Archive for Category: "argentina"
Patagonia conjures up images of wind-swept desolate land, glaciers, mountains, penguins, and guanacos. But it’s also an incredibly beautiful landscape that offers many different types of hiking, from day hikes in forests to multi-day treks next to glaciers
With almost no Spanish skills, I couldn’t imagine how I’d manage in Peru and Argentina. But with some basic techniques, I’ve learned how to get what I need while immersing myself in the local culture
When Jeff, my husband, and I decided to quit our jobs and travel–no, trek–around the world, everyone thought we were crazy. That, or going on an eternal vacation free from troubles and taxes. A few people also helpfully suggested that this “gap year” might solve my travel bug once and for all so I could focus on that thing called “adulthood.”
One of the little known aims of our semi-recent great Latin American adventure was to make a little more sense of my culture and who I am. I wanted to see mis raices, my roots, and the culture that I came from. Born of Mexican descent (well, actually, if you really want to get technical, I’m also 25% white), I’m a second generation American.
Movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Holiday, and Notting Hill had built an image in our minds that whenever we travel to a different country, there’s a possibility that we could meet a very attractive/romantic guy who could sweep us off our feet. A man who will hold our hand while strolling through their country’s finest tourist spots