Dulce de Leche Overload in Argentina and Chile

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream at Mamusia
Dulce de leche is an iconic South American flavor. Milk and sugar cooked until the mixture is intensely creamy, rich, and caramelized- what’s not to love?

Over the past two months that we’ve spent in Chile and Argentina, we’ve considered it our duty to seek out the best dulce de leche flavored things. While we’ve seen a few dulce de leche flavored desserts in Chile, Argentina has definitely felt like the epicenter of all things dulce de leche. It’s in everything: ice cream, cookies, crepes, chocolates, and churros, the list goes on and on.

What’s even more amazing is that you can buy several kilogram tubs of it in grocery stores. Yum. During our travels through Chile and Argentina, our top priority was finding the best dulce de leche ice cream, but along the way we also discovered some other delicious treats like dulce de leche crepes, cakes, and pastries.   This post features only the best of the best that you must try when visiting these destinations.

A Fond Farewell - Our Tsunami Evacuation on Easter Island

The best sunset we had on Easter Island
The sky was on fire with purples and pinks and just the right amount of clouds: it was our last night on Easter Island and we were giddy that we finally had a good sunset. As we busily snapped our photos with silhouettes of moai in the foreground, a woman approached us. She seemed a bit worried and told us in Spanish that there had been a terremoto, an earthquake, near mainland Chile with a magnitude over 8.0 and that a tsunami warning was issued for Easter Island. She said she’d just received the warning on her phone and that we should get to higher ground immediately. We nodded and said ok, but as we looked around at all the other people she had told, no one seemed to be concerned or moving from their spots.

We went about our business for the next half an hour or so until the colors disappeared from the sky. As we were leaving the sunset spot a cop car pulled up to where we were sitting, and several others could be seen in the distance.

Our night was just beginning.

3 Destinations We Need to Visit on a Mediterranean Cruise

Now that we’ve been traveling around the world for over 300 days, every once in a while we get a little run down and need time to rest and reflect. And it seems during these times of reflection, more and more often our conversations turn to one of us asking, “Hey, remember when we did that Caribbean cruise?” which sets off lots of ooh’s and mmm’s from both of us when we think about how relaxed we were and how much fun we had visiting a new island every day. Then we look at each other and agree that we need to do another cruise, and soon.

With all the delicious food, sunshine, and hospitality we experienced in the Mediterranean, we think going for luxury and looking at these cruises in the Mediterranean would be a great opportunity to get back and visit some new destinations that we missed on our land based tour at the beginning of this trip.

Where would we like to go?  The following destinations are quite high on our list.

Behind the Scenes of a RTW Trip - Month 10 Travel Review

Top of the Mountain in El Bolson, Argentina
We are flying past day 300 now.  We've now marked the end of our 10th month of this trip!   This past month has been an interesting one for us because we've spent the entirety of it in Chile and Argentina which are very similar cultures.  As we are normally moving relatively with a relatively fast pace, this puts these destinations in a rare category of places we've spent more than a month in (with Thailand, India, and Nepal).

But as much as we're having a great time here, we're ready to move on to something new and will be giving away some of our plans in this Month 10 review post!

As with our last report, each month we feature a travel review of the highlights, lowlights, and spending we had during the course of our adventure.  These are provided as a snapshot of what our RTW trip is like for your reference, although we know that every trip is different.  .