Tag: South America

Machu Picchu Day Trip Peru

Tips: Planning a 1 Day Trip to Macchu Picchu

Machu Picchu is on a lot of people’s bucket lists for different reasons and if you visit, you will be rewarded for your efforts. Our planning process to go to Machu Picchu started 1 year prior to our visit. When you tell people you’re going to Machu Picchu, anyone who has been will have all…
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December 12, 2017 0
Viña Aquitania Santiago Chile Vineyard

Itinerary: Wine Tasting in Santiago Chile

While I love craft beer, I also love wine and was very excited to have wine focused activities on our trip to Santiago Chile. When I first started drinking wine, the Concha Y Toro Carmenere was one of my favourites and I looked forward to trying less common Chilean wines with a palate that has…
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May 19, 2017 0
La Carniceria Buenos Aires Parrilla

Parrilla in Buenos Aires: Get Your Meat On

Some people go to Buenos Aires Argentina for the tango but we skipped that in favour of checking out parrilla. Parrilla “means grill, and can also mean a steakhouse in South American countries. An Argentine parrilla can be anywhere from 5 ft to 20ft in length. You build a fire on the side of the…
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May 11, 2017 0
Ceviche with leche de tigre at Chullpi in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)

Review: Chullpi Restaurant in Aguas Calientes, Peru (Machu Picchu)

Our meal at Chullpi is part of the memorable day of our trip to Machu Picchu. We were relieved they were able to seat us outside as they were quite busy for lunch and initially, we were turned away (if you can, make a reservation). From our table, we had a good view of the…
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April 28, 2017 0
Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Hyatt Globalist Welcome Gift

Review: Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau

While there are lots of great places to stay, on our second visit to Buenos Aires, my husband and I decided to stay at the Park Hyatt because; we wanted to maximize our Hyatt Globalist status, it’s a Park Hyatt, it’s in Recoleta, and there are lots of positive reviews about the hotel. Our Room:…
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April 26, 2017 0
Defensa Street Market Buenos Aires Mafalda

A Sunday Morning in San Telmo: Defensa Street Market/Feria de San Pedro Telmo and El Banco Rojo

Sunday morning, we set out on an excursion to San Telmo to eat the famous spicy fried lamb empanadas at El Banco Rojo. On our way there, we stumbled upon the San Telmo Market on Defensa Street which spans about 13 blocks between 10:00-16:00. While it’s not listed in many guidebooks that we read (or…
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April 7, 2017 0