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Monday Moment: Iguazu Falls, Argentina

3. December 2012

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Iguazu Falls, Argentina

It’s hard to fathom the amount of water tumbling over the edge of Iguazu Falls in Argentina. As one of the largest waterfalls in the world it is an impressive sight on a normal day. The storms from the days before had saturated the earth and caused the falls to be even grander on this day. [...]

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Monday Moment: Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina

30. April 2012

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This isn’t the craziest road we drove on. I think the road from Kathmandu to Pokhara in Nepal was crazier but I think that was because the vehicles were older and the drivers cared less (I’m afraid I have no pictures as I was terrified and clinging onto whatever I could find that was solid). [...]

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Monday Moment: Argentinian Gauchos

13. February 2012

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Much of central and northern Argentina is pampas…long stretches of flat, flat grassland punctuated by estancias (ranches) and small towns. In the late 1800’s these fertile grasslands were ruled by gauchos. These South American cowboys are held in folklore much like their North American counterparts. Quiet, stoic, and proud, they were nomadic cattlemen back in [...]

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Monday Moment: San Telmo Market, Buenos Aires

3. October 2011

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Wander into the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo in Buenos Aires on a Sunday and find their market in full swing. It’s a quirky, fun market filled with knick-knacks and paddywhacks, foodstalls and winebars, antiques and entertainment. A must see if you’re heading that way.

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Remember That Time…We Visited The Dead?

25. January 2011

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Where’s Gillian

Now that we’ve returned home and have settled back into our routine lives again we find it funny how our travel stories keep coming up. Invariably one of us will look at the other and say ‘Remember That Time…’ I thought it would make a good series; a way to tell these small stories that [...]

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The Amazing Power Of Nature

25. August 2009

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We arrived in Iguazu Falls in the middle of a rainstorm, not knowing that the worst of it was yet to come. That night I saw biggest thunderstorm I have ever seen. The storm cells circled the town for hours on end, flashing lightning, crashing thunder loud enough to shake the house, and dropping rain [...]

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I Heart Buenos Aires

19. August 2009

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At first, I was a little scared of Buenos Aires. I mean it’s a city of 13 million people! I worried that we would get lost, that we would get mugged, that we would be overwhelmed. I needn’t have worried – we spent 10 days and could have stayed longer we loved it so much. [...]

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Like A Rhinestone Cowboy

13. August 2009

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Riding out on a horse, in a star-spangled rodeo. Much of central and northern Argentina is pampas…long stretches of flat, flat grassland punctuated by estancias and small towns. In the late 1800’s these fertile grasslands were ruled by gauchos. These South American cowboys are held in folklore much like their North American counterparts. Quiet, stoic, [...]

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Meh In Mendoza

9. August 2009

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Although the drive through the Andes from Santiago to Mendoza was breathtaking, taking us straight up one side of a mountain and then slowly easing back down the other side, we found Mendoza itself a bit lacking. It seems that, in the summer, there would be plenty to do. But, in the winter, the city [...]

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