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Kayak.com does more than you might think

2 August 2010

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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!You may have noticed that in the last couple of [...]

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Cafe con piernas = Coffee, with legs

30 July 2010

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Cafe con piernas = Coffee, with legs

Buckle up, this one is going to be interesting… Cafe con piernas: The background So I was in Santiago for a few days back in 2002 and I vaguely remember going on a city tour with a tour guide that told us that there are topless coffee shops here–e.g., coffee shops in which the women [...]

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How to learn Spanish (Part 2): Self-study tools

20 July 2010

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How to learn Spanish (Part 2): Self-study tools

In our last post on learning Spanish, we covered the resources that are best used when studying in-country:  group classes, private lessons and language exchange.  This one focuses on all of the other tools that we tried – stuff like workbooks, computer programs and good ole flashcards.  Here’s what we think: COMPUTER PROGRAMS (we used [...]

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How to learn Spanish (Part 1)

10 July 2010

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How to learn Spanish (Part 1)

When we arrived in Buenos Aires, Ryan knew a fair amount of Spanish from studying in high school and college but hadn’t spoken in ages, and I didn’t know more than what’s on a Mexican restaurant menu.  Now, after ~3 months of class, we both speak decently and can get around just fine.  Our conversations [...]

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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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Bad experience with a local guide in Salta

25 May 2010

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Bad experience with a local guide in Salta

Well, we’re back in Buenos Aires after a week in the Northwest of Argentina (Salta and Jujuy provinces).  Jen is working on a post that will give a full overview of our trip with pictures and so forth, so we should get that up in the next day or so.  In the mean time, my [...]

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Review: Flecha Bus to Salta in Cama-Suite

18 May 2010

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Review:  Flecha Bus to Salta in Cama-Suite

Ok, ok, ok. So everyone here in Argentina pretty much says that when you travel domestically you should take a bus even if it’s 20+ hours each way. While they do mention that it is cheaper as one of the reasons, by and large they say things like: “Argentina has really figured out how to [...]

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Dear Aerolineas Argentina…

28 April 2010

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Dear Aerolineas Argentina…

Dear Aerolineas Argentina, You let us down. I’m writing to express my extreme disappointment that our ticket purchasing experience was so anticlimactic. You may think that we had unreasonably high expectations, but I think you’d have to admit that it was you that raised our expectations by leading us on so tantalizingly in the early [...]

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How can you add your signature to a PDF for free (without printing and scanning)?

27 April 2010

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Another question that needed answering… I was planning to finish up a post on our wonderful experience with Aerolineas Argentina this evening, but instead got to spend some quality time figuring out the answer to the above question (thanks IRS for taking 4 months to get back to me on my 2006 taxes!).  Anyway, those [...]

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How to get hot water in Buenos Aires

24 March 2010

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Lesson learned #2:  Which faucet do you use to get hot water in Buenos Aires? Anyone?  Read on for the correct answer…

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