South American Culinary Tour: The End of the Road?

a trip by Vagabond Voyagers
From: December 24th 2008
Until: January 24th 2009

The company is closed for Christmas, and Canada is FREEZING - so it's time once again to head somewhere warm. Where, exactly? Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and possibly Brazil.

The current global economic turmoil has been dominating TV, the press, and every-day conversations. Could this be last trip I take, for quite some time?

Alberta's booming economy has allowed me to go on an incredible run of travel the past four to five years. I knew the run would eventually end, but was determined to stay on the ride for as long as possible.

I'll be sad if this truly is the end of the road, but hopefully the economy bounces back, at least until July. Because then I'll be able to go back to Spain this summer for the running of the bulls!
Trip Length: 4 weeks
Blog Entries: 32
Photos: 740
Words: 55815

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
December 24th 2008 Twisting and turning, in a space that's too small North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary
December 25th 2008 Celebrating Christmas in Chile South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago
December 26th 2008 For a good time, call ... South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago
December 27th 2008 Is this crab pie, or crap pie? South America » Chile » Coquimbo Region » La Serena
December 28th 2008 Worshipping at the Church of the Spanish Senorita South America » Chile » Coquimbo Region » La Serena
December 29th 2008 Smells like Chinatown South America » Chile
December 30th 2008 I resolve NOT to change South America » Chile
December 31st 2008 A gong show for Wong South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso
January 1st 2009 I'm hideous! South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso
January 2nd 2009 Planning for next year South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Isla Negra
January 3rd 2009 Foiled - Ben's kidnapping!!! South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Viña del Mar
January 4th 2009 A walk in the fart clouds South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago
January 5th 2009 A small bladder can be a good thing South America » Chile
January 6th 2009 A little bit like Spain South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago
January 7th 2009 A perfect evening South America » Argentina » Mendoza
January 8th 2009 Tossing and turning, in a bed that's too small South America » Argentina » Mendoza
January 9th 2009 Buffet of beauty South America » Argentina » Mendoza
January 10th 2009 Nothing beats a good wake-up bang South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires
January 11th 2009 The Cult of Wade South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires
January 12th 2009 Great philosophers: Confucius, Socrates and Ranjit South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Tigre
January 13th 2009 Wet dream South America » Argentina
January 14th 2009 Darcie hits the jackpot! South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires
January 15th 2009 Losing 10 lbs in 10 days: The backpacker's diet South America » Uruguay » West » Colonia del Sacramento
January 16th 2009 It's a small world South America » Uruguay » District of Montevideo » Montevideo
January 17th 2009 If it smells funky, flip it over South America » Uruguay » East » Punta del Este
January 18th 2009 Peter, Pat, and Mary South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires
January 19th 2009 Not Spanish, but could be South America » Argentina
January 20th 2009 Iguazu is worth a thousand pictures South America » Argentina
January 21st 2009 I AM CANADIAN!!! South America » Argentina
January 22nd 2009 Disappointing dinner South America » Argentina
January 23rd 2009 Wrecked South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires
January 24th 2009 Desert, dessert, both are good when served cold North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary
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