Gastro Chile

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Chile, South America | 4 Comments

The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside Mark Twain  Confession Time: When we started our hike across Spain in April of 2016, we expected the cuisine to be very similar to Mexico. Boy, were we ignorant. Where the food in our just-south-of-the-border […]

Seven Fascinating Things about Santiago

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Chile, South America | One Comment

Laurie and I spent four full weeks in Santiago, Chile as students and visitors. The capital city of the skinniest country in the world  has 7+ million residents—more than ten times the population of Seattle. While there we picked up some interesting things about the city and country, many good, some bad. 1. The Metro […]

A Visit to Brazil: The Family from Ipanema

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in South America | 6 Comments

Rio is an energetic, vibrant place, full of beauty and nature. But we face the kinds of problems any developing metropolis does – with pollution, traffic congestion, poverty. Eduardo Paes Rio de Janerio is a city blessed with amazing beauty and scenery. It’s also a city in a difficult struggle. After completing four weeks of […]