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Well, folks. It looks like Mark and I have found what we like to call “our home.” Sure, it’s wishful thinking. Yes, it’s already owned by someone else. But a girl can dream, right?
The picture up top is from the Jose L. Mounier Estate, up in the hills outside Cafayate. The Mounier brothers run a small artisanal winery, producing a small amount of Malbec blends and Torrontes, pretty much all by hand.
Please for you to enjoy my pictographs from the road. Lex covered the journey in her post; it was grand. We traveled in a big loop, the first two days over insanely bumpy, hilly, and windy dirt roads. If you … Continue reading
After a few days in Salta running errands—Bolivian visa? Check! (Well, sort of.); stock up on English language books to read? Eh, check. I guess. (Damn you, new Murakami opus only available in Spanish!); recover from smelliest bus ride yet? … Continue reading
We arrived in Salta alongside 40,000 drunken, deranged fans of Indio Solari, an Argentine rock hero playing a sold out show that evening. Not only did Indio sell out the soccer stadium, he managed to fill absolutely every room in … Continue reading
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
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
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
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