Once we retire, those who can afford it like to do a little travelling around Australia or around the world to experience things and places which we would not have had time to reach during our working life. With the speed of air travel, Europe, North America or Asia are no more than a day's journey away. Some of our members are lucky enough to visit exotic places or meet exotic people and have shared their experiences with us.
Argentina and Chile
by Herb Compton
Herb Compton travelled South America in May 1988 with a National Trust archaeological tour, In January this year he joined a Trust Tour of Argentina and Chile. Here are some of Herb's travel notes:
Ushuaia, on the south coast of the Terra del Fuego, calls itself the southern-most city in the world. There we had a farewell dinner for those who were cruising down to Antarctica. Others in the group sailed down to the Beagle Channel in the wake of Charles Darwin to see sea lions and penguins.
Back to Buenos Aires and then 24 hours in the subtropical north of Argentina. The Iguazu Falls for me were the most beautiful sight of the whole trip and the Iguazu Sheraton my favorite hotel."
Herb then had a day alone in Buenos Airies, trying to find a gay sauna. (Unfortunately he had the 1993-94 edition of "Spartacus")