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Stones in the belly button

Cuzco means “belly button” in Quechua, the language of the Inca, as it was considered the heart and center of Inca empire.  From here the four regions of the empire spread through Ecuador and down to Mendoza, Argentina. Upon our … Continue reading

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A closing chapter…

Apologies for not posting in a while.  No news is good news, right?  My parents were with us for the last three weeks.  We did some nice traveling in the north of Argentina.  We visited beautiful towns and landscapes in … Continue reading

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Semana Santa Road Trip

The first week of April was Semana Santa (Holy Week).  Thursday and Friday were holidays and the Monday of the same week was also a holiday in remembrance of the Malvinas war (see previous post).  So we opted to take … Continue reading

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Take a look!

We are about 6 weeks into our trip, we have pedaled almost 600 kilometers and paddled a few too, received extraordinary kindness from strangers including rides over difficult terrain, tea and cake in the warmth of a motorhome and lugging … Continue reading

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Rivadavia, Verde, Arrayanes …

Hi, this is Solana. We started biking through this big National Park called Parque Nacional Los Alerces and we have stayed at lot´s of campings as they say here. 1-                 LAGO RIVADAVIA The … Continue reading

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Ouch

Monday we finally pulled ourselves away from the idyllic scene of the strawberry farm and hit the road again.  The timing was good as over the weekend the farm recieved 6 new volunteers, doubling the size of their workforce, but … Continue reading

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¿Cómo vivimos?- un tour del departamento en español

A look at life in our apartment via a narrated slide show.  Some of the more mundane features such as elevators, rooms, floors, heating and cooling, and electrical outlets.  This is by request from a colleague teaching 7th grade Spanish.

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Look-see

Mural art from a gallery exhibit here in Mendoza.  My take on the provoking visual permutations: “see no…, hear no…, speak no…”  See= voyeurism.  I would like to think we are all innocent birdwatchers, but I know better.  The fascination … Continue reading

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Hiking at the foot of the 6 thousands

Sunday were national elections and, for some apparently logical reason, this meant Monday there were no classes (at some point I will try to decipher Argentine politics, or at least explain the phenomenon of Kirchnerism) so we decided to head … Continue reading

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