In our last post we talked about three different festivals in Mendoza, and we didn’t even get to the main event! Our major reason for visiting Mendoza was the wine harvest festival, known as the Vendimia. After the other festivals, instead of the city quieting down and going back to business, the parties and merriment … More Mendoza Part 2: Red Wine and Produce-Chucking Beauty Queens
We came for the wine, we stayed for the city. At least that’s how it happened in Mendoza, Argentina. We decided to visit Mendoza during the annual grape harvest festival, known as the Vendimia. We didn’t really know what the festival involved but it sounded like something worth investigating. I mean, Mendoza is known around … More Mendoza Part 1: A Festival of Festivals
Yesterday: We took a local bus in Valparaiso, Chile to a long haul 90 minute bus to Santiago, to a local bus to the airport. Then we flew to Montevideo, Uruguay, and then took a local bus into town. A visual: Bus-> Bus -> Bus -> Plane -> Bus And we still weren’t at our hostel … More It’s a small world after all – a short story
If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Instagram you’ve probably seen a bunch of pictures of glaciers. That’s because there are a lot of them in Argentina and they’re really cool (get it? cool… glacier… sorry). But if you’ve seen one gigantic mass of ice you’ve seen them all, right? Actually Argentina has about 40 … More What’s Cooler than Being Cool? Glaciers.
We are currently in El Bolson living aboard an Earthship. If you missed that story, check it out here. This town is great and always makes for a good adventure. I sent the following email to my brother the other day but it’s such a weird story that I thought I’d repost it here with … More Craft beer, rock & roll, and a weird night in El Bolson
One thing that we love about traveling is having the opportunity to be guests in so many different and varied houses. We see how people live in Thailand and Portugal, we meet interesting people in hostels, we daydream about being hoteliers at B&Bs, and sometimes we get to stay in really unique places like a … More Life Aboard the Earthship
The currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso, which is written as “AR$100”. The exchange rate changes daily, but AR$100 is somewhere around USD $6.25. We think in terms of pesos into dollars (and are almost at the point of not needing to think of it in dollars), but most people at home are probably … More Spending Lots of Pesos!
Today we were instructed to “meet at the south door of the cathedral at 9:00am”. We arrived and found Carol Jones and Luca waiting in this beauty: We were off on an adventure. Carol is an Argentine, by way of a Texan cowboy grandfather who moved here to herd cows over the Andes. She’s probably in … More Today: A Cabalgata with Carol Jones
After a few days in Buenos Aires we hopped on a plane and headed as far south as we could go. This placed us in the city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and the closest place to Antarctica. It’s summer here and Buenos Aires can be very hot, but Ushuaia is much … More Tierra del Fuego and Penguins!
We have been utter failures at blogging thus far, but we’ve been busy having a blast! We got a new Chromebook for this adventure and are still trying to figure out our photo situation. I’m going to bed right now, but I wanted to post a quick video, and a promise to post in the … More Today we went to a Glaciar