Some weeks ago, intrepid traveller Kathy Simmonds, set off on a holiday in South America. First of all in Chile and then an Arctic cruise to South Georgia in the Falklands, flying to and from Santiago in Chile. First of all, on arrival, due to civil unrest and riots in the country, she was advised to leave Santiago city asap and stay outside. Pretty disconcerting for most people, but not Kathy. There was still the cruise to look forward to. That was until the Russian cruise company went bankrupt and the cruise was cancelled.

At that point, most of us would have decided that the gods were against us and the best plan would be the first flight back to Espana. But not Kathy. She simply decided to make up her own itinerary.

She arranged flights (lots of them) and crossed into Argentina and travelled from Salta in the North and down than to Bariloche and Mendoza. All are very different but very beautiful.

As I write this, Kathy is still in Argentina, before flying back to Spain from Buenos Aires. She says she will be coming back exhausted but with great memories. Once she has recovered, I’m hoping that Kathy will give us a 15-minute presentation at a Rotary meeting about the trip.

Below are a selection of photographs which confirm the fact that Argentina is a country of fantastic landscapes

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byline Mike Knight