Torres del Paine – III – Completing the Loop

Intro | Part I | Part II | Part III Day 7 - Campamento Italiano Map (link) | Distance: 7.5 km + 5 km | Time: 1.75 hours + 3 hours The hike from Paine Grande to Italiano is one of the shortest hikes in the park, designed so hikers can enjoy a "day hike"…

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Torres del Paine – II – John Gardner and Glacier Grey

Intro | Part I | Part II | Part III Day 4 - Campamento El Paso (John Gardner Pass ⛰️) Map (link) | Distance: 8 km | Time: 7.5 hours We had been gently warned by the rangers that most hikers should leave camp around 7:30 am to climb the John Gardner Pass, so despite…

Adventure with our Toronto neighbours in Mexico City!

In Toronto our neighbours, Greg and Adrienne, also happen to be old friends of ours. Greg and I attended high school together, and so we were all delighted to find out we were living in the same building, on the same floor. To keep the coincidences coming, a week after we booked our trip to…

We made it to Mexico City! (Just in time for an earthquake)

For the next week we are in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in the Americas (fighting neck and neck with Sao Paulo for the top listing). We arrived yesterday, and so far we are having a great time! Of course, if you've been reading the news you also know…

We learned how to make pierogi this Christmas!

Every year for Christmas, my Nana Helen (mother of my mother) makes pierogies. My mom's side of the family is Polish/Ukrainian, and while we dabble only very lightly in Eastern European holiday tradition, pierogies and sour cream are staples at all family events (along with cabbage rolls and borscht, but pierogies are the undeniable fan…