paso los libertadores

We left Mendoza at a civilized 10 am for our 421 k drive. According to Google maps it should take about 5 ½ hours. I called Bart, our airbnb host in Valparaiso and told him we’d be arriving around 4. After all there are not many things to stop and see along the way. He…

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along the inca trail

You miss a couple flights and suddenly your family doesn’t want to fly with you. So instead, we drove from Mendoza to Valparaiso. 9 hours along the Pan American highway. Luckily it is one of the most beautiful stretches of road I have ever encountered.

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iguazu falls

Every guide and every book says you must visit the falls. They also say it as overpriced a touristy destination as you will find. This time they were right. Iguazu falls are beyond touristy, horrible value for your money and totally worth the trip. It truly is a wow! 275ish waterfalls stretched over 2.7 kilometers.…

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palermo soho

Nobody loves a hotel more than I do and nothing makes me happier than being greeted with a “welcome home Mrs. Vogel” from one of my favorite establishments. But lately I’ve been coming around to the whole airbnb/VRBO thing. It was my experience in BA (as we tourists think the locals call Buenos Aires) that…

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moo….

I have eaten more beef in the last four weeks than in the last four years… But, when in Rome. Or actually when in Argentina. Everyone in this country seems to eat beef. About 135 pounds a year. Each. “If there isn’t meat, it isn’t really a meal”.

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