Monthly Archives: August 2010

5 Favorite Hate-able Things About Flying

I disdain air travel.  I hate everything about it.  If taking a boat or a train were a viable option, I would give up flying all together.  I cannot say that I have ever had a pleasant flying experience.  At … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Spring

Spring? Was that you peeking through my curtains this morning? I started to worry that you weren’t coming. It’s been so long…oh how I’ve missed you. When my alarm jolted me up from a deep sleep, I was so surprised … Continue reading

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5 Favorite Things to Get Used to in Buenos Aires

5. Cookies for breakfast? If breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, someone forgot to tell the Argentines. For those of you used to consuming a healthy or substantial morning meal, I’m sorry to tell you that … Continue reading

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Chilean Fruit Mystery

While exploring Santiago, Chile, we came across an open market loaded with fruit stands.  Being the lover of fruit stands that I am, I had to look.  I was surprised by what I saw – several fruits that I had … Continue reading

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NoLita, A Great First Impression of Chilean Cuisine

For our first official dinner in Santiago we chose NoLita Restaurant, which was recommended by our hotel doorman.  NoLita is located in the lovely Las Condes neighborhood of Santiago de Chile. The unassuming yellow house on the corner appears modest … Continue reading

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“True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.  People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” Franklin D Roosevelt Living in a foreign country constantly causes one to reflect … Continue reading

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Reciprocity Fees

Upon arrival to the Santiago International Airport, tourists must pay a USD$140 ‘reciprocity fee’ to enter the country.  This one time fee lasts the length of your passport.  This steep fee is an exacted revenge on American tourists for the … Continue reading

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What The Bidet!?

  “Don’t talk potty talk!” was a common mantra at my childhood dinner table, and a rule that my little brother in particular had trouble abiding. Not speaking about the bathroom and what goes on within it has been a … Continue reading

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San Telmo Shokudo

Until recently, I was not so excited about sushi in Buenos Aires, which usually consists of simple salmon rolls or nigiri. On Wednesday night I tried Shokudo and my faith in Buenos Aires Sushi has been restored! San Telmo Shokudo … Continue reading

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Winter Break!

I have had enough of reading my friends’ summer facebook status updates! “Suzy Q has a sunburn.”          “Joey is going to the beach.” I cannot tell you how painful reading each one of those summer posts … Continue reading

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