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The Argentina Adventure— Bonus episode

The Argentina Adventure— Lucky Episode 13

On Wednesday, March 25, we decided to chance an outing to the market. We hadn’t left the inn since we got here on Sunday. We needed the fresh air and a few vegetables aside from the green olives and pickled eggplant might cheer us, we thought. We got two blocks away before the popo stopped […]
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The Argentina Adventure—Episode 12

Chef and I knew that in the next few days before our scheduled March 26 flight, a lot could change. And like everyone else on the planet, we were trying to salvage our sanity. We were isolated and in the wrong hemisphere, but we had each other, and now a hotel and bar to run! […]
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The Argentina Adventure—Episode 11

Like they say, it’s not what you know, it’s who your friends know. We arrived at the Jorge Newbery international airport in Buenos Aires, which had transformed from rocking a few weeks ago to empty and spotless, smelling of industrial strength disinfectant. We caught one of the few taxis and our cabbie Alejandro gave us […]
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The Argentina Adventure—Episode 10

The Neuquén police officer and I we’re having a hard time. Chef thought my body language and tone of voice were exacerbating the situation, so I offered an alternative solution. I am quite adept at reading and writing in Spanish even if my verbal skills were diminishing by the minute. “Let’s just write notes to […]
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The Argentina Adventure— Episode 9

The journey to Neuquén from el Bolsón will forever be etched in my mind. Our home of Salmon, Idaho, is ultra remote, so a 6-hour drive is no big thing for us. We were glad to be traveling with sleeping bags and a tent, we had a box of groceries and beverages (yes, by now […]
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The Argentina Adventure— Episode 8

On March 20, Day 16 of our Argentina Adventure, Argentina’s president told everyone to stay home until March 31. The IS Embassy sent us a note advising us in diplomatic terms to get the f*%#! out of here, which sounded like an excellent option except all domestic flights had been canceled and Patagonia is a […]
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The Argentina Adventure—Episode 7

When we made it back to el Bolsón, the local police invited us to stay longer. We needed to be quarantined until March 19 —14 days after our arrival to Argentina — to show we were symptom free after 2 weeks. That meant one day of staying put in our artistic Air BNB, sleeping in, […]
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The Argentina Adventure— Episode 6

We warned our peeps we’d be offline while trekking in the Andes. “Go!” they advised in unison. “Shit be crazy here in the US,” they proclaimed. “Bring us back toilet paper as a souvenir!” We chuckled and headed out for the Hielo Azul (blue ice) Refuge. The extremely rickety bridge over the river was obviously […]
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The Argentina Adventure— Episode 5

One of the activities I was most looking forward to on this trip was trekking in the el Bolsón area of Patagonia. When we arrived in el Bolsón on March 13, 2020, you could tell the rumors were true — you couldn’t swing a gato here without hitting a brewery. We’d scored an awesome and […]
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