Crazy Sh!t We Didn’t Tell You About

Crazy Sh!t We Didn’t Tell You About

You know about the gorillas. You know about how we fell in the giant gutter. You know that a girl we were trekking with almost died on the Perito Moreno glacier. You may even have caught the bit about how I ended up bloody after I got tripped by a puppy in Negril when we […]

No Meat Please: Random Musings on Vegetarian Travel

No Meat Please: Random Musings on Vegetarian Travel

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in Argentina, France, General Travel, India, Japan, Turkey | 3 Comments

Being a vegetarian is always a challenge, even at home. It can lead to awkward moments when I go to someone’s house for dinner and they’ve whipped up a nice meaty meal, and I do feel a little left out at barbecues when I’m relegated to eating the side dishes. Declining to eat meat while […]

Wining and Dining During our Last Days in SA

Wining and Dining During our Last Days in SA

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Argentina, General Travel | One Comment

After 4 nights on Easter Island, our flight back to the mainland proved uneventful despite being 1 day late (LAN Chile canceled our original flight for as-yet-undetermined reasons). Sadly, that threw a wrench right into the middle of our well-constructed plans and we had to move several things around. It eliminated our chance of eating […]

Lakes, Bikes, and Finally Some Good Food

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Argentina, Chile, General Travel | 4 Comments

We said goodbye to Southern Patagonia on Friday, April 15, and boarded a plane to San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina’s Lake District. If there’s anything that I hoped we’d find there, it was good food and reasonable prices. El Calafate is clearly a tourist trap, and chock full of expensive eateries offering sub-par fare […]

A Quick Visit to Fitz Roy

A Quick Visit to Fitz Roy

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Argentina, General Travel | 2 Comments

Here’s a short post regarding our visit to El Chaltén, a tiny town about 2 hours north of El Calafate. I promised people that we wouldn’t spam them with countless posts, so this one won’t automatically be going out to our subscribers. You have to look for it (and obviously you’ve found it!). El Chaltén […]

Simply “Wow”

Simply “Wow”

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in Argentina, General Travel | 2 Comments

Today we hiked on the Perito Moreno glacier, just about 70 km west of El Calafate in Patagonia (Latitude: 50° South). As Robin and I were tossing around some candidate titles for this blog post (funny ones like “Moving at a Glacial Pace” and dorky ones like “Holy Calving Patagonian Glaciers, Batman!”), we came upon […]

Finding a Little Bit of Europe in South America

Finding a Little Bit of Europe in South America

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Argentina, General Travel | 7 Comments

If you had blindfolded me, plopped me down in the middle of Buenos Aires, and then removed the blindfold and asked me where I was, I would probably have guessed “somewhere in Spain.” There are the same broad avenues, dog shit-smeared sidewalks, dressed-to-the-nines old ladies, mellow sidewalk cafes, and ubiquitous cigarettes you would expect to […]