The 2017 Feria de las Flores in Medellin was the 60th year the silleteros have paraded their beautiful silletas through Medellin. To be a stillero is to be a hard working artist carrying on a cherished, traditional occupation.Read More
New Year’s Eve 2018 in Buenos Aires – That just sounds so cool to me. 🙂 The skies were almost clear for the super red blue full moon. Our tour guide from a few days ago mentioned that a few blocks behind the Casa Rosa we would find Puente de la Mujer. That bridge is a good spot to view the fireworks. We were also warned to plan in advance for anything you might need for the evening’s festivities. A quick visit to the local supermarket confirmed that. The produce and deli sections looked like a mob of shoppers had cleared out most of the options.Read More
Wish us luck! When this post publishes we will be on a 1,600 kilometer, 20 hour bus ride to Buenos Aires. The bus is going to be about as comfortable as a bus can be. The cama (bed) seats are wide and recline way back. There are curtains for privacy. USB ports to charge iPads. It’ll be be fine! 🙂Read More
Llao Llao. In a Spanish speaking country like Argentina you might expect it to be pronounced “yao yao”, but around here it sounds more like “jao jao” when the locals say it. It is also the name of area west of Bariloche. There is a spectacular hotel there, reminiscent of the Banff Springs Hotel, a municipal park and hill that all share the Llao Llao moniker.Read More
Our second day in Valparaiso was more work and less play. Karen needed to put in several hours of work in the morning and she had to phone a client in the afternoon. I welcomed the chance to put together the blog post for our first day in Valparaiso. So today we decided to keep it simple. We planed to walk a couple of kilometers down the hill towards the ocean to find someplace for lunch.Read More
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