Patagonia/Lakes Region Travelogue Part 2

HUIFE, CHILE, December 10, 2016, 5:00 p.m.: I’m sitting at a table in my room, looking out the large picture window at the rain as it falls into the river that’s about 25 yards away.  I expect it will help lull me to sleep tonight. Bariloche is a touristy city, and we stayed downtown only […]

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  January 2, 2017   No comments

Patagonia/Lakes Region Travelogue Part 1

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Thursday, December 8, 9:15 p.m. Bariloche, Argentina. By Brian I’m writing this before I go to bed to memorialize the first two days of our whirlwind tour of the Chile and Argentina Lakes Regions. My buddy and I had long wanted to travel here, but the size of the countries and distance from home made […]

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  December 9, 2016   2 comments

Welcome Back

We had to go offline a couple of months ago due to general bugginess arising from the old software system I’d previously used for this site. I’ve had some coders retool the site using WordPress. Unfortunately, we’ve got some bugs to work out, such as posts out of chronological order, and we’re having to try […]

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  November 25, 2016   No comments

Uruguay Travelogue, Day 3

Saturday, December 4, 2010: 7:30 p.m., La Paloma. A long but enjoyable day. We ate a nice buffet breakfast early in the morning, quite surprised to see so many people up considering how late they were out the night before. The rooms didn’t have air conditioning and, at this early time of the summer, though […]

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  December 6, 2010   No comments

Uruguay Travelogue, Day 2

December 3, 2010, 10:15 p.m., Hotel Argentino, Piriapolis. I’m turned in for the night, though most of the guests seem to be going out to eat, which I suppose I should explain. Uruguayans have inherited the Spanish pattern of eating: late, sprawling lunches, tea time when I’d be eating supper, and supper when I’d be […]

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  December 4, 2010   No comments

Uruguay Travelogue, Day 1

12-3-10, 6:15 A.M., Hotel Lafayette, Montevideo I’m writing this as I prepare to go to the hotel’s small gym. After an early turn-in, I’m over the initial effects of jet lag. We had a very long flight—two hours to Miami, a two hour layover, then ten hours to Montevideo—mitigated only because I slept through part […]

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  December 3, 2010   No comments

Uruguay Travelogue, Day 4

A long day, very tiring, not the best one. We got up, ate breakfast at a restaurant beside our villas and left by 8:30. We were going from La Paloma, in the eastern reaches of the corner near the Brazilian border, to Colonia, a Portugese colonial city on the river across from Buenos Aires. The […]

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  November 30, 1999   No comments