After the wine debaucheries of the previous day in Mendoza, we woke up the next morning needing strong coffee in order to catch up on some blog work. We went to cafe near the tourist area of Plaza Independencia. We sat at a table for four inside the cafe and Auston placed his backpack on […]
From the large and lively city of Buenos Aires we headed next to the small and calm city of Mendoza, Argentina in search for the promising vineyards it’s well known for. We had hoped to visit some vineyards all over the world while we traveled, especially while were in Italy, Spain and Portugal. However, we […]
We spent seven fantastic days in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires even though we could avoid the reciprocity fee to enter. The European-esque city with that Latin flavor has plenty to offer from it’s mix of architectures, local wines, unique dance styles and fascinating cultural history that’s visibly changing and progressing every year. We were […]
After an amazing time touring through Chile from Arica to Santiago, it was time to taste the wines, consume the steaks and observe the dances that Argentina had to offer. The first setback was realizing that as of January 7, 2013, Americans entering Argentina have to pay $160 reciprocity fee. What a total bummer! If […]
Once the four day journey from Puno was done we were elated to have finally made it to Santiago, Chile. The charming cities of Arica and La Serena were entertaining stops on our way and we were happy to have spent time there, but we start craving big city life after weeks of deprivation.
La Serena is a small city in northern Chile that lays just outside its larger counterpart, Coquimbo. It’s one of the oldest cities in Chile second only to Santiago. After our overnight bus ride from Arica, we arrived at the bus station in La Serena far too early in the morning, but thankfully our hostel […]
Our time traveling as FiveBadTourists through Peru was quickly coming to an end. My older sister, Tasia, and her husband, Adam, had a flight to catch in Puno the following day after our visit to Machu Picchu’s glorious ruins. The plan was to take the train from Machu Picchu back to the town of Ollantaytambo […]