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Archive for March, 2005

30 Mar

Precious chocolate!

Cripes, as I have hinted in previous blogs today, I have been on a quest to find Sahne Nuss chocolate with Almadres (ie chocolate with Almonds). This Chilean chocolate (albeit, now owned by Nestle) is truly a little charmer hidden in this South American country – its not found anywhere else in South America and […]

30 Mar

Watch your step in Valpariso!

Cripes! I´m amazed I haven´t broken my ankle or knocked myself out in this town! Valpariso is located 10km south of Vina del Mar and its where I was to pick up my ship, the Polar Star for the voyage north to Panama. Lecturing – its a tough life! Once again, I think I got […]

29 Mar

Dirt+Noise = Gorgeous sunset

Well, made it to Vina del Mar in Chile… I never made it to this coastal city (play beack of Santiago natives no doubt) when I worked here in the 90s so interesting to see what the Chilean equate with beachside resort. Poor planning resulting in large noisy roads along the beach seems to be […]

28 Mar

The arm rest divide

OK… If you are flying in economy and have to share the arm rest with someone who is a complete and utter stranger, who out there thinks that the shared arm rest should be off limits??? I think it should be acceptable to rest one´s arm beside the armrest but to actually put one´s elbow […]

27 Mar

Rain :-)

I’d have to be one of the few people who is currently welcoming rain! And it is gloriously raining in Vancouver – yay! It feels like I haven’t seen rain since the deluge I endured in Russia last year which lasted 60 days and 60 nights (maybe longer – I eventually escaped…). Of course, the […]

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