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Four Nights in Brazil, Part 5: Sheraton Iguazu and the Argentine Side of Iguazu Falls

I could have just done a day trip from Foz do Iguassu to the Argentine side of the falls, but I decided that the Sheraton in the park on the Argentine side seemed more relaxing given the extra time I had. And while I had 2 more expensive taxi rides, it… Read more »

Four Nights in Brazil, Part 4: One Side of the Falls:  TAM from Rio (GIG) to Foz do Iguacu (IGU), the Wyndham Golden Tulip, and the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls

This is Part 4 of a series of trip reports on my November trip to Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls. In this post, I’ll cover my trip from Rio to Foz do Iguacu, and my stay on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Note, there is no traffic at… Read more »

Brazil Mileage Run Preview

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My October and November have been a little more hectic than anticipated due to my decision to buy a condo and move in between two international adventures.  But I *will* get back to blogging about my Korea and Taiwan adventure– especially given the lengthy coach flights and long layovers I… Read more »

Trip Report: Four Days in Buenos Aires, and Back to NY

Buenos Aires is a city with not a lot of must-see sights, but certainly a lot of explorations.  In my 3.5 days, I was able to wander a good portion of the City’s very distinct neighborhoods. On my first day, after checking in at the Intercontinental, I made my way… Read more »

Hotel Review: Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

I was very excited for my stay at the Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires.  Everyone had told me that the hotel was luxurious, gorgeous, well-appointed, and with a high level of service.   After staying there for two nights, I can confirm that the hotel was certainly very nice, but it… Read more »

Hotel Review: Intercontinental Buenos Aires

I knew I was spending three nights in Buenos Aires, and started from the proposition I’d spend my last two nights at the uber-luxe Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, using free nights I’d gotten for signing up for the Hyatt Visa.  With rates of over $400 a night,… Read more »

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Mendoza

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Mendoza doesn’t suffer from a lack of hotels- either independent or affiliated with major international chains.  But it was a pretty unanimous recommendation that I stay at the Park Hyatt Mendoza if possible, based on both the facility and its location, right on the main square in town. The best… Read more »

Over the Andes and into Mendoza

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After two days in Santiago, it was time to head over the border into Argentina. Mendoza was a bit of an accidental destination for me.  I had really wanted to go to Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego.  Oddly, LAN never releases any award seats to its partners on flights to… Read more »