Tips on How to Drink Yerba Mate

What is Yerba Mate?

I’ve always been a fan of tasting new beverages – especially when it’s the cultualy appropriate thing to do. Not sure if you know this about me or not, but after graduating from University I set out to Argentina to complete a TESOL course for teaching English. My time in the exciting city of Buenos […]

Photo Favorite: Storm and Sunset at Cabo Polonio, Uruguay


Location: Cabo Polonio, Uruguay Unfortunately while traveling through South America, I didn’t really take too many photos, nor was my camera equipment very advanced. Cabo Polonio is a tiny little town that is only accessible by 4 wheel drive truck. There were no roads, not really any form of communication, and the scenery was breathtaking. […]

Photo Favorite: The Devil’s Mouth, Iguazu Falls, Argentina


Location: Iguazu Falls, Argentina Your mind plays tricks if you look into the Devil’s Mouth for too long; I started seeing things, hallucinating, that feeling of not knowing if you’re the one moving or the water. Staring at Iguaza Falls in Argentina gave that same awe-struck jelly leg sensation, similar to looking up at the […]

Photo Favorite: Open view of Cerro Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina


Location: Cerro Fitz Roy Mountain, Patagonia, Argentina After taking a TEFL course in Buenos Aires in 2008, I headed south to catch a glimpse and do some hiking through Patagonia. Though my tropical skin didn’t adapt too well to the frigid conditions, I witnessed a few of the most impressive natural mountainous landscapes and glaciers […]

Photo Favorite: Colorful Wall Mural in Valparaiso, Chile


Location: Valparaiso, Chile About and hour away from Santiago, Chile is the pleasant port town of Valparaiso.  Colorful murals of art beautify the hill-enticing cobblestone streets that seem to endlessly wind up and down.  When I came across this mural, with the Chilean flag hanging from the window, I caught my breath and admired it […]