the Vicuña observatory. The night was cold but I experienced the South American version of the mistral, the destral I think it's called, which is a beautiful…

Stranded on Easter Island

First little hassle of the trip occurred lately when all flights to and from Easter Island were cancelled due to bad weather. That meant two extra sunsets, more moais and lots of queueing  and hanging  around but it got  sorted and I left Easter Island two days later than planned. There are definitely worse places to be stranded!  We were well looked after so it was all fine. Easter Island is a magical place, despite the lashings of rain we had the first day - check out the sexy gear, which was basically ripped to…