Monthly Archives: May 2012

Snapshots from Argentina, March 2012: Hostile youth

I chuckle in recognition when someone’s negative review of a youth hostel on a travel website begins, “Maybe I’m just getting too old for these places, but…”  Until my recent trip to Argentina, I thought I’d given up hostels for … Continue reading

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Dumb things I did on vacation: Leaving my wallet unleashed

On a Saturday evening in the central Sierras of Argentina, I learned the hard way a couple of things:  that I should beware the moment when I feel relaxed – at least, in a large city with which I’m unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Dumb things I did on vacation, March 2012: Leaving town

From my personal journal, three weeks after I returned from my third trip to Argentina: “If you’re going to start a long trip on the wrong foot, why not begin in your hometown – hey, why not 3 blocks from … Continue reading

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