La Morada, Montserrat, Buenos Aires – Locro and Empanadas

La Morada, Montserrat, BA – Locro and Empanadas Originally uploaded by lou_roo On this day last year I was in Buenos Aires with my beloved Andrew eating empanadas and locro. And today I found out that I may have relatives in Argentina. A cousin who is is researching the family history along with my sister…

January things

Locally grown avocados and stone fruits at the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmer’s Market, my husband’s birthday (he just turned 50, young thing), Tour Down Under and the Big Day Out.  These are the January things that have me talking this year. I dusted off my old Avanti bicycle today and rode over to the Adelaide Showgrounds…

Ollantaytambo, Peru – 21 May 2009

Hola Amigos! Due to a transport strike we are stuck in Ollantaytambo Peru…but we can think of worse places to be stuck.  The scenery here is stunning and there are Inca Ruins.  And we are in a comfortable hotel with good food!  Not an empanada in sight though, sadly. We made a mad dash via…

San Pedro de Atacama, Peru – 6 May 2009

Hola Chicos! Well, we got to San Pedro de Atacama on Sunday night and checked into a quite unexpectedly cool accommodation…A mud brick little private cottage! The town is all made of adobe and with no measurable rain in the last few years is unlikely to wash away. We are at 2400 metres altitude in…

Santiago Chile – 3 May 2009

We are in Santiago and getting ready to fly to San Pedro de Atacama (Calama) this arvo.  Our flight from Mendoza to here was canceled as it is a small airport with  no health screening facilities for the Swine Flu.  So we had a fantastic bus ride during daylight hours over the Andes!  It was…

Mendoza Argentina – 29 April 2009

First let me apologise for my typing on a spanish keyboard with different characters and some of the letters worn off! Greetings from Mendoza Argentina, wine country. The vuelta de empanada continues.  We would like to say we have not had a day without an empanada but that would probably be false. However some days…

Buenos Aires – 20 April 2009

Just a very jet lagged message to say we have arrived in Buenos Aires. Our Culinary Vuelta de Empanadas officially began today soon after our arrival. Empanadas are the South American equivalent of pasties with different savoury fillings!  So many choices!  We tried three types today. Flight was just bloody long but met a few…