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A pisco sour “catedral” in Santa Cruz…

Santa Cruz in Colchagua, Chile, a short “city” guide

Santa Cruz is a small town in the Colchagua Valley in Chile. It has around 40 000 inhabitants. It is the almost inevitable base-camp to explore the famous Colchagua Valley, and, for example, Lolol, Apalta, Cachapoal, Rapel, Curico, and other nearby valleys and regions. It is about 2 hours south of Santiago, in the Chilean region […]

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Traffic on Avenida de 9 Julio in Buenos Aires

Argentina FAQ: on tipping, transport, restaurants, currency, telecom etc

Useful tips on tipping, eating, money, taxis and other things when travelling in Argentina in South America. Take the advice here mainly as a pointer and an indication. Things change over time. Things can be different in different places. And things don’t always follow the rules. And the rules are not really rules but varying […]

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Chilean pesos

Chile FAQ: on tipping, transport, restaurants, currency, telecom etc

Practical tips on tipping, eating, money, taxis and other things when travelling in Chile in South America. Take the advice here mainly as a pointer and an indication. Things change over time. Things can be different in different places. And things don’t always follow the rules. And the rules are not really rules but varying […]

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Sunrise over Mendoza City and the Andes

Mendoza: What to see and do, and where to eat | a quick introduction

It’s as if someone had laid out the city on a chequerboard. The streets form a nice square pattern, at least in the old centre, around the central square, Plaza Independencia. Mendoza is a city that is at the same time big and small. It stretches far out from the centre but still feels like […]

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La Vinocave wine shop in Reims

Wine shops in Reims and Epernay in Champagne

The best place to buy champagne when visiting Champagne is of course at the wine growers’, and then preferably at one of the small independent producers who make grower’s champagne. They are typically more interesting, more individual and better value for money that the famous brands that come from the big and world-famous champagne houses. […]

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