Lakes on Lakes

It would’ve been a huge disappointment if we hadn’t made it to at least part of Patagonia on this trip, so after Mendoza, we decided to overnight bus to Bariloche. Now before you get all “oh.em.gee that’s not REAL ridiculously remote/difficult to get to/freezing cold Patagonia next to Antartica” – we are aware – but it is legitimately called northern Patagonia, and I’m not going to argue with the experts. Quite frankly, it was cold enough for my NorthFace fleece …

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Is it possible to OD on Malbec?

If the answer was yes, I would’ve found out the hard way. Mendoza MUST mean “Drink Too Much Wine” in Spanish. In all of Argentina’s restaurants, they offer bottles of wine for at least 1/2 the price of water, and the grocery store sells them for what essentially rounds to free. And these are not cheap, crappy wines – these are delicious pairings to restaurant steak or homemade soup & salad in your hostel or no-food late night drinking while …

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Don’t cry for me, Argentina

The truth is, I didn’t really want to leave you. That may not be apparent by my lack of posts, but don’t take it personally – I’ve just been lazy (and mildly busy). This is going to be a long one! Part One: Iguazu Falls – Argentina side (August 18) As I previously mentioned, Argentina is considered the “best” side of the Falls because it provides the most panoramic views. After a mediocre breakfast of delicious coffee with plain bread and super …

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How to travel like a pseudo-backpacker

*So I wrote this weeks ago and just never posted it. As an FYI, it was written on Friday, August 19th in Iguazu Falls, Argentina. We’ve received a number of inquiries about what we’ve packed and how/why, how we plan our destinations and find what to do/where to eat, and general travel advice. As I wait for my family to arrive in our B&B in Iguazu Falls, Argentina (they have been traveling for forever, and their last flight was delayed, so …

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