Category Archives: South America – 2016

AirBnB: 750 nights and counting

One of the worst AirBnBs we stayed in was our first. We had just started our nomadic traveling life on the road, and clearly we had a lot to learn. Four and a half years have passed, and we can … Continue reading

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Have your camera handy

Why is it that so many people rarely have their cameras ready to capture an image? We carry our cameras all the time (and maybe you do, too, if your camera is your cellphone). The difference may be that we … Continue reading

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If we were to do it again – what changes would we make?

We’re back from our 7-month trip to South America, and the trip exceeded our expectations. Even so, it’s always good to look back to assess what really went well and what we might have done differently. We’re guessing that honing … Continue reading

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A treasure is not always where you expect it to be

We headed out in Land Rovers to see the petrified forest near Bahia Bustamante, in a remote area of Patagonia. We knew it would be interesting, but, in a fairly arid landscape, what could we see other than the old … Continue reading

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Nice to finally meet you

As we travel we love to see new animals and birds. Generally we keep our expectations low and that seems to guarantee great happiness when we are lucky enough to actually spot something new. What were our expectations when coming … Continue reading

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It took us 7 years to get here

We read an article about Bahia Bustamante, the “poor man’s Galapagos”, seven years ago in “The New York Times” and we were hooked. We saved the article and placed Bahia Bustamante near the top of our “places to go” list. … Continue reading

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Patagonia (which one?)

We’re now in Patagonia (the place and the clothes). We flew into Trelew early in the morning and picked up a rental car to head straight for the Valdes Peninsula. It was cool and windy – and we were both … Continue reading

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