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The Big Steel Flower of Buenos Aires by jeff

I spent a lot of time traveling in Argentina on my career break and a big part of that was in Buenos Aires. Most of my Spanish studies was in this city and when I wasn’t in class or doing homework, I was out exploring on foot. Bordering Recoleta, this big steel flower whose proper [...]

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Clock Tower in Buenos Aires by jeff

This clock tower has an interesting history in Buenos Aires. It sits opposite the Malvinas War Memorial, commemorating the Falklands War against the British in the 1980s. Before the war, it was known as the Tower of the English. But, when war broke out, its name was changed to Torre Monumental, or Monument Tower, despite [...]

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Buenos Aires Through New Eyes by jeff

This week was a real treat.  Two of my friends from San Antonio, Mike and Joy, came down to BA to spend their Thanksgiving holiday with me.  So, I had the duty to show them around the town.  They arrived on Saturday morning, the 17th, and after a quick workout, I met them at their [...]

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Ciao Buenos Aires.  Hola Santiago. by jeff

This morning I had to say goodbye to Buenos Aires.  But, I know I will be back later this year so I’m not too torn up about it.  Plus, moving on to Santiago means that I’m going somewhere where I haven’t been before – always an exciting time. The last week was very slow.  It [...]

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Evita’s Mausoleum in the Recoleta Cemetery by jeff

So, I recently found out that Eva Peron and I share a birthday. And oddly, the day of her death falls on my mom’s birthday. As an icon in Argentina who is still remembered and revered, I wanted to put this Suh-Weet Shot up of her mausoleum entrance around a significant date in her life. [...]

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Who’s Out There Now: Michael by jeff

In this week’s ¨Who’s Out There Now¨ feature, we bring to you Michael, solo Aussie traveler on his break. In part because of his last name, but also because of his preferred travel style his blog has the clever name Time Travel Turtle. Slow and off the beaten path for the most part, I first [...]

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Who’s Out There Now: Ted and Bethany by jeff

In this week’s ¨Who’s Out There Now¨ feature, we bring to you Ted and Bethany, a landscape architect and social worker who left it all behind just after the new year to see the world and capture their travels on their site, twoOregonians. As with many RTW travelers, I met them on Twitter and have [...]

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How Safe Is It to Travel While on Your Career Break? by jeff

How to stay safe while traveling around the world on your career break is something we all think about. For some, it can cause paralytic fear, but for most dealing with safety issues is a matter of preparation, making smart decisions, becoming more comfortable with the world as you find it and learning as you [...]

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Who’s Out There Now? Stephanie the Travel Chica by jeff

In this week’s ¨Who’s Out There Now¨ feature, we bring to you Stephanie, the chica behind Exploring South America, she’s been from Central America to southern Argentina and many places in between. She’s now exploring one of my favorite places in the world, Patagonia. Time to check in with the self-describe, Travel Chica. 1.  [...]

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Tips For Getting Around Like a Local During Your Career Break by jeff

Getting around when your traveling is a daily decision. It starts in your planning when you’re trying to figure out if your hostel is close enough to all the things you want to see. You arrive and you have to get to the hostel or hotel. While you’re there will you walk, take a bus, [...]

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