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Penguins

“I want to see some penguins,” my sister Kathi insisted, “Patagonia is as close as I’ll probably get Antarctica.” We were planning a trip with our mother. The three of us hadn’t traveled overseas together since Kathi and I were kids—in the summer of 1970 we drove across Western Europe in a candy-apple-red Volkswagen Square…

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Ten things I love about Argentinians

I’d been to Argentina before and I fell in love with Argentina and Argentinians. But on this recent return trip I figured out why. 1. They pronounce the “ll” sound as “sh” instead of “y” as it is anywhere else in the Spanish speaking world. The result is soft and hypnotizing. Como te shiama? 2.…