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Charlie and Steve's Excellent Adventure

Tasting the world one meal at a time

Month / January 2015

While you were working – A perfect day, La Constancia, Argentina

The soundtrack to this morning is that iconic Lou Reed song, perfect day, an old classic that never gets tired, with no tricks, bells or whistles, it’s timeless because it’s simply good. Jumping into this Argentinian ranch stay concept we’re flooded with a similar approach to our days; no tricks or games, just loaded with […]

While you were working – Another capital? Cordoba, Argentina

It’s 24 hours later, an overnight bus done and we’re still not hungry. We’re still probably not sober yet either but that’s an implicit characteristic of visiting Sayta ranch. Somewhat annoyingly our tenth overnight bus thus far warranted a splurge on the ‘cama’ seats, the South American bus version of aircraft business class; and we’re […]

While you were working – No apology necessary, Sayta, Argentina

Such a strange arrangement of circumstances, when similarity repeated refuses to become tedious, instead becomes all the more enthralling. Welcome to Sayta where days and nights roll together in a barely perceptible tidal ebb and flow, the hypnotic rhythm predictable and all the more entrancing for being so. There is asado for lunch every day […]

While you were working – Back in the saddle, Sayta, Argentina

The far too brief handover from dinner to breakfast takes place over the typically pithy sweet bread and tea; this new day starting barely distinct from the previous. Nursing a healthy dose of withdrawals from our continuous alcohol lifestyle we are bizarrely not offered wine for breakfast from the punishing hospitality at Sayta. More wine […]

While you were working – Empty celebrity, Salta, Argentina

We all know a name don’t we, that sad state of affairs with both the person and the fame itself competing to comment most insultingly on all of us. Like a great archaeological urn: beautiful, powerful, valuable and all together empty of everything it hints at containing; Not to mention fake, disappointment is its currency. […]

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