Until recently Argentina’s charismatic capital was starved of direct, affordable flights from the UK but change is on the horizon. From Valentine’s Day, budget airline Norwegian Airlines will be showing its love for the South American giant with the launch of the longest-ever nonstop route from Gatwick — to Buenos Aires.
On arrival, spend the money you have saved on fantastic food (Argentina’s steakhouses are legendary but you’ll also, thanks to Italian immigration in the past, find excellent pizza and pasta all washed down with copious amounts of Malbec), futbol games(football is a religion) and first class tango (arguably Argentina’s greatest contribution to the world) shows.
Rwanda – a tiny East African country whose name will always be tinged with tragedy – may not have previously figured on your bucket list but it should.
It has some of the world’s most wonderful wildlife (Rwanda is one of only three countries in the world where you can still find mountain gorillas in the wild, and is the leader when it comes to their conservation) and a particularly progressive capital in Kigali. Make no mistake: Rwanda’s capital city is safe (violent crime is near non-existent, and the terrorist threats that have plagued other East African destinations have not affected Rwanda) and spotless thanks to Umuganda, a monthly street clean-up).
What’s more, now that RwandAir flies direct from London Gatwick to Kigali three times a week, reaching Rwanda has never been more accessible or affordable.