Category Archive: Argentina

Travel Charms

November 19, 2013 12 Comments »

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I’ve been traveling for 7 years, thanks to a little luck, I’ve had relatively few bad luck experiences. Sure, I’ve experienced some issues – luggage delayed a number of times, flights canceled, items stolen, faulty gear, and illnesses. But none of these things were ever really serious or horrible. Not like my friend Charlie’s story […]

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Faking It

April 9, 2013 9 Comments »

Museum of fakes

Sometimes I feel like I’m one of those people living in the US for 20+ years and they still don’t speak English – yet they somehow get by. I used to look at them and wonder how that was possible. How can the old woman in China Town get through each day without really knowing […]

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Meat Lovers Parrilla Tour

April 2, 2013 1 Comment »

San Telmo Empanada

It’s 11:30PM, you are drinking Malbec and socializing with friends across a long table.  The noise is deafening – but it’s the noise of joy, fun, and laughter that only friends can share.  Your waitress brings out a big plate of sizzling meat and sets it in the middle of the table with a cloud […]

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Argentina Glacier Photography

March 29, 2013 13 Comments »

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Earlier this week I wrote all about the two famous glacier treks you can do in Argentina/Patagonia.  One of my favorite things about trekking Perito Moreno and Viedma glaciers were the views and perspective you had on the ice.  You can’t really appreciate the sheer size and power of a glacier until you walk on […]

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Mate Manners

March 28, 2013 5 Comments »

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The Cebador hands me the cuia, I pause for a moment and think about everything I have learned. I slowly extend my right hand looking him in the eyes and giving him a slight nod. I take the first drink from the bombilla careful not to move it around but instead let it sit stiffly […]

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Battle of the Glaciers

March 26, 2013 16 Comments »

perito moreno glacier

In this corner – we have the world champion Perito Moreno Glacier known through out the world for it’s heavyweight size and knock-out calving punch. In the other corner we the Viedma Glacier – a scrappy new opponent offering a powerful one-two punch of adventure and crevasses. Lets get ready to rumble! Two Glaciers, both […]

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Group Dynamics Patagonia

March 22, 2013 15 Comments »

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I looked around the table and wondered – how did this happen? How is it that at 43 I’m the youngest one on this hiking trip AND I’ve got the dullest stories? For the first time in my travels, my travel and adventure experiences are overshadowed by the people around me. I eagerly ask them […]

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Coming to My Rescue

March 19, 2013 8 Comments »

El Pillar Hosteria

I’m walking towards the door, I remember reaching my hand to grab the handle and turn and then my vision went black. I feel arms around me as my legs go limp and I feel like one of those toy giraffes who’s limbs were held attached by elastic string. When you hit the button on […]

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Where Sheep Roam – Patagonia

March 15, 2013 5 Comments »

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They were lurking in the landscapes – I knew they were there – but you seldom see them. Occasionally – among the flat golden grasses you’d see one, on his horse, with his signature gaucho beret hat, quiet aura, and chiseled features. He had an eye on the cattle or sheep with the help of […]

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Panoramic Patagonia

March 8, 2013 19 Comments »

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Patagonia is a part of the world that is meant to seen in a super wide perspective.  I spent a month in Patagonia and not a day went by where I didn’t stop, look around me and think “This is perfect”.  I felt like the sky and clouds could swallow me – I felt small.  […]

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