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Three Favorite Things in Sydney 2019 

Sydney was my first stop in Australia mostly because it was the cheapest city to fly into from New Zealand. I didn't really have many expectations for Sydney and as it turns out, that worked in my favor. I'm not going to talk about the Harbor Bridge or the Opera House because we have all seen them. Yes they are lovely and worth seeing, but let's talk about some less famous sights shall we?

1. Featherdale Wildlife Park- It's about and hour drive from Sydney and is a must do if you want to see some of…

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Visiting Hobbiton 2019 

Even though I haven't even seen the Hobbit movies (I saw the Lord of the Rings trilogy way back when) Hobbiton was a must see for me in New Zealand. I went as part of a tour that also took me to Rotorua and the Waitomo caves. I talk about those places in a different post. here are some things to know before visiting Hobbiton:

1. It is about a 2 hour drive from Auckland. If you are brave enough to drive on the other side of the road, you could rent a car and go there yourself. Although to be honest there is…

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Review of Eliza's Manor Boutique Hotel, Christchurch 2019 

Those of you who have been reading the blog know that I enjoy being lazy. And by the time I left my whirlwind tour of Auckland/Hobbiton/Rotorua I was exhausted. Also, unlike the other cities I have visited, Christchurch did not have a free walking tour to give me the lay of the land. So I was left to fend for myself. All of these events could have led to a miserable stay in Christchurch. Instead, what happened was an unexpected stay in a very beautiful old house-turned-B&B called Eliza's Manor Boutique

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3 Favorite Experiences in Buenos Aires 

I have SO MANY things to say about Buenos Aires. So many, in fact, that I have a podcast episode all about it! If you want to hear more, check out the This Bitch Travels podcast on iTunes, Spotify or pretty much anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts. Don't forget to rate/review/subscribe!

In the interest of time (and your reading pleasure) I will tell you my top 3 favorite things I did in Buenos Aires.

1. Visited a Tango Club. One of my bucket list items in Argentina was to take a tango lesson. You…

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1 Day at Iguazu Falls, 2019 

So the title is a lie. I was actually in Iguazu for 2 days. The first day I spent recovering from my nightmare of a plane ride that sent me to Buenos Aires after not being able to land in Puerto Iguazu. You can listen to my podcast about Iguazu Falls to hear more about that. But since I spent a day recovering, that left me with only 1 full day to explore the falls. I only toured the Argentine side because I didn't get a visa for Brasil. I don't feel like I missed anything by not going to the Brasil side…

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Visiting Cordoba, Argentina 2019 

I had never even heard of Cordoba before arriving in Argentina. As it turns out, Cordoba is the 2nd largest city in Argentina after Buenos Aires. Shows you what I know about cities in Argentina haha. To be honest, Cordoba was not on my list of places to see in Argentina at all. The only reason I went was that my friend who I am traveling with has a coworker who lives there and promised me that we would get an authentic Argentinean experience. And boy did she deliver on that promise! Here are some of my…

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Mendoza, Argentina City Visit 2019 

I have a separate post about visiting the wineries here. This post is about hanging out in Mendoza proper.

Mendoza is a city of almost 2 million people, but even in it's busiest parts it feels like a small town. There is one central tourist area that the locals will warn you to stay within, but some of the best things in the city are outside of those areas. For example, Mendoza has a large park that the locals are very proud of and that park is outside of the main tourist section. As with all travel in…

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Wine Tour Mendoza, Argentina 2019 

If you are visiting Mendoza and not planning to drink any wine, you are doing yourself a disservice. Mendoza has a long and complicated history with wine making, but is currently on top of it's game. You can do some wineries on your own, but to get there you either have to rent a car or hire a driver. You could also take a taxi outside of the city and rent a bike to drive to the wineries. It was at least 90 degrees Fahrenheit every day I was in Mendoza in mid-January, so riding a bike and drinking and…

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Visiting Santiago, Chile Jan 2019  

This post may feel a little lack-luster because I don't really have any dynamite thoughts on Santiago. It's a big city with things like shopping and parks as a to-do list. I'll tell you what I did/saw but I want you to be prepared to be underwhelmed. 

1. Walking tour: If you have been reading my blog as all then you will know that I always suggest starting with a walking tour. This particular tour starts at the art museum and makes you ride the subway. I was vaguely aware that Santiago had a subway and…

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Day trip to Ballestas Islands and Huacachina (Oasis) Peru   

This post details my experience with  PeruHop's 1 day tour from Lima to the Ballestas and Huacachina. I couldn't find the exact tour I took online, but this one is pretty close (and more expensive). I purchased my tour from the tourist information kiosk near Kennedy Park in Lima. It was $119 USD for the entire day.

Here's the important shit: Both the Ballestas and Huacachina are more than 4 hrs drive from Lima. The bus will pick you up from your hotel around 5am, along with all the other passengers from…

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