Posts Tagged with "travel tips"

Travel cage match: Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 2: Drink)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

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Travel cage match:  Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 2: Drink)

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!2 cities enter.  One city leaves. Will it be Santiago, [...]

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Travel cage match: Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 1: Food)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Travel cage match:  Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 1: Food)

2 cities enter.  One city leaves. Will it be Santiago, Chile – the home of enormous mayo covered hot dogs and some of the most impressive mountain views anywhere in the world? or Will it be Buenos Aires, Argentina -where you can (and more or less have to) eat steak 5+ times a week? We spent [...]

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Warning: Buenos Aires apartment scam

Friday, November 5, 2010

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UPDATE 1/9/2013:  To avoid any confusion, this article/warning is NOT about the rental company DiscoverBA.com.  We were recently contacted by the owner there who told us that this post has a high Google rank for “DiscoverBA review” due to a few similar keywords.  While we don’t have any experience with DiscoverBA, they seem like a [...]

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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 2)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 2)

Our vacation from a vacation from a vacation in San Pedro continues – here’s what we did days 3 and 4, as well as our thoughts on a few restaurants and hotels in San Pedro.  (P.S. Day 4 includes the most incredible natural landscape we’ve ever seen . . . and we get around.)  If [...]

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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 1)

Monday, September 6, 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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Where to eat in Buenos Aires: A few of our favorite BA restaurants

Wednesday, July 28, 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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Santiago, Chile is awesome; let’s live there!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Santiago, Chile is awesome; let’s live there!

We like Chile a lot!! So much so, in fact, that we have added a new “Chilean Adventure” category to the blog and are going to go live there for a month starting on Friday (2 days from now). I was there for a few days in ~2002 and remember absolutely loving Santiago.  Back then, [...]

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The Buenos Aires City Zoo is full of surprises

Friday, July 9, 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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Feria de Mataderos — You’re not in San Telmo anymore…

Tuesday, June 22, 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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The 5 major food groups of Argentina

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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The 5 major food groups of Argentina

In the US, we have a food pyramid with recommendations on what we should eat; it looks something like this: In Argentina, they have a similar system, though it looks a little bit different.  From what we can tell, this is a relatively accurate depiction: People rave about the food in Argentina, especially the beef, [...]

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