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Brief updates about our experience living in Mendoza.

Our first trip to the mountains

This past weekend we were planning a get away to the mountains.  The girls had each been invited to birthday parties on Saturday- Frances was invited to a party at the Portuguese ambassador’s house, from which she returned with rich … Continue reading

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Fixed Gear- the musical clown

Last Sunday we headed to the Prado del Gaucho in Parque San Martin to celebrate the Día del Niño (day of the child). The prado was packed with middle and lower class Argentines with their picnics and the omnipresent ‘mate’- … Continue reading

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Today’s bike ride

I hooked up with some local bikers and we road for a few hours. From our apartment we can only see the foothills. On today’s ride I was able to see the Cordón de Plata, which is a front range … Continue reading

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From Blake teacher to quasi Blake parent?

Solana and Frances are attending the most prestigious private school in Mendoza. And the most expensive. How did we get ourselves into this situation? It is a long answer. But here we are. I now find myself a member of … Continue reading

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Adult education workshops

Soon after our arrival I was introduced to a wonderful program called “classrooms for free time” (aulas para el tiempo libre). A local university offers dozens of inexpensive, informal, adult education classes. Last week I visited several and I am … Continue reading

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10 things we have heard from Mendocinos

1. “Mendocinos are reserved people.” This is a relative comment, I’m sure. But one woman said to me, Here people will not greet you, but if you went to Córdoba (Argentina’s second largest city), people who you have never met … Continue reading

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It snowed on Friday

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First day of school

Jon:  The process of finding a school for the girls began months ago and has not been without its challenges and frustrations.  But all that aside, Frances and Solana, with their brand new uniforms went off to their first day … Continue reading

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Cacheuta hot springs

Hey guys it’s Solana, I want to tell you about the hot springs in the mountains (they weren’t that high up in the  mountains) that we went to, they were awesome there was even a slide that was soooo fun! … Continue reading

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View from apartment

No, we don’t have a balcony, but we do have a view of the foothills (pre-cordillera) west of Mendoza.

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