The Taste of South America

As I was walking down a strange back street of residential Buenos Aires on a cold dark night, towards the address of Colombian brothers, who I’d never met or heard of, on the recommendation of someone I’d never met, or heard of, it did cross my mind that if things went  awry, I could be […]

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Facts always get in the way

There is a saying that says, ‘Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.’  I am pro the use of this phrase. However, it has been pointed out to me that the hotel my cousin works at supplies more than just strawberry jam.  He has even supplied photo proof. As I am a […]

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The Strawberry Jam conspiracy

I freely admit I’m not a regular hotel stayer…but every time I do, the only jam available is strawberry.  Not apricot, not plum, not mixed berry…strawberry is the only jam available.  Occasionally they’ll have marmalade and/or honey, but the only jam is strawberry. I can’t help but wonder if there is some kind of agreement […]

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Holiday Highlights

When you come back from holiday, everyone asks you what your highlight was, like you have to choose one thing to be the favourite. That’s way too hard for me to do. A better thing to ask would be, ‘What was your favourite food?’ Although in my particular case, that would probably be a toss-up […]

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Jamon y Queso para Desayunar

That title sounds a whole lot fancier than Ham and Cheese for breakfast and if the Spanish is better I say, roll with it, or … Que Rollo.  (don’t translate that, it’s probably something completely different) I’ve been taking Spanish lessons for quite a while now and the past 2 days have taught me that […]

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