Chile

Getting Robbed in Chile Made My Trip Better

Talia Ricci | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada Travel
Talia Ricci

My friend Julia and I arrived in Santiago, picked up a map and walked to Central Plaza de Armas Square. It wasn't too long before I heard my friend scream. After a couple of seconds of shock it finally registered that a man had been following us and had just ripped my friend's purse off of her and ran. Julia had just lost the majority of her money, her IDs, visa, debit, iPhone and her passport. I started to panic.

A Novice Hiker Takes on the Mountains of Patagonia

Jonathan Duke | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Travel
Jonathan Duke

I had already been enjoying the relaxed pace of rural Patagonia for a couple weeks and I'd decided to settle down in El Chalten, the trekking capital of Argentina, for a week. We set out for Cerro Fitz Roy base camp, a 26 kilometre round trip. This granite spear peaks at 3,375 metres and attracts hardcore climbers from the world over. From here the real work began.

Argentina, Bete Noire of the G20

Andrew Cooper | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

On top of the generalized global interest about Argentina's move to nationalize its largest energy company YPF, the majority owner of which had been the Spanish energy company Repsol, there is a special local twist as the Mexican President Felipe Calderón has been particularly critical of Argentina's move calling it "very regrettable."

What is Your Kafka Plan Frequent Flyer Number?

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada
Shahid Mahmood

People whose names show up on No-Fly or Selectee Lists have no recourse in Canada. Air Canada could not remove my name from Federal No-Fly or Selectee Lists. My problems have been complicated with this latest Interpol incident -- illustrating the disregard this current government has shown in protecting the privacy of Canadian citizens.

Cheaper and Better Wines

Erin and Courtney Henderson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Living
Erin and Courtney Henderson

We have a secret. When we go wine shopping, we like to play a game. It's called the Cheaper and Better Game. The rules of this game are simple: find the best wines we can for $15 and under.

Small Countries Weathering the Recession: Crashing and Burning or Rising From the Ashes

Andrew Cooper | Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

The post-Cold War years were good for the fortunes of small countries. Small states did indeed seem beautiful in the 1990s and early 2000s. The end o...