Winery Biking in Mendoza, Argentina

biking in Mendoza

If you want to couple some outdoor activity like biking with a cultural activity liking drinking (hehe), the area around Mendoza, Argentina is a good place to do it. There are three main wine regions around Mendoza: Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu, and the Uco Valley. The Uco Valley The Uco…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving, the Austin Way

colorful bowls at Thanksgiving Empty Bowl Project in Austin

There’s no shortage of ways to love your fellow man in Austin. Especially around the holiday season, organizations rally to make giving back to the community fun and accessible. This year Brian and I participated in the Austin Empty Bowl Project which is an effort by Austin area potters to…

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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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