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  1. Meat sweats - Argentinean style!

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Meat sweats - Argentinean style!

    Oct312009

    Last night I ate lots of meat. I mean lots. There were different types of steak, sausages and more. And yes…I got the meat sweats. Mike and Celeste from Hostel Lao where I’m staying threw on a traditional Argentinean barbecue – my fi

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  2. Getting to know Mendoza

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    Getting to know Mendoza

    Oct312009

    I’m staying in Hostel Lao. It’s run by a really friendly English-Argentinean couple called Mike and Celeste who go out of their way to make sure guests enjoy their stay. Their hostel has a pool and luckily enough for me, they’ve put m

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  3. Party time at LOKI Backpacker Hostel in Cusco

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    Party time at LOKI Backpacker Hostel in Cusco

    Oct312009

    Last night was pretty hectic. Dror, one of the owners of LOKI Hostels, was in town for the opening. We had a couple of drinks first of all in Paddy Flaherty's before going to the party.

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  4. Meeting up with 'old' friends

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 2 Comments

    Meeting up with 'old' friends

    Oct302009

    The morning of my trek to Machu Picchu I met a lot of new faces. I knew I was going to spend a lot of time with these people over the next number of days, but I didn’t realise that I was going to spend a particularly long amount of time with two

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  5. Santiago to Mendoza - an invaluable tip

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    Santiago to Mendoza - an invaluable tip

    Oct302009

    Before coming on this trip Mendoza wasn’t on the itinerary. Then I did a bit of research, found out that it’s actually a very popular spot on the backpacker trail and has a lot of interesting attributes. I then pencilled it in.

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  6. Backpacking with an AFL star!

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    Backpacking with an AFL star!

    Oct302009

    When I booked myself on to a three-day trek to Machu Picchu I met a good few people. There were two Portuguese girls, a Czech girl, a Brazilian guy and a couple of Aussie guys.

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  7. New podcast from San Sebastian

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    New podcast from San Sebastian

    Oct292009

    While I was in San Sebastian, Spain I spoke with Gabriella Ranelli about local speciality pintxos. In Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast, we talk about the best places to try a variety of pintxos, what to drink with them and more...

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  8. Bye bye Santiago

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Oct272009

    Last night was my last night in Santiago. There was another barbecue in the hostel but it got a bit chilly (pun intended...I’m in Chile?!) so we moved inside. Better move for definite.

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  9. Wineries and more - a good day

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    Wineries and more - a good day

    Oct272009

    Today myself and Gonzalo from Bellavista had a very good day. We spent the day filming “How to save money in Santiago” which will be available on the site in December. It will be the second of Hostelworld.com’s ‘How to...’

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  10. Nightlife in Bellavista

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    Nightlife in Bellavista

    Oct262009

    By staying in Bellavista Hostel I’ve chosen well. Not only is it a really cool hostel where I’m meeting lots of people – it’s got Santiago’s coolest bars on its doorstep. Is very handy when you’re researching nightli

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