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
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
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
I’m writing from the hammock of a rooftop patio in Buenos Aires; it’s about 60 degrees with a slight breeze and I can hear a dog barking and people in the nearby park. I’ve been drinking direct from a $5 bottle of wine. It’s 20:41 (8:41PM) and the sun has set just a bit ago … More It has begun!
I gave notice to quit my job with Boston Bikes in June and finished in September. Since then, people have asked me what I’m doing, what’s next, what’s the plan, what are we doing. It has felt a bit stressful and I’ve felt inadequate in my answers…..until now! We’re back at it. We have booked … More Vamos a Sudamerica!
On December 25, 2006, I began knitting a blanket, starting it on my Memere’s needles with my Vovo’s yarn. It was the Christmas after my dad had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery and I was living alone in Providence, RI. I decided the blanket would be for him, but I didn’t know quite … More The Traveling Blanket Reaches Its Home
(if you receive this post by email, I highly recommend that you click in to view it on the website) We have a loose tradition with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law-to-be to get together every few months and undertake a baking project out of one of the cookbooks that we both have. That is when my … More My macaron obsession
David and I just celebrated our two year wedding anniversary, which is crazy because it feels like not too long ago that I was blogging about wedding planning! I realized that while I did a ton of work to make an awesome wedding video (which I put to DVD), I never shared it online! It’s … More 2 Years and a Video I never Posted
This is the third and last blog entry about our cruising experience. Check out previous entries about what we did and vacation vs travel. Here is some quick and simple advice – some of which I wish I knew before going! —– Get a room with a balcony: This is our top advice. Spend the extra … More Cruising: Simple Advice