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Food, drinks and a great night in Mendoza, Argentina

Food, drinks and a great night in Mendoza, Argentina

On my Antarctic odyssey, we Mendoza is one of the best places to visit in the West of Argentina. It’s a vibrant city, renowned for its marvelous art, history and it’s almost impossible to not to have a great night in Mendoza. This land is the most important viticulturist center in south America and houses hundreds of wineries. The city ... Read More »

Domaine Bousquet Winery Tour in Mendoza, Argentina

Domaine Bousquet Winery Tour in Mendoza, Argentina

*Disclaimer … I don’t know anything about wine … I’m Trinidadian. If a Trini says they know anything about wine … they’re either lying, have a wife/husband/nennen not from Trinidad or did I mention lying?* Now that we got that out of the way … the only thing to do in the day time in Mendoza, Argentina … is drink ... Read More »

Doing the Martial Glacier Chairlift in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Doing the Martial Glacier Chairlift in Ushuaia, Argentina.

When you’re at the bottom of South America, there are actually many things to do, but you will absolutely need to rent a car, else you’re going to be priced out of many activities. For instance, I’ve written about the End of the World Train ride … which is a complete tourist trap, but still mandatory for anyone coming to ... Read More »

Floreria Atlantico : Da’ Best Speakeasy Drinking in Buenos Aires

Floreria Atlantico : Da’ Best Speakeasy Drinking in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of my very favorite cities in the world. I think I’ve documented my love affair for this city in the past, but everytime I’ve been there … I come away thinking … Why don’t I live here … ??? Of course, that’s a completely over-romanticized notion, since Toronto is a pretty awesome city in it’s own ... Read More »

Driving from Santiago to Mendoza : The Andes Highlight

Driving from Santiago to Mendoza : The Andes Highlight

On all previous trips, I have entered Argentina by plane, but in planning to get from Santiago to Mendoza, I had to consider the three summer options (driving or busing in winter is quite risky): Fly from Santiago to Mendoza I considered this, but this proved to be very expensive and not that much of a time saving. I also ... Read More »

At the End of the World train in Ushuaia … #missioncurrypenguin

At the End of the World train in Ushuaia … #missioncurrypenguin

Ushuaia claims to be the most Southern city in the world and has also branded itself the “end of the world”. It also has the World’s cheesiest attraction in “The End of the World Train”. As the southernmost railway in the world, The Prisoner’s Train recreates its historic journey and is definitely touted as something you would should do, but ... Read More »

A “Trini Christmas” 12 hours in Santiago

A “Trini Christmas” 12 hours in Santiago

I’ve been to Santiago before for 10 hours and it was uneventful as I was on a layover from Buenos Aires back to Toronto. On my current trip to Antarctica, Santiago is the jump off point to Punta Arenas As you can see, getting from Santiago to Punta Arenas isn’t some little distance either and on the conclusion of the ... Read More »

Wednesday Photo Nights #15 : Lujan, Argentina

Wednesday Photo Nights #15 : Lujan, Argentina

This morning I was stumbling around the net and I saw this story about the World’s most “dangerous” zoo, where you can ride lions and feed bears with your mouth. I’m not a rabid animal right advocate, but there is something inherently wrong with a person can ride a full grown lion. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time, ... Read More »

Hiking Inti Punku : A lesson in humility and my cardiovascular weakness

Hiking Inti Punku : A lesson in humility and my cardiovascular weakness

After my recent trip to Peru and Hiking Inti Punku, I know a couple things … There are way harder ways to make money, but I can’t think of many others than being a porter for hikers on the Inca Trail I would never ever do the Inca Trail … too much time spent with too few showers. Trinis and/or ... Read More »

6 hours of Ceviche in Miraflores

6 hours of Ceviche in Miraflores

For the Trinidadian palate, we’re accustomed to many types of tastes, but eating raw fish isn’t one of them. Now what if I told a Trini that I was eating or making a “chow” … you would instantly see a Pavlovian type response of drool and watery mouth! Peruvians have the same reaction when you mention the word “ceviche”. I ... Read More »