Anthony on the Gringo Trail 2005 travel blog

Anthony on the Gringo Trail 2005

Anthony travel blog
So here we are again folks, a year after my last trip, which was 10 weeks overland from Beijing to Khatmandu via the very fab Tibet. The full SP on this epic adventure can be seen in the links just to the right there. But for now, that's me over there standing next to the Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, definitely one of the highlights of this trip.

Its all over now, boo hoo. I was travelling on my own again for a while at the end after Erica flew back to the thankless task of making the NHS work. Amongst other things when we were travelling together, we fulfilled one of my few remaining lifetime ambitions (other than being in a famous rock band) by walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and had a great time in the jungle with all sorts of atmospheric beasties. Additionally on this trip I have had to evacuate in the middle of the night with acute mountain sickness from 5000 metres up a volcano I was climbing, have watched humpback whales breach, have trekked on a few glaciers, watched another volcano belching ash clouds over the town I was staying in, have played with alligators, got soaked by the world's biggest waterfalls, ridden all day on top of a train, flown over the mysterious Nazca lines, broke new records for bus travel, walked around on islands made of straw, caught and ate piranhas, driven across the biggest heap of salt in the world, ate guinea pig, looked out of bus windows over scary huge drops more times than I can count, sandboarded down mile high sand dunes, etc, etc. In short, a bit of adventure, and I hope not the last one I have.

I was here three months, mostly in the Andes, and I can tell you I love South America, and I wish I had come here before. South American people are generally some of the nicest and most laid back I have ever met.

You will probably find I tend to go on a bit sometimes. This is partly to help my memory when my Alzheimers gets even worse. If I do go on, I suggest you skip the text and just look at the pictures. I was travelling on my own most of the time, which can be a bit lonely sometimes and doing this also helps me feel less homesick. And as well as that, some places there is bugger all else to do in the evenings that does not involve drinking.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

Dust to dust
A pinch of salt
Pink Flamingos
Flying visit
Bus pass
The Falls Road
A mini mission
Don't cry for me, Argentina
Whales for the Welsh!
Wildlife III - The Busman Cometh
The Twin Towers
Fade to Grey
Blue, blue, electric blue....
Up close and personal
Deja vu
Here comes the rain again...
Culture Club
Saltans of Swing
The Book of Going Forth Around...
Back to the future
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