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Cancato: Typical dish from Southern Chile

Cancato: Typical dish from Southern Chile

Although the Carretera Austral is characterized by majestic mountains and secluded forests, the Pacific is not far away, as it is everywhere else in Chile. Of course, this proximity to the sea has impacted the Patagonian cuisine. A typical fish dish in this region is cancato, which in the language of the Mapuche Indians, Mapudungun, means something like ‘fried meat’. Interestingly, in the Quechua language, spoken in the Andes highlands of Bolivia and Peru several thousand kilometres away, the term has the…

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Ending Olympic games RIO 2016 reflexions.

Ending Olympic games RIO 2016 reflexions.

A lot of us has been following the amazing Olympic games on the TV since they started on Aug 5th  and will be held until this weekend. So far the medals and competitions have been amazing and USA, Great Britain, China, Germany are on the countries with more medals won! So congrats to them and all other countries that are participating and wining. On the other hand, I wanted to mention a little bit more of my experience with the…

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Father’s day gift? why not a trip?

Father’s day gift? why not a trip?

Since Father’s Day is approaching in majority of countries around the world ( 3rd Sunday of June) I started to think about it and my personal family celebrations. So, why not plan a small trip, a day excursion, a breakfast together, a dream trip for hiking in Patagonia or a camping trip around your area?  I personally think that spending time with him would be a much better experience than just a gift. The reason why I am suggesting this is…

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Cassis experience-Unique restaurant in Bariloche

Cassis experience-Unique restaurant in Bariloche

Sometimes our clients ask us for a good recommendation for dinner/restaurants in different areas that we offer. So this time we would like to share our experience at a great local restaurant in Bariloche, lake district in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. The restaurant name is “CASSIS” and last summer our Eureka Travel team from Bariloche have been invited to spend a very nice lunch with Mariana (la China) and her husband Ernesto at Lago Gutierrez Cassis House experience. Once we arrived, Ernesto…

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Brazil Visa waiver from June 1st to Sept 18th 2016

Brazil Visa waiver from June 1st to Sept 18th 2016

  For those travelers thinking about going to Brazil, this is a good time. Not just during the Olympic Games 🙂 The reason? The Brazilian government is offering a visa waiver for tourist from JUNE 1st 2016 to September 18th 2016.- For the citizens of United States, Canada & Japan. A valid passport is required but no additional during this time. Proof of ticket purchase to the Olympic Games is not required in order to benefit from the visa waiver…

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Del Potro wins Bronze Medal at London Olympics and makes tennis history.

Del Potro wins Bronze Medal at London Olympics and makes tennis history.

Our best tennis player, Juan Martin del Potro just won the 1st medal for Argentina in the London Olympics! Last Friday semifinals marathon match versus #1 tennis player Roger Federer where their last set score was 19-17 left Juan Martin Del Potro out of the finals. It was a heartbreak for Delpo missing an opportunity to win gold for Argentina. But today was a different story. He played very strong and steady match versus another great player Novak Djocovic from Serbia. Final…

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Discovering Montevideo, Punta del Este and wild beaches in Uruguay

Discovering Montevideo, Punta del Este and wild beaches in Uruguay

Its been a while since my last post and I wanted to share the last piece of our trip to Uruguay with my sister Cecilia. While we were already in Montevideo, w e had a private city tour in The old town, inspected some hotels, had lunch at the port ( great place and good BBQs!) In the afternoon we drove with our guide Rosario to Juanico winery. It’s located 38 kms=24 miles from Montevideo, the main wine here in…

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Crossing Rio de la Plata.

Crossing Rio de la Plata.

On Monday morning Cecile and I left Buenos Aires to cross with Buquebus ferry to Colonia in Montevideo. We crossed in one hour and it was literally another country! I have been there in 2004 with my husband but the town has changed and grown a lot. There is a new visitor center in Colonia where we enjoyed a short video about Uruguay, its history, culture, people, etc. It was a great way to welcome the visitor to the country! We had…

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Rojo Tango & mi Buenos Aires querido…

Rojo Tango & mi Buenos Aires querido…

I arrived in Buenos Aires last Wednesday and my sister Silvia was waiting for me at Ezeiza airport. To my surprise, Argentina started a new immigration control system, which much more modern including fingerprints and photo, very similar to the US. For the clients that always ask me about how to pay the entrance fee (reciprocity fee) when you enter in Argentina, you could pay with almost anything:) US dollars, credit cards or even travelers checks. They do accept AmEx…

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