While in Belize we were hosted by Ian Anderson’s Cave Branch Adventure Co. & Jungle Lodge and participated in the “River of Caves” Cave Tubing where we met our new spider friend. Nels and I get up close and personal with what our guides, Edgar and Vida, referred to as an “eight foot spider.” While it looks rather scary it really only tickled a little. Although I think the spider took an unnatural liking to me.
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Spicy pepper heat that is. I am a spicy foods person. It does not matter what type of food it is, the spicier the better. Maybe it stems from my development as a child. When my brother and I were younger, if we were ever caught swearing in the house or around my parents, the punishment was a few dabs of Tabasco pepper sauce on the tongue.
It is that time of year. My mom regularly asks me for more info on what Christmas is like down here. How do they celebrate? What are you going to do for Christmas? This is now the second Christmas that we have been on the road. Last Christmas was in Europe so the similarities made it feel a lot like home.
From Santiago we crossed the border back into Argentina from Chile for what might have been the 10th time. Over the past two months of zig-zagging between through the smallest of border crossings we have seen gorgeous countryside only available to those with their own transportation. This time, though, even some of you at home might be familiar with this particular pass as it is known for over a dozen switchbacks snaking the mountain side and eventually taking you back into Argentina by Chile’s Portillo ski resort and mighty Mount Aconcagua-the highest peak in the world outside of the Himalayas.
Just after leaving Buenos Aires, we were treated to two different delicious asados. It has now been about a month since then, and after spending a few hours editing the video together from our time there the experience was that much more intense. Sometimes when you are in the moment everything is happening so fast that you miss some of the little details, but after reviewing all of the video and photos the primitive style of cooking meat here in Argentina it is quite a larger extravaganza than I remembered.
With the many people that inspire us and help to make the expedition a success we have decided to start a little segment called “The Person of the Week”. It is exactly what it sounds like…each week we will present you with an individual that has impacted TWBR. This week we would like to call attention a whole family of very kind and generous individuals…so without further ado: the Dagna Family of Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
I would bet that most of you have heard this saying before, and depending how old you are and where you grew up, you probably remember the Wendy’s commercials featuring the little old lady that solidified the phrase’s place in American and international pop culture …
Signs in Tbilisi, Georgia lead you to it from over 5 kilometers away. Security guards watch over the door in Baku, Azerbaijan like it was a posh nightclub. Students in Beijing, China congregate there at 1 am. In Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and even Australia you have the comfort of knowing you can communicate your needs […]
I love being in South East Asia. For someone who likes to experiment with food, this is truly a culinary paradise. When I talk about experimenting with food, I don’t mean that you have to go to extremes, although I have managed to dine on various types of snake meat, some brain, the most foul smelling fruit on […]