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Month: August 2010

Skiing with Amanda

Skiing with Amanda

Before Renee’s party Amanda and I managed to squeeze in a few hours of skiing on Cerro Catedral. It was a lot of fun although I was cold and the top was in the cloud. from the lower elevations we could see spectacular views of the lake Nahuel Huapi and the mountains. Amanda is a great skier and a guide and she took me to some cool spots. We warmed up with a hot chocolate and coffee with Bailey’s (for…

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Renee’s 70th birthday party

Renee’s 70th birthday party

The three sisters. Tia Yoyo, Renee and Tia Susie. Saturday was a special day. Roberto threw a big party for Renee, to celebrate her 70th birthday. Family and friends came from all over Argentina (and the U.S.) to honor Renee. Those who couldn’t come send their wishes via video which one of the nephews put together. There was a lot of good food and wine, a whole thigh of a cow which took over 10 hours to properly BBQ, a…

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To Bariloche Via Bariloche

To Bariloche Via Bariloche

After few hectic days in Buenos Aires, visiting with family and friends, dining in some new restaurants and some old hang outs it was time to move on. We spent 2 nights in Own Hotel and 2 nights in Ana & Jorge’s apartment and were about to spend one more night in San Telmo but were told there might be a strike of bus drivers in Retiro so we re-booked our trip to Bariloche a day earlier, not without paying…

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Our typical day in Buenos Aires

Our typical day in Buenos Aires

Monday, August 09 Hotel Own, Palermo Hollywood 7:30 am – we are supposed to be awakened by the hotel staff, but we’re not, so we’re stillĀ  sleeping 9:14 – I wake up and decide to look at my watch; O shit! it’s late, Ana, wake up! Speed shower, pack light and leave the hotel. 9:42 – We taxi off to La Pharmacie for breakfast, cafe con leche con medialunas, yum! I have been waiting for this a whole year. We…

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Landing in Buenos Aires via Resistencia

Landing in Buenos Aires via Resistencia

Hello all, Well, we have begun our trip to South America on August 8th with a little hitch. After a smooth flight to Forth Worth and later to Buenos Aires we were approaching the airport in Ezeiza and could not land due to dense fog on the ground. We circled the area a couple of times and the captain finally informed us we are going to make a little detour 1 hr north of Buenos Aires. So we flew to…

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Travel where the action is!

Travel where the action is!

We all have heard of exciting events happening in different countries around the globe. After all, who has not heard of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, or running with the bulls in Pamplona, or Mozart festival in Salzburg. Each of them brings to mind certain image and perhaps a longing to partake. These events can make a great excuse for travel to exotic destinations. But there are many more, lesser known festivals and events worth checking out. I have recently…

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