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Last Day on the Patagonia Tour

Sunday – Today was the last day of our Tauck Patagonia Tour. Once again, our awesome tour director, Marcos, had a full day planned for us. 475 more words

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Travel Day to Buenos Aires

Saturday – today we left Patagonia and flew from El Calafate to Buenos Aires. After a little discussion with the check-in counter agent about the weight of Stacy’s camera bag (thank you local guide, Sebastian!) the flight on Aereolineas Argentinas went smoothly. 396 more words

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Lago Argentino- Boat Trip to the Upsala Glacier & Estancia Cristina

Today, Thursday, we had another early rise and got on the bus to head to Punta Bandera where we boarded a big catamaran for a two-hour cruise to the part of Glaciares National Park that has access to the Upsala Glacier. 341 more words

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Malocchio in Italian is the “Evil Eye! Italians are predominantly Catholics but many, especially in the south, believe in superstitions. The Evil Eye is one that is very strong in Italian culture… 188 more words

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Fueled by betel nuts--

Here are all of the fixins that a real betel nut connoisseur needs.  Outer leaves beautifully displayed–check. . .betel nuts at the ready–check. . .various herbs and powders to make it taste good and last a long time–check.   145 more words

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A Few Of My Favorite Things: (Almost) Everything Else

Our House We were so fortunate to find a beautiful house to rent. I absolutely loved this house. I loved the size (just right!), the heated floors, the fireplace, the kitchen, the built-in meat slicer, the huge basement, the chickens in the backyard….I could go on and on. 1,021 more words


Thoughts In and Around Guatemala:

  Before you read any further, I would just like to acknowledge something that has entered my mind each time I sit down to write in this blog: I am a Caucasian, middle-class woman. 3,453 more words