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  • New horizons

    Grand Hotel Europa by Ilja Pfeijffer is a fantastic novel, but not the best book to read while at your private swimming pool on Lombok during the first week of your four and a half month trip. It is about the ill effects of mass tourism, and it also addresses the selfishness – and idiocy […]

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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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