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Brief updates about our experience living in Mendoza.

Local bus pulls out all the stops

Tour Peru promised me a direct bus from Puno to Cusco, no stops, no locals.  Not my usual way to travel, but it meant two hours less travel time.  However, when the bus made its first stop and a ‘bus … Continue reading

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Going native island style

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world at 12,500 feet above sea level and is 118 miles long.  About one third of the lake belongs to Bolivia, representing the country’s only port of call ever since Chile … Continue reading

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Landing at 4,000 meters

La Paz, Bolivia is the highest capital city in the world at 3,500 meters above sea level (the airport is at 4,000).  While living in Mendoza, hiking above this altitude involved acclimatizing for a day or two, so its no … Continue reading

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Hosting international guests

We jokingly comment that our apartment at times resembles an international hostel. Two nights ago we had 6 visitors staying with us, three in the guest room and three sleeping on the living room floor! This all started when I … Continue reading

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Back “home” in Mendoza

On March 2, we arrived back in Mendoza from our bike tour after a 20-hour bus ride from San Martin de los Andes, exactly two months to the day since leaving Mendoza on January 2.  (Above photo taken in Parque … Continue reading

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Going dark by way of the sun

The time has come.  The blog has gone somewhat dark for the next two months.  We have headed off on our long-awaited bike tour of Patagonia.  We started off with a 16-hour bus ride to Bariloche, Argentina from where we … Continue reading

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Climbing La Cadenita in el Cordón de Plata

Another outing to the Andes front range known as the Cordón de Plata.  Jenny and I have been taking turns with the hiking outings, but as we come to know the terrain we hope to do a family outing and … Continue reading

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El Día del Maestro (Day of the Teacher)

On Friday, September 9th Argentina observed the día del maestro, or day of the teacher, and the girls’ school, San Andrés, held a special ceremony honoring their teachers (the actual holiday is Sept. 11th). “The education that leaves a lasting … Continue reading

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Hiking in Quebrada de los Berros

Hey guys its Franny.  Here’s some highlights of our hike in  Quebrada de los Berros #1 chilling: so we sat down to eat & instead of eating we played ‘laugh our head off’, one of them was when i fell … Continue reading

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Climbing in the Cordón de Plata

Last weekend I joined the Club Andinista de Mendoza for a ‘montañismo’ outing in the front range of the Andes know as el Cordón de Plata.  Two Argentines, two Germans, and I, the yanqui, spent about 8 hours climbing Lomas … Continue reading

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