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  • Latin America

    16 must do things in Ecuador

    Ecuador has a wide availability of activities to enjoy. This variety goes from the mountain to the beach, including the Galapagos Islands. In each place, there are lots of experiences to enjoy, and people and customs vary radically from one place to another. 1. Bike ride from Baños de Aguas Santas (Baños) to Puyo Baños is located in the province of…

  • Argentina,  Latin America

    3 must do if you visit La Rioja and San Juan

    Both La Rioja and San Juan are located in the Cordillera de los Andes area in Argentina. They are not as popular destinations as others in Argentina, but they have incredible landscapes that can leave anyone speechless. There, people are very friendly and as a consequence of not being a highly exploited touristic destination, you can still enjoy the customs and local dishes without being a big…

  • Latin America

    Top 5 unforgettable experiences on a trip through Peru and Bolivia. Log of my trip through Peru and Bolivia.

    Peru is well known for its excellent and wide cuisine, its history and beautiful landscapes. It is an amazing place with an indescribable charm. For 10 years I had wanted to do the Inca Trail, and for different reasons I could not do it until 2009, when I went with some friends of mine. Although I had visited Peru several times on work trips, I had…

  • Argentina,  Latin America

    The Southernmost City in the World, Ushuaia

    Ushuaia is the Southernmost City in the World, which is located in the South of Argentina, in Tierra del Fuego. Although I have gone to Ushuaia several times at different times of the year, I get marveled at its beauty every time. The National Park in the area is amazing! The last time I went, I walked from the lodge in downtown…

  • Argentina,  Gourmet,  Latin America

    How to Prepare Chimichurri Sauce – Recipe

    Chimichurri is a traditional Argentinean sauce perfect to accompany roasted meats, sausages and any BBQ meats. The origin of Chimichurri sauce is not clear. There are two theories that stand out. One is related to the English ranchers in Argentina, who would ask the servers: “give me the curry” to dress their meats. To the cooks or to those who…

  • Latin America

    We have been to Paradise – Panama

    Bocas del Toro, Panamá The archipelago of Bocas del Toro is about 45 minutes by plane from Panama City to the Atlantic coast. Bocas del Toro, Panama has many islands that are unique and gorgeous. Bocas Town For us, it was paradise on Earth. A place to die of pleasure and an overdose of beautiful landscapes, nature and beaches. Bocas…

  • Latin America

    Pura Vida in Costa Rica

    I had wanted to visit Costa Rica for years, and taking advantage of a trip to Central America I put a week in Costa Rica to our itinerary. Angie (my teen daughter) and we flew from Bocas del Toro, Panama to San José, Costa Rica on a small plane. At first the flight was exciting and quiet, as we approached…

  • Asia,  Gourmet

    Pad Thai – A trip to Thailand with your taste buds

    Pad Thai is the most typical Thai dish. Pad Thai is an ancient dish and nowadays it is the most popular dish in Thailand. You can find it at the most expensive restaurant in Bangkok or in a street stall in a neighborhood. But what is Pad Thai? Most Thai food dishes combine 4 ingredients: meat (or tofu), vegetables, condiments…