Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What should we do? Seeking recommendations...

"You'll have to see the penguins of Patagonia!"
"You'll have to add that to your list of things to do!"

As we have started telling people all about our trip and our plans, people have suggested many awesome things for us to see and do while we are traveling. Someone will always say "add that to your list!" The embarrassing problem is that we have been so busy getting ready for this trip, we don't actually have a list of things that we want to do while traveling.

We have some ideas specific to Chile or South America, such as:

  • See the Andes mountains and the beaches of the Pacific
  • Go wine tasting in the Chilean wine region
  • Visit Patagonia and the southern regions of Chile, hopefully to see some penguins
  • Travel to Buenos Aires and learn to tango
  • See the famous Iguaco Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil
And of course, some ideas that would apply for traveling anywhere:
  • Make lots of new friends
  • Try new foods (though we are sticking to vegetarianism)
  • Read good books (any recommendations?)
  • Keep a journal, which will be on this blog
I guess that is the starting point of a list. But now we want to hear from all of you! What recommendations do you have? Anyone been to Chile and know of a must-see? Any general traveling suggestions? Or life suggestions?

Leave us comments below, and I will write a follow up post highlighting some new ideas.


  1. I really, really, want you guys to buy bikes that you fall in love with.

  2. Thanks B - we hope so too :) I also hope that it seems safe to bike in the streets there. We'll find out soon!

  3. Also, set some Strava PR's in new places!

  4. If you're interested in fiction that takes place in Chile, you should read stuff by Isabel Allende. A lot of her novels are set in Chile and explain parts of its history. They are basically where my knowledge of Chile comes from (well, her books and 11th grade American Studies). Plus, they're racy.

  5. wow Mr. Ribnick ur having fun which is great to know.
    i Love ur blog