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Headed down to the end of the world

Shortly, we'll be on our way to the far ends of South America, so blogging will be sporadic and most likely quite different. Two years ago we went to Argentina about this same time of the year, and I think I arrived there about a week after the market hit its fearsome low in March 2009. This time the trip will be far less burdened by concerns for the future of the country and the health of our investments.

We'll be spending a day in Buenos Aires, then 8 days in southern Patagonia: El Calafate (in the heart of Argentina's glacier district; El Chaltén, at the foot of spectacular Mt. Fitz Roy; and Chile's Torres del Paine national park. We return for a few more days in Buenos Aires, followed by some time in Tucumán, where we will be attending a wedding and getting reacquainted with family and friends. On our way back we'll stop in Chaco, in the northeastern part of Argentina, to check in on a Grameen-style bank that we helped establish some years ago. I hope to have time to post photos and commentary along the way, as this should be a welcome respite for all.

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