South American Fall Getaways

February 28, 2013

Yesterday evening, I needed to blow off steam from the office and went out for my favorite vuelta, walk, around Parque Forestal from the Fine Arts museum to Plaza Italia and back. Earlier that afternoon, it had been an infierno outside but now, as the golden sun sank into the western horizon, a coolish breeze […]

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Visions of Argentina’s Wild Northwest

December 15, 2011
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Salta: Argentina’s Wild Northwest

September 7, 2011

I am celebrating my upcoming trip to Salta next week, with a group of clients, in Northwest Argentina with this picture post of scenes from our last trip there. Salta is appropriately called “La Linda”, the beautiful by her residents, of both the city and province. I would also add incredible variety in landscape, cultures, […]

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Empanadas Salteñas

September 5, 2011

Hi all-hope you’re enjoying Labor Day weekend. We (as in all of Chile) had a weird, sad weekend. Friday night a military plane with a TV crew from TVN, Consejo de la Cultura, and team from Desafío Levantemos Chile (earthquake reconstruction effort to rebuild schools & wharfs) crashed in the archipelago of Juan Fernandez who […]

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Ashes Over Buenos Aires

June 28, 2011

June 7, 2011. I wake up and peer through the heavy, draped, velvet curtains of our hotel room overlooking the roof tops of Palermo Viejo. Darn, it’s one of those icky winter days when the clouds descend and shroud the city in a bone-chilling fog. Thick, gray and dense fog. I grab my iPhone to […]

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Argentina’s “White” Grape: Torrontés

June 24, 2011

I spent much of last week traveling in vast, northwestern Argentina in the region of Salta. Amid beguiling landscapes, I saw the vegetation-dense hills outside Salta (city), the high altiplano plains of Cachi and experienced the constant backdrop of the Andes, at times covered with cacti and wild donkeys grazing.  More on that in another […]

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