By Bus from Mendoza to Chile

By Bus from Mendoza to Chile

In such vast countries as Argentina and Chile, being on the road takes time. Fortunately, Argentinian town Mendoza and Chilean Santiago, Valparaiso and ViΓ±a are located quite close to each other – just separated by the breathtaking Andes. Travelling by bus from Mendoza to Chile is a memorable experience. In this post, we will tell you what to expect, if you plan to cross the Andes from Mendoza to Chile by bus.
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Patagonia Off the Beaten Path

Patagonia Off the Beaten Path

If you have been to Torres del Paine, Patagonia’s most famous national park, you know how crowded this place might get: mountains of multicolored backpacks, fully booked campings, dozens of trekkers who watch the sunrise at Mirador.

However, there are some stunning places in Patagonia off the beaten path along the Chilean Carretera Austral. They are no less beautiful than Torres del Paine and way less crowded.
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Frida Kahlo’s Style

Frida Kahlo’s Style

Frida Kahlo`s iconic style is easily recognizable – perhaps, the Mexican painter had the most recognizable personal style.

Being a big fan of Kahlo`s art – and her clothing is definitely a part of it – I was quite happy to find a temporary exhibition, devoted to Frida Kahlo`s style in Frida`s Blue House in Mexico City.
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Ride with Gauchos

Ride with Gauchos

When Fabian met us in the morning to bring us to a small estancia in the Andes near Mendoza, he was wearing a gaucho beret. Like real Argentinean gauchos do, we thought. On the way to the estancia, our trail ride was supposed to start from, he spoke of 3 different ways to preprocess and prepare mate tea. Our companion definitely knew how to do things the way gauchos do them.
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The Most Scenic Cretan Villages

The Most Scenic Cretan Villages

If you read us for some time, you know of our fascination for Cretan villages: so peaceful, so quiet, with the scent of oranges in the air and old people in black sitting in the village taverns. With whitewashed houses nestling close to each other and pots with flowers in the streets, the Cretan villages are incredibly scenic. People of the Cretan villages are usually amazingly friendly. Cretans love sharing their food (A couple of times we got pastry, fruit and a piece of cheese from the strangers) and it is fun to be around these people. Don’t be discouraged by your basic Greek – ours doesn’t go beyond “Hello” – Kalimera and “goat cheese” – Katsikio tyri.
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Kayak Adventure in the North of Russia

Kayak Adventure in the North of Russia

July 25, 2018 Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia

On a sunny but cool morning, we jumped out of a train arriving from St Petersburg at a cracked platform in a train station in Petrozavodsk. In spite of the arrangements we had, nobody was waiting for us to bring us to the kayak basecamp, that our 5-day long kayak adventure tour in Russian Karelia was going to start from.

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