Our original plans for visiting South America did not include a trip to Argentina. Our plan was to head down South America’s west coast until we arrived in Chile and then fly to Australia. But the more I studied the maps, I realised that we could easily travel overland between Santiago and Mendoza. Giving
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When I started to think ahead to our time in Chile, I realised that it would be great to nip over the border into Argentina. I did some research and found that the closest city to Santiago on the other side of the border is Mendoza. AND it is actually a really nice place.
Once South America became part of our travel plans, visiting Santiago Chile with the children was a must. Not only had we heard good things about it, but it is pretty much the only way to get to Australia from South America. However, once we left the UK, we heard rumours of protests happening
It is every traveller’s nightmare, particularly those travelling with kids, to have to make a trip to a hospital whilst abroad. Unfortunately, it happened to us, but without a good outcome so don’t worry. On our last day in Colombia, our youngest Alice, took it upon herself to eat a coin. Full-on swallowed it.
We loved the time that we spent chilling on the beach at Playa Blanca in Cartagena. Such a gorgeous beach and not far from the Old Town. During our stay in Colombia, we were lucky enough to visit this beautiful beach twice. We had a great time both times and want to help you
There were lots of places we loved in South America. We love Old Town in Cartagena and the warmth of the Caribbean Sea, we loved the sunshine and wine in Argentina and the metropolitan vibes from Santiago. But Lima still wins. We spent a good few days in Lima, Peru with a little excursion
After we left Florida, we flew to Cartagena in Northwest Colombia. Although, our original plan had been to visit the Bahamas first, we had to make a change of plans after Hurricane Dorian. I have to admit that I was nervous. Florida had been such an easy place to exist. We had so much
That’s it! Our last travel vaccination for Southeast Asia and South America is complete. I think we are now vaccinated to go anywhere we want in the world in relative safety. Starting on the journey to getting vaccinated though was a minefield. There are so many variables and no one wants to recommend anything.