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 […]

Argentina Food Tour for Meat Lovers

April 2, 2013 1 Comment »

argentina food tour

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 […]

Argentina Glacier Photography

March 29, 2013 16 Comments »

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 […]

Mate Manners

March 28, 2013 5 Comments »

mate drink

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 […]

Perito Moreno Vs. Viedma Glacier Tour

March 26, 2013 27 Comments »

Viedma Glacier Tour

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 […]

Group Dynamics Patagonia

March 22, 2013 17 Comments »

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 […]

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 […]

Where Sheep Roam – Patagonia

March 15, 2013 5 Comments »

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 […]

Illusive Cape Horn

March 7, 2013 3 Comments »

Via Australis anchored in Patagonia

It was 7AM, we all waiting in the lounge with our orange life jackets on, bundled in our warmest clothing listening for the announcement from the captain. The ship swayed back and forth as each of us looked around the room anxiously. It was a nervous excitement – after all early this morning we were […]

How to Understand the Street Art in Buenos Aires

March 5, 2013 17 Comments »

street art Buenos aires

“A commissioned piece of graffiti on your home can actually raise the value of your home in Buenos Aires.” she says in a factual manner. As my brain catches up with my ears, I interrupt our guide and say, “What, can you repeat that last part about increasing the value of your home?” Clearly I […]

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