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[Inspired primarily by the restaurant Desnivel in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, and Pablo Neruda’s Odes to the onion, tomatoes, and the lemon… ]   Your name emerged From Google Maps and the Guide du Routard With such promise We timidly peeked Into what was a nondescript entrance Only to be welcomed By a glorious smell Of roasting meet And the visual delight Of an overloaded grill Right there in the entrance Waiting, beckoning us   So we dove in And ordered a few cuts Of red meat Red, like a heart full of love Red, like a rose in bloom Red, like full lips waiting for a kiss So

Up in the hills outside of Rocha, a small town North East of Uruguay’s capital Montevideo, sits what looks like a hobbit house. Three geodesic domes built of wood, mud, and thatch sit overlooking a gently sloping piece of land called “Tierra Alegre” or “Happy Earth”. This is Juli and Libre’s little piece of paradise. They moved here a few years ago when Juli was pregnant with their son Indi – who has the longest eyelashes I have ever seen and is now two years old. Also a part

Our week in Patagonia can be split into three segments: Our time in El Calafate and specifically the big ice hike we did on the Perito Moreno glacier, the 30h stint we did in Chile at Puerto Natales and hiking in the Torres del Paine national park, and the three days spent hiking in El Chalten. A Glacier Up Close and Personal We landed in El Calafate and went straight to our hostel, I Keu Ken, where Patricio at the front desk introduced us to the town and helped us

Fact: avocados are delicious. I am not sure it is possible to get tired of eating avocado – its versatility as a food is limited only by our imagination. I have heard of replacing butter with avocado in baking recipes as well as breading and frying slices of avocado as fries. All that to say, we would love to have avocados on our future farm. So as we perused Workaway, we decided to look for an avocado farm to go spend some time on and learn what growing avocados

Itinerary & Recommendations South Island: Christchurch – Mount Potts & Mount Sunday – Geraldine – Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki – Glenorchy – Te Anau & Milford Sound – Wanaka & Mount Iron & Diamond Lake – Franz Josef Glacier – Hoikitika – Punakaiki – Cape Foulwind – Abel Tasman National Park – Picton North Island: Wellington – Flying Fox / Whanganui National Park – Lake Taupo – Rotorua – Auckland – Whangarei Kamo & Mount Audrey – Auckland If we were to do this part of the trip again, we

Itinerary Hobart – Paradise – Cradle Mountain – Launceston-ish – Bay of Fires – Wineglass Bay – Hobart Our Campervan Adventure Tasmania blew our minds, and we did not even see half the things there were to see on the island. After our two week stay at Tiger Hill Farm in Buckland, we spent a few days in the quaint city of Hobart – with more second hand bookstores than pubs, and a lot of pubs – before heading off to explore the North of the island. The challenge was

Over the past five years or so, a growing number of friends have traveled to Myanmar. No matter their background, travel experience, or personality, everyone raved about it. As a results, we were excited to discover the country and came in with high expectations. Often a mistake, but it was inevitable. We had a classic ten-day program: two days each in Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan, an overnight trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake, and another day and night in Yangon before flying back to Bangkok. The unaccounted for days/nights

Continued from the blog about the Four Seasons Chiang Mai, their vegetable garden, and Royal Projects in Thailand. When a friend pointed us to a permaculture farm about 90min north of Chiang Mai (thank you Stella!), we investigated and decided to go for a visit (volunteering requires a different visa in Thailand so that was unfortunately not an option). This turned into a fascinating 24h excursion. We arrived at Earth Home Thailand in the afternoon and were treated to a delicious late lunch prepared by the founder, P’Thongbai Leknamnarong. After

We love food and we are aspiring farmers, so with the anniversary of our civil wedding coming up on August 2 and having just found out about the Thai Royal Projects focused on organic farming as an alternative to opium production and which the Four Seasons Chiang Mai worked closely with… naturally, I reached out to the Four Seasons to explain our interest and book a table for dinner to celebrate our (belated) honeymoon. The Four Seasons Chiang Mai feels like a hidden piece of paradise, combining modern amenities

When our initial plan for Thailand, a ten-day Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Rak Tamachat farm, fell through due to a change of date on their part, we were on the road and taken by surprise. In spite of many friends raving about Thailand, I was a bit worried it would be overly touristy and that our lack of research would backfire into a lukewarm trip. Luckily, Facebook saved the day. We crowdsourced what we should do during our ten days, and the verdict was loud and clear: go play

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