(Note: We visited El Chalten in February but just finished this entry) El Chalten is a small village in the middle of nowhere in southern Patagonia within the boundaries of the northern part of Glacier National Park. It has a permanent population of only 1,600 residents (though the number close to doubles during high tourist … More El Chalten & Trekking Our Hearts Out in Southern Patagonia
In today’s world of manicured lifestyle projection on social media, where you get to choose what your online image looks like and everyone’s life looks perfect, we feel the need to write a blog post to keep it real. We keep our blog posts light-hearted and funny, showing all of the fun things we are … More It’s Not all Glaciers, Penguins, Vineyards, and Awesome
Do you know what the inside of an Argentine hospital looks like? I wish I could say that I didn’t know. But I will tell you they are quite nice. It all started when I was walking down from a look-out hill surrounded by cactuses. April Fools! Just kidding! We haven’t been to an Argentine … More Argentine Hospitals & Cactuses
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!