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Smeared by a(n Attempted) Scammer

Smeared by a(n Attempted) Scammer

In nearly four decades of visiting Argentina, I?ve never been victim of a crime, though I experienced some anxious moments during the military dictatorship of 1976-83. In the course of researching and writing guidebooks to the country, though,...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-09 16:06:01
The Messenger and the Movie

The Messenger and the Movie

A few weeks ago, the day my wife arrived in Buenos Aires, we had the good fortune to catch one of the last local showings of Jayson McNamara?s documentary Messenger on a White Horse, about Robert Cox?s heroic editorship of the Buenos Aires...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-02 16:05:53
Fruit for Calafate" And Veg, Too...

Fruit for Calafate" And Veg, Too...

Nearly three decades ago, when I first visited El Calafate, the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier was a compact village of just a few thousand people with a modest selection of hotels, restaurants and other services. The nearest airport was in...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-24 16:05:29
Around Ushuaia - Cerro Guanaco & More

Around Ushuaia - Cerro Guanaco & More

Over the past several decades, I?ve made at least ten trips to Ushuaia, often visiting the nearby Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego for its scenic mountains, forests and seashore. I?ve walked many of its trails on day hikes but, until last...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-12 16:06:42
Would You Like the Good News First" Money & Visa Updates

Would You Like the Good News First" Money & Visa Updates

In the context of southern South America, two topics about which I often write are money and visas, and on both I have good news and bad news. Here, today, I?ll deal with the two topics separately. MONEY Less than two weeks ago, I dealt...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-04 16:07:19
¿Peronismo Vegetariano"

¿Peronismo Vegetariano"

Some time ago, I wrote a post that touched on the topic of so-called Peronist cuisine, which almost seems an oxymoron?the working-class followers of Argentina?s legendary strongman Juan Domingo Perón were not exactly known for their culinary...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-11-28 16:09:57
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