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Trip: South America

There are [36] stories from my trip: South America

On The Road Again

USA | Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | Views [417]

So… after a less than spectacular 19hour trip from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego, I have spent the last two weeks doing, well, nothing. Ok, that’s a lie. I had a belated Christmas, got wicked sick, puppy sat a feisty yellow lab who had a taste for magnets, ... Read more >

The "Real World"... ewwww

USA | Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Views [529]

Waking up at incoherently at 4am to blearily look around the room, I wonder, “Where the hell am I?” Wait, this is familiar, it’s coming back to me now… I’m home. Ahhhhh… It’s nice to be back. San Diego’s not too bad a place. I can ... Read more >

Tags: Family

Insomnia at 15,000ft

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | Views [1034]

Sleeping on planes seems to be something I am physically incapable of.  At this point, seeing as I had only gotten 10 hours of sleep in the last 3 nights (thanks to a chorus of snoring and 3am poker) I would think I could have slept anywhere. But no, ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Gallery: San Telmo

ARGENTINA | Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

The Sunday Market
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San Telmo Market

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [2736]

Headed to the San Telmo market this afternoon, while trying to avoid the prolific number of dog droppings, I noticed that all the side walks are different.  It appears that each store owner/building owner is responsible for the side walk in front of ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Not really a Fiesta de la Tradition

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 10 Nov 2007 | Views [1095]

I was modivatied... I was going to leave Buenos Aires for the first time in almost 2 weeks... visit a new place, see new sights, meet new people...  For my day trip I chose San Antonio de Areco, apparently the town where all the best crafts people ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Quit looking at my ass

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | Views [760]

Buenos Aires has trained me well.  The vendors in Peru and Bolivia would at least, at times recieve eye contact and perhaps a harsh "no gracias" when accosting me with postcards, gourds, jewerly and a plethora of lama related trinkets.  The ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

All I want is a bed

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [592]

It is 9:20am and for some god aweful reason I am awake and up.  It is the third day in a row that I have gone to bed at 6am or later and woken up at 9:20.  This is not by my choice.  After being thrilled about finishing my spanish course and having ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Mullets seem to be making a comeback

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [1105]

So, after 2 months of washing my hair with a combinaton campsoap and head n shoulders coupled with massive amounts of dust, it´s in pretty bad shape.  Side-show bob shape.  So, just like my break down with the jeans and the shirts, I broke down.  I´ve ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Sleep Deprivation and Ghestapo Spanish

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [978]

Dinner at 11:30 at night? That sounds like a fantastic idea... So the schedule is a bit different here.  Since I arrived in Buenos Aires sleep has not been a priority.  It seems breakfast is 9 to 12, lunch… sometime around 2ish, at 5 or 6 a snack, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Argentina

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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My own unique smell

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [810]

So I´ve given up... broken down... it all started with the jeans, now I´m buying shirts. It´s just that now I´m in a city, Buenos Aires.  It´s actually quite a nice city and people seem to care about what they look (and smell like) and I´ve found that ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping

Gallery: Salt flats

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Salazar de Uyuni
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Bikes, Wines, and Dozers

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | Views [649]

A wine tour in Mendoza, it congers images of mountains, vineyards... little dusty country roads, maybe a villa or two.  While there were dusty roads, it was due to the asphalt having been ripped up to be replaced.   Not quite as quaint as I had ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Horseback Riding Pinball

ARGENTINA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [1926]

Supposedly Salta is breath taking... well, the natural rock and landscapes surrounding Salta. I had read this on multiple websites, and guide books, but due to the fact that I arrived in the dark and had only wandered around the city (whose square ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

National Food

ARGENTINA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [955]

I have come to the conclusion, that were you to generalize S. American cuisine, it would be fried, accompanied by potatoes, and then something ridiculously sweet.   If it isn´t sprayed with sugar, served with jam, deep fried (all meat is ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Tupiza to Salta, Part 3: Bus to... Jujuy?

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [3878]

Reaching the La Quiaca bus station I found it necessary to actually acquire Argentinean pesos (so as to be able to buy a bus ticket)  Unfortunately, after asking quite a few people on the street where I could exchange bolivianos, I was actually laughed ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Tupiza to Salta, Part 2: The Border

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [1209]

Ah, the border... But first we had to get there.  After picking up his surfboard from the trains baggage car (yes, you might wonder... what do you do with a surfboard in Bolivia, a land locked country?  you stand out, that´s what you do.  James and ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Tupiza to Salta, Part 1: The Train

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [5436]

This is the beginning of the ordeal to get from Tupiza to Salta … Not really all that far, and I get to leave Bolivia and enter Argentina (hopefully not quite as dusty) So my options from Tupiza to the border town of Villazon ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

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