Mandy Tay

Travel . Film . Photography


Buenos Aires is not the prettiest city in the world but it’s my favourite.  Maybe it was that electrifying feeling I got from just roaming on the streets or the amazing people I met there.   Anyway I planned only to stay for 4 days but ended up staying there for 3 weeks instead.  I just didn’t want to leave.     AIRPORTS There are two airports in Buenos Aires. One within the.. Read More

Long Way Home – The Argentinians

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1. Atins, Brazil.  31 August 2014 The thumbnail of my Long Way Home video features Martin, the hero of my travels. Because of him I became the special guest of an Argentinian superstar everywhere I went.  We met in a Brazilian desert so remote that you needed to climb a tree to get phone reception. I have a map of the tree if you ever find yourself there.  Incidentally the map is that piece.. Read More

17 foreign phrases you should learn in every language


Besides the usual “hello”, “please” and “thank you”s, here is my tried and tested list of words that have served me well whenever I travel.  The following list may not get you to your destination but these are the ones that will find you friends.  Very impressed local friends.  At first sight they might not seem very applicable but trust me, you will use them more than you expect.  Much more often that “go straight.. Read More