Tag Archives: South America

What To Do With A Few Days In Santiago, Chile

I didn’t do a whole lot of research of what to do in Santiago before I got on a plane to go there because I didn’t have a whole lot of time to spend—just 2-and-a-half days and 2 nights. I showed up with a multitude of devices loaded with apps that I rely heavily upon when I travel (e.g. TripAdvisor); […]

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Pablo Neruda’s House in Santiago, Chile

On the way to Easter Island I stopped off in Santiago, Chile, and happily found my way to the eccentric house of artful poet great, Pablo Neruda. He has three homes in and near the Chilean capital. I got lost inside his home, now a museum, in Santiago. It is a series of houses actually–each dedicated to […]

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‘Die Slowly’ by Pablo Neruda

I just don’t want to lose the enchanted as it finds its way to me so I am going to start archiving beautiful writing on this site…    Die Slowly   He who becomes the slave of habit, who follows the same routes every day, who never changes pace, who does not risk and change the […]

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The End of the World – Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia – fin del Mundo, the southernmost city in the world – is located at the south end of Argentina, neighboring Chile and straddling the region of Tierra del Fuego at the foot of South America. It is the jumping off point for voyages to the Antarctic Peninsula, Patagonia, to the Falkland Islands and to South Georgia. I was […]

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The Amazon Rainforest in Peru

The Pleasures and the Pains of the Amazon Rainforest

When you ask a traveler where in the world they’d like go next, they could tell you it is a single country — Australia, China, South Africa. Or perhaps a great geographical feature — the Grand Canyon, the Himalaya, or the Adriatic Sea. Or it could be an entire region of the world — the […]

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Recoletta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lightning Strikes (Near) a Telecommuter in Buenos Aires

It was halfway into the middle of a night that I awoke with my answer: “Buenos Aires.” I had been contemplating for some time where I would go on my first solo voyage. Fortunate to have a telecommuting professional lifestyle, I had the enviable position of being able to say “I can work from anywhere […]

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Pisco Sour from Peru

Recipe for a Traditional Peruvian Pisco Sour

Recipe courtesy of Cicciolina.   “Pisco” is South American grape brandy. A Pisco Sour is made with grape brandy as the base liquor – bartenders in South America recommend Cabarende or Don Cesar Pisco Puro – sour components such as lime and lemon juice, and balancers such as egg white, simple syrup and Bitters. The Chilean version uses straight sugar instead […]

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Colorful houses in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Just to the south of Center City of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires is a grand little barrio (neighborhood) named La Boca.  Best known worldwide for their futbol stars, la Boca Juniors , it is also a neighborhood known for its ripe mixture of European and South American culture and style, bright colors, and warm […]

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Peruvian Chicha

Chicha: Peruvian Beer from Fermented Corn

There are a few tasks I must complete every time I travel internationally: eat meat prepared in the traditional way of the region, pick up spices unavailable at home, and learn about the local adult beverage. At the end of my trek through Peru, I had seen the slaughtering of the goat, had picked up […]

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