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Old 28 May 2010
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Around the Americas...

Hola Amigos,
Yup, it's another trip around latin America. I'm planning on leaving the states mid october and thinking 8-10 months heading mostly down the west coast of central and south America and back up the east (lots of excursions in land in between). I'm also hopping to make parts of it into a culinary tour. I'm a photographer by trade and I'd like to do a photo journal on the different marcados and street foods and cooking techniques.
I'm still in the early stages of planning my route, and am looking to y'alls for some advice and some must see places as well as food and exotics eats. And if you're from central of south america, I'd love to meet up on the way. I'm not going on any time schedule and will happily change course for the right reasons so anywhere special you can recommend, please do. Also, as part of the culinary adventure, I'd love to volunteer at some restaurants, or be put to work on some farms, or fishing boats... I’m all about volunteering so any recommendations there would be appreciated as well.
Other things I hope to do on the trip... Meet different people and cultures of course, hike and/or climb, snorkel, surf, new experiences... Basically anything fun.
And finally, from those who have already done such a trip, any advice is more than welcome. I've read a lot of other peoples trip reports and blogs but keep 'em coming.
I’m definitely a bit nervous about this trip but getting pretty damn excited too.
Muchos Gracias everyone...
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You are welcome to come and stay with us in Mex City. My wife can cook some amazing Mex food and we can show you a lot of different types of food. Mex City is a great place to visit as there isa lot to see.

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Best food I had in 23,000 miles was on the water front at Poerto Montt, Chile and The largest hamburger I ever saw was in Uruguay (City started with S I think out in the middle of the country). This sound like a fun trip, wish I had 10 months to hunt out good food in South America.
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Garrydymond, I'd love to take you up on your offer. Last time I was in Mexico city was about 15 years ago and I loved the place. Definitely a must stop on the culinary two wheel adventure.

...and Road Hog, I just tagged Poerto Montt, Chile on my google earth.

Gracias y Salut,
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Medellin Steaks

You might also end up volunteering in my Argentinian Steakhouse/hostal in Medellin!
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we have info, route ideas etc....

hi dunters
you will love South America and its food!! we did. learn to make a great guiso (argentinian stew and you will never be without friends!)

if you want any GPS info you can download it from the front of our website 2ridetheworld.com go to the bottom and you will see it there!

and if you want a read any of our journal you can find it here -guesthouse addresses, routes, roads, etc are all in there plus lots of photos too just to get your travel juices run even more!
2ridetheworld.com : diary

there are so many great food places, markets etc however, when in Buenos Aires the one place not to miss for its meat and wine is 'cafe Establo' this is a parrilla al carbon place. it can be found at Paraguay 489- Capital. BA


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Medellin steaks? YES!!!

Hey Al,
thanks. I'd love to be put to work in your steak house. Look forward to meeting you.

...and Lisa, Wow, tons of information on your site, thanks. That's super helpful, I'll definitely read all your diary and make use of your GPS tracks. Looks like I missed you in Seattle but if you ever make it back through let me know. Happy travels.
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