Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn is a small city (~95,000 people, actually quite large by New Zealand standards!) at the very top of Argentinian Patagonia. It’s a hub for people visiting the Valdés Peninsula for wildlife, Punta Tombo for penguins and dolphins, Punta Loma for seals, and Gaiman for Welsh heritage. None of which I did. Which I’ll…

Ushuaia, Argentina

The most southernly city in the world, Ushuaia is the gateway to the Antarctica, with around 90% of visitors to the bottom of the planet leaving from here. The other 10% leave from Punta Arenas, Christchurch, Hobart or Cape Town, all further away. I spent a couple of days here two years ago so had…

Chilean street art

I didn’t just find street art in Santiago, but in almost every place I visited along the Chilean coast, adding colour and interest. Even the drabbest of places, and Puerto Montt clearly had had better times, are improved by a bit of street art. I particularly liked the ever narrowing wall space and the choice of…

Santiago street art

Unlike most places that have surprised me with their street art I was expecting street art in Santiago, it struck me for some reason as the sort of place that would have lots. It did have a fair amount, but less than expected in general. There were some large scale examples in the city, with exquisite…

Perth street art

Perth, like most places to be honest, has gained a lot more street art in recent years. I remember none from my previous trip seven years ago. Most of these examples came from the The University of Western Australia campus. It was also home to these rather wonderful houses on legs, bringing back childhood memories…

Reykjavik street art

Continuing my series of street art in unexpected places (see also Tbilisi, Iran, Hobart, Adelaide, New Plymouth, Alice Springs) with an exploration of Iceland’s capital. Around the city centre were plenty of interesting examples. The most impressive were those covering the entire side of buildings. This was one of the more colourful car parks I’ve…