Iguazu Falls – Argentina? Brazil? – or almost Paraguay

14 November 2023 | Places

▲ Iguazu Falls from Brazil – yes they’re wonderful. If you want to compare the Iguazu Falls with Niagara Falls (Canada-USA) or the Victoria Falls (Zambia-Zimbabwe) the Iguaza Falls National Park website has all the comparison figures. I’d also throw the Murchison Fall...

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24 Hours in Buenos Aires

23 October 2023 | Places

Before I met Maureen in New York and stayed in two interesting hotels – The Chelsea and the TWA Hotel – I had two weeks in South America. Catching up with two countries – Uruguay and Paraguay – which I would have visited in 2020, if that pandemic hadn’t come along. ...

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MONA makes Hobart?

11 May 2011 | Culture

▲ Erwin Wurm's Fat Car Maureen and I were in Tasmania with some friend just before Hobart’s amazing new MONA – Museum of Old & New Art – opened in January. It’s the creation of David Walsh who made his considerable fortune from gambling. Not that chasing-the-...

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Tit for Tat – or Reciprocal Fees

1 June 2010 | Living

Transiting Buenos Aires recently I encountered this sign in the immigration area at the air- port. Canad- ians were up for a single entry fee of US$70 if they wanted to enter Argen- tina. For Aus- tralians it was US$100, but not single entry, pre- sumably once they’d ...

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