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16th March 2014
Clouds

Mutual expansion!
Fab photos and excellent descriptions of our adventures! Thanks to you, I ate better than I have in my 3.5 years of travel--you were an inspiration! And I got you into a museum without you dying--good to have friends to open us up to new experiences. So maybe you should come to Ecuador or Colombia where I might be next year. An annual meet-up?
16th March 2014

Thanks for previewing the menus for us...
a recommendation from the chef is invaluable. We will have to take Tara to Gustu's! Given the traffic I hope it's not far.
17th March 2014

Traffic or no traffic, I would do
Thanks for the comment. I would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant. While I was sitting in my lobby waiting for a taxi I overheard someone going on and on about the same place. You are going to have such a great trip. I can't wait to read about your adventures.
16th March 2014

Travel Bloggers Meet, Eat and Tour
I have just started to follow your adventures. As I read I pictured that little boy in elem. school as I have not seen you in years. I love the pictures and your description of the foods. You've come a long way from the meat and potatoes of Ohio. What an amazing time you are having!
16th March 2014

Great pictures
I love to look over your pictures....give me the sense that I am traveling with you. If being a Chef doesn't work out....LOL....you can always be a travel agent with your worldly experiences! Thanks for sharing your photos and travel stories.
16th March 2014

Can't wait to see what is next!
Thanks for the trip to Bolivia. Loved it and love you!!! Talk to you soon!!
16th March 2014

Photography
I am enjoying your pictures. I like the angles and light in the last ones. I am also a person who takes pictures of food. I look forward to the posts
16th March 2014
Tara and Brendan Meet Again

One, two ,three
If I'm not mistaken this is the third time you have met Tara...two separate times in this second trip. I am excited for both of you that you can meet for reunions in such exotic locations...and you Brendan ensure she eats very well when you do so.
16th March 2014
Tara and Brendan Meet Again

One for the money, Two for the show, Three to get ready and Four to Go
That was how my Grandma Vermillion would start us out for races and such. Your comment made me think of it. Yup, you are so right, this is the third time (and city) where Tara and I have met. As much as we enjoy each others company, I think she enjoys throwing caution to the wind and dining out like a Power Traveler. I really hope that you and Denise will have a chance to meet her.
16th March 2014

Quinoa.
I suppose with Quinoa, as with most things culinary, it depends on what you do with it. ( Boiled in water as a breakfast porridge is probably not the best way to sample it.)
16th March 2014

I would agree
Quinoa itself is nothing delicious, but when seasoned with a good vinaigrette, cucumbers, tomato, feta, etc., it is amazing. It is also good in soup. For a very VIP dinner I am doing, I am deep frying it to put on top of a salad with goat cheese, roasted red onions and avocado dressing. I have a feeling you might enjoy that. And thank you you for the nice comments.
15th March 2014

Going with the flow
Travel does test your flexibility when they toss instant coffee your way. Your hike sounds good. I guess I have to remind Dave to log in before sending you a message.
15th March 2014

When he said Lola, I knew
I have gotten used to the instant coffee. Now in Santiago, there seems to be better coffee. That helps keep me going.
15th March 2014

Love and Miss my Cooker!
Hi Honey. Just read your blog with a cup of coffee. Enjoyed hearing of your tales, the beautiful photos and your snarky humor! Hope you are having a great time. Text me for some important news when you get home. Travel safe!!
15th March 2014

Very interesting
Hi Brendon, thought I'd check to see if you'd started your travels yet, so shall catch up on your blogs! What incredible scenery, your photos capture that vast alien landscape beautifully. The food sounds yummybut can't understand why Quinoa is so popular, I think it tastes fairly nasty and reminds me of frogspawn.
14th March 2014

You always always make us laugh
Two helpings of fruit cocktail....oh please tell me it was homemade and not out of a can. Oh well, if it tasted good...go for it. As you were talking about the flamingos being on two legs instead of balancing on one due to the wind I kept picturing cow tipping in Ohio. Strange where the mind wanders. So glad you went to the hot springs. We did that in Iceland and were so happy we did. We won't discuss the ATM. Ah, back to the city life.
15th March 2014

*Shaking my head sadly*
I wish I could say it was homemade, or even a good quality, but unfortunately, neither were true. I am glad you had some laughs over the blog. Cow tipping never came to my mind, but I can see where that could pop in. Thanks for writing.
14th March 2014
Llamas by the Springs in the Morning

Salt, steam & stars
Your pictures are delightful, your enthusiasm palpable. Sounds like no better place for a natural hot tub under the stars...heavenly no doubt.
15th March 2014
Llamas by the Springs in the Morning

Thank you so much
I find that writing just flows when I am caught up remembering a wonderful moment. And that was truly a wonderful one.
14th March 2014
Red Lagoon

Great photo!
Love how the clouds are coating the mountains like another layer. Beautiful colors . . . and, sidenote, 3 fruit cocktails total? Brendan, I never . . . :)
15th March 2014
Red Lagoon

Thank you Michelle
The layers and colors in this are some of my favorites of the trip. And what can I say? Fruit cocktail takes me back to my childhood.
14th March 2014

Green light for Red Planet blog
Great description and unique perspectives. You gave us just a glimpse of the self-confident Chef Brendan in your comment on the meal: \"If I wanted everything perfect, I could stay at home and do it myself.\" Well said. That\'s what some of my guests have probably thought. But they can\'t fault my effort.
14th March 2014

like a painting
Ok, seriously, when I saw the first picture of the Red Lagoon, I honestly thought it was a painting! Pictures are super cool, glad you're enjoying the trip! :)
14th March 2014

I know what I am getting you for your bday
A flamingo!! The things I learn about you while you are traveling!! AWESOME blog!!! Well done. LOVED LOVED LOVED the description about the stars and the hot springs. How you could NOT come all the way down there and take advantage of that!!!! Hope the trip continues to get even better! Love you! I will also help remind you before you leave again with your ATM... glad you are not perfect. LOL!
14th March 2014

Thanks for sharing!
very beautiful and fun to read! That place looks so different. Que paisaje mas precioso!

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