MAG (Mature Age Gay) Sydney


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.

A Blue Mountains Stopover
by Richard Buckdale
Argentina and Chile
by Herb Compton
Bowral at Tulip Time
by Harry West
Ireland, Turkey and the Greek Islands
by Harry West
Moby Dick, Whales and Sunny Times
by Ray Israel
More from the Philippines
by Don Dudgeon
Travel in the Baltic Countries
by Herb Compton
Travellers Tales from the Philippines
by Don Dudgeon
Travels in Iran & Uzbekistan
by John White

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:

"I liked the look and feel of Buenos Airies and I hope to see it again. I was reminded of big European cities like Madrid and Paris. Sophisticated, well dressed people, beautiful parks, high old trees.

We flew to Punta Arenas at latitude 53 degrees south in Chile, saw the Straits of Magellan, and then spent several days touring Patagonia. We stayed two nights at Hosteria Lago Grey. Not the ultimate in luxury but one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in peaceful, comfortable, with welcoming staff, delicious food and always in view of the glacier and gagged peaks of Torres del Paine.

City of Punta Arenas overlooking Straits of Magellan

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")

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