Here is an old shot I took in 2010. La Quebrada de Cafayate is near the town of Cafayate in the northern Argentine province of Salta.
Bolivia lost its access to the Pacific Ocean during the War of the Pacific towards the end of the 19th century. Now, in the wake of Chile's victory over Argentina in the final of the Copa America comes this satirical article by Roy Bobadilla. Read the original in Spanish at the site eldeforma.com. Bolivia obtains... Continue Reading →
Article from BBC Mundo. Read the original in Spanish here. The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, presented a new 50 peso (approx. $US 7) banknote dedicated to the 'Islas Malvinas' to mark the 32nd anniversary of the war with the United Kingdom over the Atlantic Ocean archipelago, known as the Falkland Islands by... Continue Reading →
Here's the second instalment of my brief Latin American food guide - this time L-Z. It has been a bit more challenging to come up with a food for every letter here and I allowed myself some liberty. I've enjoyed compiling the guide, I hope you enjoy reading. Lechón: It's hard to beat roast pork,... Continue Reading →
Wake up each day and there is that need to put something in your stomach. In three years travelling/living in the Americas I filled up on all of the below and much, much more. I probably ate on the streets too much and am sure that I picked up a range of unwanted gut flora.... Continue Reading →
Time for another song translation. Soda Stereo are rock en español royalty. I lived in Patagonian Chile in 1997 as an exchange student and Soda Stereo along with the Chilean band Los Tres quickly became favourites. Sadly, the lead singer Gustavo Cerati has been in a coma for over three years since suffering a stroke... Continue Reading →