Alex, Argentina & Chile Specialist
Having grown up in a diplomatic family I have been on the move since an early age and became accustomed to uprooting fairly regularly. When I was 11 years old my family moved to Venezuela and I was immediately struck by the vibrancy and colour of Latin American culture.
I spent many vacations in the many different regions of Venezuela, from the Caribbean coast to the magnificent Angel falls in the jungle. This sowed the seed for my bug for travelling, especially within Latin America.
I later moved to Buenos Aires before embarking on a six month trip around Latin America encompassing Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. This trip really demonstrated the variety that Latin America has and why one can take so many completely different types of trips there.
I would highly recommend discovering this unique continent for yourself.
I'll never forget when…
I will never forget when I first arrived in the Atacama Desert. It is an otherworldly place that seems to bear more in common with Mars than Earth. Both sunrise and sunset here showcased the incredible colour of the desert.
Having spent an afternoon in a high plain lagoon I stopped in a remote place to enjoy the view. The vast emptiness of this place was absolutely jaw dropping and I felt truly awestruck and calmed by this unique place on our planet.