Little Uruguay, wedged between the South American giants of Brazil and Argentina, doesn't feature that frequently on backpacking itineraries. But I've always been attracted to places that I don't know much about, so we decided to include a brief detour to Uruguay before plunging headlong into Argentina. After flying south
Brazil seems to be in a state of chaos at the moment. The night after we arrived in Rio [https://www.nothere.co.uk/rio-de-janeiro/], the 200-year-old National History Museum burned down, destroying an estimated 90% of its priceless artefacts. A few days later the far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro
It was a crisp and ruddy-cheeked Friday afternoon, the last weekend before Christmas, and Ghent was glowing with that cosy chocolate box cheer that British cities are never quite able to replicate. It was a classic European Christmas scene: the smell of Glühwein and spruce wafting through the air, the
Arriving in Trinidad was like walking into a postcard. The Unesco-listed casco histórico, centred around the elegant Plaza Mayor, was a photographer’s dream, all pastel facades, cobbled streets, iron caged windows and terracotta roof tiles. Like just about everywhere else we went in Cuba, there was no escape from
Belgium is home to some 180 breweries, producing hundreds of different beers in myriad styles and strengths. A typical pub offers the adventurous drinker a choice of cloudy wheat beers with a hint of coriander, fruity farmhouse-style saisons, lemon-sour lambic beers, foaming golden ales and deceptively strong Trappist brews, to
At the end of the long and bone-jarring road south from Luang Prabang [https://www.nothere.co.uk/luang-prabang-buddhism-and-bowling/], we finally found respite. The lumpen limestone hills flattened out, the potholed gravel track gave way to a smooth, mostly sealed tarmac road, and the somniferous calm of Vientiane enveloped us.