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Launching Dogeared Passport

Happy New Year everyone! For 2019 I’m launching dogearedpassport.com. Dogeared Passport has all the content of my old blog, Cooking in Tongues, in an easier to navigate and more photo-focused package. I hope you will enjoy the new format as … Continue reading

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Uncorked Wine Tours, Santiago, Chile

March 23, 2018 Written by Don Uncorked Wine Tours Wanting to learn a little more about the important Chilean wine industry we decided on a tour of the Casablanca Valley. The valley lies about an hour west of Santiago on … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining in Pucón, Lake District, Chile

March 5-7, 2018 Pucón, on the banks of Lake Villarrica with views of the Villarrica Volcano, is one of the top tourist destinations in the Lake District and great for organizing outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, volcano climbing and … Continue reading

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Mini Ice Trek with Hielo y Aventura, Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

February 26, 2018 The ice hike on the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of my favorite experiences in South America. In fact, this is the second time I have done this trek. If you can fit it into your schedule … Continue reading

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El Chalten with Walk Patagonia – Review

In February of 2018 we did 4 days of hiking with Walk Patagonia. The first day was really a warm-up with just a short hike to the Huemul Glacier Viewpoint followed by a cruise on Lago del Desierto. Day 2 … Continue reading

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Refugio Los Cuernos to Hotel Las Torres, Torres del Paine, Chile

This is post 7 in a series of a 7 day/6 night guided hike in Torres del Paine National Park with Dittmar Adventures. We followed the modified O Trek which connects camps Japones and Dickson over the Oggioni Pass. As … Continue reading

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Coto Language Academy Activities, Tokyo Japan

September 2017 Coto Language Academy offers various Japanese classes for foreigners. I spent 4 weeks in an intensive course (level Beginner 2) in September of 2017 to learn enough Japanese to make traveling in Japan both easier and more fun. … Continue reading

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Castle and Sushi in Odawara, Japan

October 7-9, 2017 If you are taking the shinkansen (bullet train) to Hakone, a mountainous weekend getaway out of Tokyo, you might find yourself in Odawara. How about a castle and sushi before heading into the mountains? Odawara Castle, a … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining in Kanazawa, Japan

October 1, 2017 For sights in Kanazawa see the previous post.   Hotel Resol Trinity This Western style hotel is a nice break from a series of ryokan. Not that I don’t like the ryokan experience but sometimes it’s nice … Continue reading

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Honjin Hiranoya Annex, Takayama, Central Honshu, Japan

September 30, 2017 For sights in Takayama please see the previous post. The Honjin Hiranoya Annex an upscale ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel) is very Western friendly. The staff speaks good English, they take care of your car and they offer … Continue reading

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