Monthly Archives: September 2011

Gnocchi of the 29th – ñoquis del 29, what’s the story?

This was one of the questions on my mind this past trip to Argentina. Few years ago I learned from Ana that there is a tradition of eating the potato gnocchi with tomato sauce (ñoquis con tuco) on the 29th … Continue reading

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Last day in Chile.

Our last night in Chile we spent in Santiago in a very chic boutique hotel called The Aubrey. This was a great way to end our trip as we splurged on a bit of luxury and got to relax before … Continue reading

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Valparaiso picture gallery.

When we walked the streets of Valparaiso it reminded us of other cities we’ve been to. It is sort of a combination of San Francisco (its’ sister city) for the hilly layout, La Boca and Pelourinho for the colors and … Continue reading

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Colchagua Valley and Valparaiso.

After an overnight bus trip from Osorno to Santiago we rented a car and headed southwest towards the gentle green hills and valleys of Maipo region. This is Chile’s most famous and probably prolific wine country. On our way to … Continue reading

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Churches of Chiloe.

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Exploring Chiloe – boats, churches and ancient forests.

We have spent the last three days on a beautiful island of Chiloe, off the coast of Chile. It is the largest island of Chile and the second largest in South America. We are here the five of us, Roberto, … Continue reading

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Lake crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Varas.

We left Bariloche on Friday morning in a mix of snow and rain. Our boat left from Puerto Panuelo at 10:30 am. The first part of this beautiful mountain crossing involves navigation on the Nahuel Huapi lake. It was rainy … Continue reading

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