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Germany Excerpt from “Our Book” Trekking the Globe

“PROST to München!” we toasted Munich Germany, the big city with small town ideas. Gemütlichkeit is what Germans call the convivial atmosphere of Bayern’s (Bavaria’s) capital. Even the uptight northern Germans come here to unwind in the vibrant setting of beer gardens shaded by giant chestnut trees, cavernous raucous beer halls, and endless eateries serving…

Soaking Up the Good Life in Los Cabos

By Irene Butler – Published in Travellady e-zine and Canadian Traveller Magazine – Click for our Mexico Photo Galleries My spirited steed Bambino galloped along the white sand beach. The sapphire Sea of Cortez lapped the shore on one side; desert shrub nodded lethargically in the sun on the other. This same stretch of sheltered…

Off the Gringo Trail in Peru

Sipán, Peru by Irene Butler Peru – Published in Travel Thru History E-Zine With the uncovering of over 1000 ceramic pots containing food for the afterlife, archaeologist Walter Alva knew his 1987 discovery near the village of Sipán, Peru was of major importance. I can only imagine his euphoria when under the pots he unearthed…

Patagonia: Land of Giants

Patagonia – By Irene Butler In 1520 Admiral Ferdinand Megellan landed on the shores of what is now known as Patagonia and immediately encountered the Tehuelche tribe. Ranging between six and six-foot-seven they appeared gigantic to the Admiral and his crew of short-statured Spaniards. Some say naming of Patagonia (an area comprising Southern Argentina and…