Two Weeks in Buenos Aires

After three months of changing locations every three days, Jeff and I thought it would be a good idea to stay put in one place for awhile. Buenos Aires seemed like a great place to sink in a little deeper, get to know a little more than just the whirlwind sightseeing. We rented a nice little apartment in the hip neighborhood of Palermo. Full of cool restaurants, bars and trendy shops and just a short walk to the Bosque de ...

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One Day in Uruguay

Nearly at the end of our two week stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina (we’ll catch you up on this later), Lila and I took a day trip to the peaceful little city of Colonia, Uruguay. One hour on a ferry (catch the “fast” boat) that departs from BA’s Puerto Madero and you’re gliding across South America’s second widest, and most likely brownest, river, the Rio de la Plata. Like a giant chocolate colored sea, the river ...

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Mendoza – not exactly roughing it

Fourteen hours on a bus, delayed by a bike race and a high altitude border crossing, and we finally said good bye to Chile and hello to Mendoza, a quaint little city in the heart of the Argentinian wine country. As luck would have it, we arrived at the beginning of “Vendemia”, Argentina’s harvest festival. Wine tastings, beauty pageants (Argentinians are crazy about their beauty queens), bands and street fairs make Vendima one of Argentina’s premiere events with festivities ...

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Valparaiso

Just when we we were beginning to miss San Francisco (kind of), Lila and I arrived in one of Chile’s most interesting cities, Valparaiso, an hour and a half south of Santiago. Built among 45 hills, Valparaiso is a spectacular maze of neighborhoods full of cafes, restaurants, and notable churches. Spending our days strolling up and down through the barrios, we enjoyed the amazing murals and often spectacular graffiti that seems to cover every square inch of the city. ...

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