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  • Mountains and Lakes

    We spent our first two weeks in Argentina in the Northwest. It was a short flight from Asuncion to Salta, so we were able to drive to Cafayate on the same day, or Cafazhate as they say in Argentina, because they do not do the ‘y’ sound here. On the way to Cafayate we already […]

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  • From Rio to Asuncion

    Our two weeks in Rio passed quickly. The weather wasn’t always sunny, but it was always warm and it did not rain very often. We learned that it is not a good idea to visit the Christo Redentor on January 2nd at eleven o’clock in the morning (with 6 million others). During a second attempt, […]

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  • Culinary notes on Brazil

    If I had to explain in three words what makes travel so much fun, it would be ‘experiencing new things’. Obviously, because if everything was the same as it is at home, there would be no reason to leave it. In Brazil almost everything is just a little different from what we’re used to and […]

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  • Chance encounters in the Pantanal

    And so there I was, for the second time within a week, on the back of a horse. ‘Princeza’ is owned by Fazenda Aguapé in the southern part of the Pantanal, where we are staying a few days. The advantage of horseback riding is that you become a lot less muddy than if you were […]

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