57 Days Abroad

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Day 57. Not going to bed since yesterday, we finished up packing our stuff. Around 3:30am we were dosing off waiting for the owner to come by to give us

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Day 56. Being our last real day in Buenos Aires, we planned on getting up early’ish to finish up everything and to check out some sites. The bags were nearly

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Day 55. Today we finally got to tour the branch here in Buenos Aires. We got up early and where at the location by 8:15am. We toured three different buildings

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Day 54. We tried extra hard to be productive today but that did not go so well. Our was to get to Tigre sometime before noon. After everything was said

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Day 53. Started out by doing some laundry before meeting. The weather was rainy  with no signs of skies clearing up. We went to meeting in a taxi to try

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Day 52. Today we got to go to the infamous parrilla called Las Talas to eat. Our bud Martin came by in his civic and picked us up for lunch.

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Day 51. After hitting up the internet cafe, it was time to do something outside. It was Friday, the sun was out and everyone was getting off work and school.

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Day 50. We got up by 9am today to meet with the group at 10am. Turned out the group wasn´t meeting today but we were already in Plaza Serrano. We

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Day 49. The folks at the police station we went to yesterday told us we were at the wrong station. The station handling our case was in a different district

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Day 48. Needless to say, today was not the greatest of feelings waking up. We lost a lot yesterday, stuff that can´t be bought again. It´s not worthwhile to think

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Day 47. With our international flight to Buenos Aires today leaving at 12pm, we were at the Santa Cruz airport by 9:30am. We paid our $25 fee to leave the

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Day 46. My original passage for Day 46 was lost when my laptop and iPhone got stolen. I’ll briefly summarize what I remember. Got up around 8am today so we

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Day 45. My original passage for Day 45 was lost when my laptop and iPhone got stolen. I’ll briefly summarize what I remember. Because our flight departed to Santa Cruz

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Day 44. Third day in Cochabamba and the second day we’ve gone running in the morning. Today we actually jogged to the gym, which surprisingly was decent and organized. After

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Day 43. Woke up today to a beautiful view and then my alarm clock. We had plans today to visit my other grandma (my dad’s mom) in the morning. So

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Day 42. Possibly one of the craziest experiences of my life was today. I don’t believe I have ever done something so drastic with such uncertainty. I’ll explain… At 4am

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Day 41. Finally, we had a day to tour La Paz. Our other two days had been spent out of the city (Lake Titicaca y El Camino De La Muerte).

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Day 40. Indescribable day. So many moments of greatness. Flying down a gravel road being literally inches away from 60 meters drop-offs one second, the next second getting drenched driving

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Day 39. Woke up to my alarm today which I thought was 7am. However realizing that it was still dark out, we knew something was wrong. I consulted Tallon and

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Day 38. Sleeping on the bus was as usual–not awesome. We had a bit of a rude awakening at about 5am when we arrived at a checkpoint. We were asked

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Day 37. Today we got up knowing we could continue staying at my uncle’s place or we could move on. It came down to a matter of when and where

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Day 36. It’s nice to wake up, walk outside and see the ocean. That’s what’s Antofagasta is about. The coast is lined with rocky shores but they do have an

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Day 35. The road north of Santiago to Antofagasta is basically all desert and non-scenic and that’s what we saw for 1,315 kilometers when we weren’t sleeping. The guy I

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Day 34. Our original plan today consisted of getting up early to catch a bus tour to Valparaiso, a city an hour west of Santiago on the coast. Well, we

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Day 33. Woke up to a bright sun with the sounds of the people outside the window talking and walking. We decided to we would go find a gym, workout

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Day 32. 7:35am. Got up and starting getting ready for our departure. After eating some breakfast, we checked out of our hostel and headed for the bus station. Our bus

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Woke up on the bus this morning and an hour later we arrived to Mendoza about 8:30am. The city and its surroundings reminded us a lot of Colorado because the

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Day 30. Fugazetta Pizza from Kentucky Pizza has got to be known to destroy peoples’ lives. Packed full of onions and mozzarella cheese standing at nearly 2 inches thick, it’s

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Day 29. Next to the Iguazu Falls, today we may have seen the most beautiful thing Argentina has to offer. To start off with, we knew today would be a

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Day 28. These past few days have been quite chill and somewhat structured. Wake up, write, read, work, workout, do some new or previous activity, eat long dinner, socialize, go

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Day 27. After putting in about five solid hours of work followed by working out, we left for Chinatown. The day was finally sunny and warm so we were all

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Day 26. The overcast morning sky turned into rain by noon o’clock. The rain started to drop heavy and fast. We thought for sure our street/barrio would be flooded again.

