Renting a Car and Driving in Argentina

On our recent trip to Argentina, we rented a car to help us get around Mendoza and the Uco Valley, which is about an hour and a half from the city. Our goal was to visit a bunch of wineries and while we would rather have had a driver, we…

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Domaine Bousquet and the Best Meal of My Life

If you’re interested in visiting any Argentinian wineries in Mendoza and the Uco Valley, you may have read about the awesome, hours long, multi-course lunches with free flowing wine and gourmet food. When we were there we treated ourselves to two long lunches in the Uco Valley – one down-home…

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My Japanese House; Part II (but really part I)

Chikuzen machi view of rice fields

A few weeks ago I showed you my apartment in Iizuka, where I worked as an English ALT with the JET Programme. But before I moved to Iizuka, I actually lived in another even smaller town in Japan called Chikuzen-machi and worked as an English teacher with a different company,…

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What Does Teacher Housing in Japan Look Like? Here’s Mine.

Jutaku building in Iizuka-shi, Fukuoka

In case you were wondering what housing in Japan looks like, here’s a glimpse into where I lived in Iizuka, a city in the Fukuoka prefecture, on Kyushu, the southern island. It’s called a jutaku, and it’s an apartment block that is dedicated to housing teachers and usually has a…

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