Posts Tagged "travel"

Space, the final frontier

Posted by on May 27, 2009 in North America, United States | 1 comment

Space, the final frontier

We spent the last week of our trip in sweet, sweet civilization with my brother and his family at their home in Orlando, Florida, USA. And yes, one of the first things I did was have a Starbucks coffee. I know, I’ve sold out to our North American culture… our delicious, coffee-driven culture, but if there is one thing I’ve learned having been around the world, there are a lot of great things about North America and, in many ways, we are very lucky to live here. Allison and I had Florida all planned out. We would relax, kick back by the pool, and not do a thing. My...

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Would you like a mugging with that?

Posted by on May 23, 2009 in Brazil, South America | 0 comments

Would you like a mugging with that?

Last time we left you we had just crossed the border into Brazil at Foz do Iguaçu to take in a second helping of the gorgeous Iguazu Falls. That night, we hopped on an overnight bus that would take us to the massive city of Sao Paulo—a semi-cama bus (think airplane-style reclining seats), with no meals, no wine, no late night champagne, and no movies, all at a higher cost than the most luxurious bus we took in Argentina. Next time you get into a ‘my bus system is better than your bus system’ fight, side with Argentina. Seriously, we got into a few on our travels. It...

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Good wine, good beef, good country

Posted by on Apr 26, 2009 in Argentina, Around the World, Brazil, South America | 2 comments

Good wine, good beef, good country

As a preamble to this post, I’ll have you all know that I wanted to write another joint post – since the last one was so well received. When I mentioned this to Jon, he said “No problem. I love wine, I love beef, and thusly I love Argentina. End post.” And I’m pretty sure ‘thusly’ isn’t a word. While this captures most of our 18 days in Argentina, I thought I might give you a somewhat more thorough summary of the time we spent in the country. As Jon’s one sentence post clearly conveys, some of the highlights in Argentina were indeed...

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Bolivian Adventures

Posted by on Apr 13, 2009 in Around the World, Bolivia, South America | 6 comments

Bolivian Adventures

[A] It seems as though we have fallen behind on the blog again, Argentina has been a whirlwind of good food and good wine and somehow blogging about Bolivia fell by the wayside. No need to worry, however, we are both back to keep you entertained—just be warned that the good wine may have influenced Jon’s writing style for this post. After crossing into Bolivia we arrived in Copacabana (not the Copacabana of Barry Manilow fame, that is coming a few weeks) and were surprised to discover we had to pay an ‘entry tax’ to even get into the city. This was irritating since we...

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How to access your money in Argentina

Posted by on Mar 31, 2009 in Argentina, South America | 3 comments

How to access your money in Argentina

Though I know most of you are waiting (somewhat) patiently for our Bolivia post, we thought it was important to interrupt the order of our blog temporarily for some travel advice. How to access your money in Argentina. Though we have been loving most parts of Argentina since we arrived 30 hours ago, one aspect has been hampering our fun. We couldn’t take out more than 320 pesos ($110 CAD) from an ATM at a time. With, with a hefty bank fee of $3 to $5 dollars a transaction, this was going to make Argentina notably more expensive than anticipated. To make matters even worse, we could...

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