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Day 25. We arrived back to a drizzling Buenos Aires at 10am today. The city was overcast with many puddles everywhere. Apparently, when we were away in Iguazu, Buenos Aires

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Day 24. So being completely mesmerized from yesterday’s short excursion to the Iguazu Falls, I had no idea if my expectations could be met or surpassed. Well, they were… We

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Day 23. Sleeping on the bus was not the most amazing thing to ever happen. From being way too hot to freezing, I could not get it together. I don’t

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Day 22. For whatever reason, we generally feel that whenever and wherever we want to go is as simple as booking tickets the day of travel. For instance over the

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Day 21. Today we were blessed with another cup of Tallon’s homemade coffee. He’s developing the science of brewing coffee into his own art. Nice and strong, the coffee gets

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Day 20. Either I’m getting over the jet lag (20 days later) or I’m beginning to realize the importance of waking up earlier, but the past couple days I’ve been

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Day 19. Day started out pretty mediocre. Worked, worked-out, and traveled our way to the meeting. However, about that time, things got a bit out of control. So we met

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Day 18. Finally got to sleep in a bit—it was well needed. We had the meeting at 1pm today so that was our first obligation. We hopped in a taxi

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Day 17. We had to catch a train at 9:30am from the Retiro Estacion, so we tried to leave the house by 8:45am. Well, we missed the train by a

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Day 16. Woke up to 4 alarms today—each separated by the press of the snooze button. The night before was a late one, due to all the catching up on

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Day 15. Our second morning waking up in Mar del Plata proved to be a bit different as it was quite cold. I wrapped myself with towels since there was

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Day 14. With a hot, un-air-conditioned hostel room, there was no way we could sleep in. The conditions forced us to get up and start out the day in Mar

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Day 13. We knew today that we were going to do something big. We have been planning to go to Plata Del Mar for a little while now and today

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Day 12. Finally, a nice day. The sun was shining and the humidity was lower than normal. It was a perfect day for reading outside and getting work done inside.

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Day 11. Woke up early today—8:30am. We’ve only been up that early twice since we’ve been in Buenos Aires. (The other time was because when we arrived to BA from

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Day 10. I still haven’t bothered to check the weekly forecast for Buenos Aires but I’m finding it odd that it’s been overcast and rainy for a few days now.

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Day 9. Today was the day that things clicked. From the second we woke up, we were producing results. Starting from this morning, we finally knocked out 3 loads of

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Day 8. Hard to believe but we’ve been here a week. So glad we’ve documented much of what we’ve done so far on this blog because time is about to

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Day 7. Woke up to noises…reminding me of an episode of some old ladies talking. Then I realized it was just the rain hitting our balcony. I fell back asleep

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Day 6. In the U.S.A. or not, I never look up the forecast for the weather. Consequently, I was surprised when I woke up and saw that it was raining

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Day 5. During these early days, we are trying to optimize our body’s/brain’s best productivity hours. Staying up until 4-5am accomplishing tasks seems to be taking precedent, resulting in waking

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Day 4. Waking up to an overcast sky makes it a tad bit difficult to get up. Regardless, we had a morning-run to do. We put our workout gear on

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Day 3. The day started off later than desired. We had an appointment to fulfill downtown and we were pushing the target time. We hopped in a taxi and expected

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Day 2. I woke up to the hot sun shining on my face. The room was bright but that was alright. I purposely chose to sleep by the balcony and

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Day 1. Epic day today. After about an hour of sleep on the connect flight from Bogota, Columbia, we landed in the Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini (EZE) International Airport. The

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