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Month: January 2011

National Grape Harvest Festival, Mendoza

National Grape Harvest Festival, Mendoza

Wine lovers rejoice! The annual wine festival is approaching fast. All you children of Dionysus will surely enjoy this event. If you are planning on going to Argentina, this would be a great time to visit Mendoza and its awesome wine country and take part in the festivities! when: 5 – 7 Mar 2011 (annual) where: Mendoza cost: Free except for the Acto Central time: Blessing of the fruit: first Sun 10pm Parades: Fri 10pm & Sat 10am Show: 9pm/9.30pm/10pm…

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Bariloche Airport improvements

Bariloche Airport improvements

According to the latest news release in La Nacion, Argentine’s 2nd largest newspaper, Bariloche’s Airport will undergo a tamarack resurfacing work in October 2011. Originally planned for March 2011 and with estimated cost of 30 million AR$ (approximately 7.5 million dollars) the project was moved to October to allow for proper planning and preparation. The work will last approximately 1 month. For now the airport will continue to operate all the flights in a usual manner. We will keep you…

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Beatles museum opens in Buenos Aires; who knew?!

Beatles museum opens in Buenos Aires; who knew?!

This is a cool story I read today in Los Angeles Times and later on Huffington Post. An Argentine accountant Rodolfo Vazquez opened a Beatles Museum in Buenos Aires, on Avenida Corrientes. Apparently obsessed with the Fab Four, he has been collecting items for decades and finally decided to share them with the others. So next time you stroll on Corrientes while visiting Buenos Aires stop by and check it out.

In search of a perfect caipirinha, part 2

In search of a perfect caipirinha, part 2

Before we embarked on our journey to Brazil last year I wrote about the search for the perfect caipirinha, the ubiquitous Brazilian cocktail. I vouched that by the end of the trip I will learn how to mix one myself as well. It was not an easy quest, I tell you. After many towns, bars and restaurants, resorts and hotels, after many stories and people I met I had to decide when and where I had that perfect drink. There…

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Resolutions for 2011

Resolutions for 2011

Well, we are already 2 weeks into the New Year and it’s a good time to set some goals or resolutions as the tradition goes. Of course this being a travel blog our resoultions need to have something to do with venturing out this year. In the recent issue of Westways, the AAA travel magazine I came accross the kind of list I’d had in mind. I will paraphrase it here as a list of suggestions for You travelers out…

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