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Wrapping up our time in Santiago

Wednesday, May 04, 2016      5 comments

I should be finalizing my packing and heading to sleep, but instead I'm finishing blogging. Ah well, I don't want to disappoint my public, LOL! Here's the blog about the hill by our apartment, and then the basilica down the block: <... Read more

The National Fine Arts Museum of Santiago - Unexpected!

Saturday, April 30, 2016      5 comments

I visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago - wow, what a thought-provoking experience! The major exhibit was a collection of paintings that the museum owns, but exhibited in a manner that invites the viewer to question traditional values of ... Read more

In the art museum neighborhood of Santiago, Chile

Wednesday, April 27, 2016      10 comments

We're back in Santiago, and we're in a little apartment near the art museums. Whole other feel here, with tons of little cafes, lots of ethnic restaurants, and the huge park that runs along the river. rollingluggagers.blogspo
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The Art Museum of Buenos Aires

Tuesday, April 19, 2016      9 comments

We had our last week in Buenos Aires, and are heading back to Santiago, Chile, early tomorrow morning. I finally made it to the art museum - with this wet autumn weather, it was a nice warm place to stay inside but still get in some walking... Read more

Montevideo, Uruguay!

Monday, April 11, 2016      8 comments

We're only spending a week here, for a variety of reasons. But really enjoying Montevideo, and we'll be back next year in spring or summer - when it's sunnier and warmer! rollingluggagers.blogspo
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Festas, Fiestas, Festivals, and More Demonstrations

Sunday, April 03, 2016      6 comments

It seems as if we've been in Buenos Aires for all kinds of protests and all kinds of holidays. Friday was some demo, yesterday was the anniversary of the war over the Falkland Islands, and today we stumbled on an Italian festival. We're having... Read more

More adventures in Buenos Aires

Tuesday, March 29, 2016      10 comments

When in a foreign country, even the simplest task can become an adventure. I had major problems trying to mail two postcards. You wouldn't think it would be so difficult! rollingluggagers.blogspo
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Argentina's Day of Remembrance

Friday, March 25, 2016      8 comments

Argentina has a recent bloody history, the military coup being only 40 years old. There was a march and demonstration yesterday, with signs all over, and a banner with photos of the 30,000 people who disappeared during the military regime. ... Read more

Leaving Patagonia and its folk hero saint

Friday, March 18, 2016      7 comments

Patagonia has been fascinating - unique landscapes, roads vanishing into the sky, animals we've never seen before - no wonder the name is legendary! rollingluggagers.blogspo
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Where the desert meets the sea

Tuesday, March 15, 2016      9 comments

We're still having a great time wandering around Patagonia - we went to a wildlife refuge peninsula and saw elephant seal calves, a few more penguins, and so many guanacos I lost count! rollingluggagers.blogspo Read more

Make Way for Penguins!

Friday, March 11, 2016      16 comments

LOTS of penguins, a bunch of guanacos, and a marauding armadillo - plus I walked nearly 5 miles up and down hills on gravel paths (tracked as walking, but almost more like hiking). Great time, and I love penguins!!! rollingluggager... Read more

Discrimination in South America

Tuesday, March 08, 2016      15 comments

We spent some time talking with native South Americans, the Mapuche people, who were holding a protest in Viedma, trying to get their tribal lands returned. What can I say, we've noticed discrimination on this continent, and here was our ch... Read more

Back in Patagonia

Monday, March 07, 2016      6 comments

We're in the Argentinian side of Patagonia, which is totally different than in Chile. This side is full of grasslands and plains. And swamps, though we haven't found them yet. rollingluggagers.blogspo Read more

Road tripping in Argentina

Friday, March 04, 2016      9 comments

We're on day 3 of our road trip - haven't gotten very far, this country is gigantic and enormous! But we're in the flat region, so driving is pretty easy. Today was rainy so we stayed in our hotel and took a day off. And relaxed. Because... Read more

Adventures in Tango Dancing

Tuesday, March 01, 2016      10 comments

A friend from tango class wanted to try the tango practicum at a restaurant near our hotel, so I went with her today. I'm way too shy to just dance with some random man, because the tango necessitates holding each other closely. But it was fun... Read more

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