Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

We cross borders by land in a CR-V with US passports and our two dogs. We do not carry drugs or weapons or disallowed fruit (usually). These articles are not a definitive guide to crossing borders nor should they be used as a sole source of information. They are our experiences. When, Where, and Which … Read more


It is no coincidence that we ended up spending more time in Buenos Aires than in any other destination. With history and architecture and arts and parks and cafes and tango and futbol and protests and medialunas and beef and wine, it’s a truly world class city. From afar you might mistake it for one … Read more

Brazilian Visa in Buenos Aires

US passport holders require a visa to enter Brazil. They should be valid for 10 years, 90 days at a time, up to 180 days per year. You can get one pretty easily in Buenos Aires. Here is how to theoretically go about doing this (details about our experience are below): Reserve an appointment at … Read more

San Telmo, Buenos Aires ice cream parlor

Oops. We haven’t written a blog post in 26 days. That might be a new record. Anyway… Disclaimer: Buenos Aires is a huge and cosmopolitan city. As such, what is written below is not in any way trying to pass itself off as a definitive guide to BA dining, only to give you an idea … Read more