Random Acts of Training #3

2014.Dec.19 Friday
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Yes indeed folks, it’s time for another adventure on a train. I’ve adjusted the randomizer and, away we go. First off, where to start from? There are basically seven lines to pick from, and which one gets drawn from the hat? The Uriarte Urquiza line, which means, marching myself (okay, subway) across the city to […]

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Bite Marks #8

2014.Dec.18 Thursday
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Time for another round of casual eats! I don’t know what possessed me to order a Suprema Maryland as a delivery – fried things are rarely a good move – they tend to steam and get soggy by the time they arrive. Maybe it’s because La Barra, Juncal 2383 is only a few blocks away […]

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A First Look at a Reboot

2014.Dec.14 Sunday
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One of the worst social situations that you can find yourself in is having to take sides in a divorce. Now, luckily, no one has asked me to take sides, but at the same time, after a split-up between friends, there’s at least a twinge of awkwardness here and there. I don’t know what led […]

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Meshugenah for Mishiguene

2014.Nov.30 Sunday
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Argentina has a large middle eastern population. Within the context of a 40 million or so general census, approximately 1.3 million are directly of middle eastern heritage, and another 2.2 million are of mixed middle eastern and latin american ancestry. By far the largest percentage are Syrian or Lebanese, with significant percentages from Armenian, Egyptian, […]

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Bite Marks #7

2014.Nov.20 Thursday
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With exploring chili rabbits and cooking and everything else, I’m constantly amazed that I actually still have time to get out and have a bite or four at various new spots every few weeks, but somehow I manage. Of course, the chili rabbit project was spread out over weeks and I really only had to […]

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Chili Rabbit

2014.Nov.18 Tuesday
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I’ve recently become enamored of a particular Peruvian dish, the ajiaco con conejo. Actually, any ajiaco, because it’s one of the most delicious Peruvian potato preparations I’ve tried – when done right. Now, ajiaco basically means something in a chili sauce. The Peruvian version is quite different from the better known Colombian one, which is […]

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Into the Falls

2014.Nov.16 Sunday
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I’ve kind of said what there is to say about the trip to Iguazu Falls in the last two posts. The Argentine side, given that we were staying in Puerto Iguazu, was a much quicker trip to get to, we didn’t have to start out quite as early – though there was still an hour […]

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Falling in Brazil

2014.Nov.15 Saturday
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So it was off the next morning bright and early to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls. The question for me was whether my DNI would get me across the border without a visa. According to the Brazilian embassy, Americans are required to have visas even if they have a Mercosur residency DNI. According […]

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The Iguazu Tease

2014.Nov.14 Friday
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We do a lot of shopping at Disco supermarket. It’s the closest to home, it’s better quality products, for the most part, than the other supermarket in the ‘hood, Coto, albeit slightly more expensive. And they give points. It’s like when I was a kid, my mom would collect S&H green stamps and we would […]

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