Monthly Archives: March 2011

24 De Marzo

March 24th marked the 35th anniversary of Argentina’s military coup, an event funded and supported by the CIA, which gave rise to a repressive dictatorship responsible for the disappearance of over 30,000 Argentine citizens. The last few days, there’s been … Continue reading

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Lost In La Rioja

La Rioja is a province in the Middle-Northwest of Argentina, halfway between Salta and Mendoza. We figured it would make for a good stopping point, and a chance to get off the beaten track of Argentina’s tourist route. Little did … Continue reading

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I am not proud to admit it, but I was unable to disassociate Mendoza, the fine provincial capital in Argentina , with Rainier Wolfcastle’s nemesis on the Simpsons. Therefore, with each turn through Mendoza’s leafy avenidas, I continued to hear … Continue reading

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Artisanal Beer + Cheese + Chocolate = Choco Nino

If there’s one thing y’all know about Mark and me, it’s that we love a good market. Craft fairs, farmer’s markets, block parties . . . we love ’em all. So, it will be of no surprise to learn that … Continue reading

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Bridges of a Different Nature

Everyone loves a bridge over pristine, crystal-clear water, eh? All the more fun to walk across while on a carefree jaunt up a mountainside. Needless to say, judging by our first hike in the mountains flanking El Bolson, Argentina, my … Continue reading

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Do The Fu’

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Yummers, Chile.

After a month in Chile, we’re headed to Argentina tomorrow. But before we go, a few culinary discoveries of note:

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Patagonia Is Choco-Nino!

Picture this: a half-crazed kid with a maniacal smile and just-eaten chocolate all over his face. This, my friends, is what we call “choco nino.” It’s an expression our fellow campers in Chaiten, Justin and Matt, came up with to … Continue reading

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It Really Rains A Lot In The Rain Forest

Puyuhuapi is a friendly little misty town nestled between high, verdant ridges facing west into a fjord of the same name. The area is considered the most lush in all of Patagonia, on account of the high annual rainfall.

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He Who Rushes Patagonia Wastes The Most Time

Sage words for anybody traveling the Carretera Austral. We encountered this expression in different forms and different languages along the way, eventually passing them along to other travelers. A long, lonely dirt road stretching from Chaiten in the north to … Continue reading

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