The pleasures of home

Today is my last day off before going back to work. I have been off since the 3rd of September, with most of my time off spent in Italy. Travelling is great, there is no doubt about that in my mind. Here’s a favourite quote of mine: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,…

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…

The year that was – 2009

Well, 2009 went off without too many personal dramas.  I was fortunate  enough to go with Andrew to South America for 5 and a half weeks. From Late march till the end of May.  We were blessed with great weather everywhere we went which made trekking around very comfortable. I reunited with a travel companion…

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…

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, here we come!

We have booked an apartment for a week in the Palermo barrio of BA. So much less expensive than a hotel. Airplane tickets paid for, just travel insurance now…stay tuned.