Argentina

Written By: jeff

Posted On: December 13th, 2013

Last week I showed off a boat tour in Bariloche that you can take to explore the lakes  in the area.  One of the stops on the trip shows off this innocuous cabin in the woods. Does it look familiar? It might. Apparently Walt Disney traveled to Bariloche. Upon seeing this cabin, the locals claim […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: December 6th, 2013

Bariloche is a favorite spot in Argentina whether it’s in the summer or winter. Blessed with mountains and lakes, it’s an adventure lovers paradise. I spent a month here during my break skiing, one of my goals during my career break. On one of my days off, I took a long boat trip on the […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 13th, 2013

One of my goals on my career break was to learn how to ski. Given that I was going to spend a lot of time in Argentina, I headed to Bariloche to ski for about three weeks. I signed up for week-long lessons and then I was on my own. Almost every day for 3 […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: May 10th, 2013

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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Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 16th, 2012

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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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 6th, 2012

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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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 28th, 2011

I get it, everyone’s supposed to go ga-ga over the steak when you travel in Argentina, right? It’s the food the country is known for. Don’t get me wrong, I have had some pretty amazing beef there, no doubt. And, when I go out for steak here in Bogota, it’s often to an Argentinean steakhouse. […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 3rd, 2011

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On Saturday, February 16th, I said goodbye to Puerto Natales and temporarily, Chile.  I boarded the bus for El Calafate, Argentina, site of one of the most impressive glaciers around.  After a more than 6 hour bus ride, I arrived at the bus station to find my friend Matt waiting.  After dumping my bags at […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: May 8th, 2011

Punta Cuevas, Caves Point near Puerto Madryn. Copyright CareerBreakSecrets.com

I arrived in Puerto Madryn late on December 22.  After checking in, I got online and had a quick chat with mom, dad and my friends Tim and Robin who were up in Fredericksburg for some of dad’s BBQ.  I got up on the 23rd and headed into town to check into tours and to […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: May 1st, 2011

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My last couple of weeks in BA were fairly laid back.  I kept up at the gym and added some spinning to my regimen.  So, I had 5 workouts a week with my trainer, 5 cardio sessions and the occasional spin session.  I’ve been really good about the gym and eating well so I’ve been […]

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