In such vast countries as Argentina and Chile, being on the road takes time. Fortunately, Argentinian town Mendoza and Chilean Santiago, Valparaiso and Viña 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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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 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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Argentinean town Mendoza exceeded our expectations not least because of its wineries. Cosy and beautifully designed, we preferred them to the Chilean ones. No need to say, we loved the wine! Find out how to visit the best wineries in Mendoza and taste the best Malbec without a tour.
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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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When we arrived in Mexico at the beginning of November 2017, artefacts of the former Day of the Dead were literally to be found everywhere. The bookshops had tiny skulls hidden behind books, the showrooms for designer clothing had their trendy dresses on skeleton-like mannequins. The museum exhibitions were devoted to the Day of the Dead – one of the most important holidays in Central and Southern Mexico. Continue reading “Mexican Day of the Dead Decorations”
Is travelling by Mexican overnight buses safe? Is it comfortable? These and many other questions will be answered in this post and we will suggest a sample itinerary through Southern Mexico.
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Hierve el Agua is definitely one of the top locations to see in Oaxaca and may even be one of the reasons to visit the south of Mexico – even if only to make another picture of the water pools ending abruptly into the sky. In this post, you will find out what the place is like, how to take the best pictures of Hierve el Agua and how you may get there on a budget.
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One of the best and most pleasant ways of exploring a country is eating the local food. And the Mexican cuisine is one of the best on the planet.
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In a place like Ecoparque Aluxes in Palenque, you may watch the jungle animals in an animal park without being the reason for their imprisonment and suffering. The animals there are rescued ones.
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