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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 2)

7 September 2010

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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 2)

If you're new here, you may want to start with Our Consulting Problem and maybe our FAQ and if you like what you see you should totally subscribe to receive new posts via RSS or email in the box on the top right. Thanks for visiting!Our vacation from a vacation from a vacation in San [...]

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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 1)

6 September 2010

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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 1)

We decided to take a trip to get out of the Santiago smog for a few days and quickly decided on San Pedro because (1) it’s the only major attraction that’s to the north, and it’s still too cold to go south and (2) it’s really neat.  San Pedro is a small town in the [...]

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Wine tasting at Concha y Toro

22 August 2010

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Wine tasting at Concha y Toro

Ryan and I had a day free of networking meetings this past week, so we decided to get out of the city and visit Concha y Toro winery for the afternoon. We were psyched to find out we could get almost all the way there using public transit: hop the subway one block from our [...]

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Where to eat in Buenos Aires: A few of our favorite BA restaurants

28 July 2010

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Where to eat in Buenos Aires: A few of our favorite BA restaurants

Now that we’re settled into Santiago, it’s time for some reflection on our favorite places to eat in Buenos Aires.  While we may have mentioned from time to time that the food choices in Buenos Aires can be a bit repetitive (cycling through the 5 major food groups), there are definitely some amazing places to [...]

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Trip report: Wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina

25 July 2010

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Trip report:  Wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina

We decided to use Ashley’s visit as an excuse to go wine tasting in Mendoza (the top wine-producing region in Argentina, especially known for its malbecs).  We only had 2 1/2 days there before heading to Santiago, but we really enjoyed it – here’s a quick trip report: Wine tasting: Choices, choices, choices! There are [...]

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Review of Anuva Wine tasting in Buenos Aires: Do it, you’ll thank us

22 July 2010

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Review of Anuva Wine tasting in Buenos Aires:  Do it, you’ll thank us

You don’t have to go all the way to Mendoza to taste great Argentine wines!!! We’d heard good reviews from friends who’d done tastings of Argentine wines here in Buenos Aires with Anuva Wines and had been meaning to do it for months.  When Ryan’s sister came to visit and we thought we wouldn’t have [...]

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The Buenos Aires City Zoo is full of surprises

9 July 2010

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The Buenos Aires City Zoo is full of surprises

Either they have been doing some extreme experiments in genetic engineering down here, or South American animals are just very different.  To be fair, the zoo did not seem all that well maintained, so it’s very possible that the animals are escaping frequently and doing some of their own ‘genetic engineering’ if you know what [...]

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Fuerza Bruta: WTF???

8 July 2010

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Fuerza Bruta:  WTF???

We went to see the show Fuerza Bruta tonight at the Recoleta Cultural Center.   This is a show by the same company that did De La Guarda several years ago in New York and many other cities.  Fuerza Bruta is also playing in several other cities around the world, so you too can have [...]

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Feria de Mataderos — You’re not in San Telmo anymore…

22 June 2010

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Feria de Mataderos — You’re not in San Telmo anymore…

Interested in something unique to do in Buenos Aires? Read on… “Feria” is the word they use down here to refer to an open air market.  Most sell various arts and crafts as well as clothing, food and antiques.  There are several of them in varying shapes and sizes all over the city (and country). [...]

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Definitely NOT one of the 5 major food groups

9 June 2010

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Definitely NOT one of the 5 major food groups

Ever had tripe stew? No? Oh, how I wish I could say the same. Suffering from a cold last week, a hot bowl of stew sounded good for lunch, so after class we headed to Cumana, a legendary Buenos Aires restaurant known for its empanadas and stews. Their menu lists ~10 different homemade stews. We had [...]

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