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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