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Latin America's largest air carrier has expanded their horizons by tapping the lucrative LGBT travel market and launching a full travel website devoted to gay travel in South America. LAN Airlines' fresh site is an extension of the main page for the airline, but has features to celebrate the diversity that the continent offers to gay and lesbian travelers.
Believe it or not, LAN isn't the first airline to be as open online as they are open-minded; they join the ranks of Delta, Virgin America and Southwest in their commitment to inclusion. The carrier also will be a competitor for American Airlines, which consistently takes top honors as "Best Airline" to the gay community.
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Have you wondered lately what the hell Cyndi Lauper has been up to lately? Well, aside from developing some lipstick shades with Lady Gaga, Cyndi is apparently all about serenading air travelers, as she performed two songs live on Friday at the Buenos Aires International Airport. Oh yes, and she's making award-winning Blues music too, but back to the airport singing...
According to the Daily Mail, Lauper was in BA on her world tour for her recent Blues album when flight delays turned the airport into a mess of worried and furious travelers. To diffuse the situation, the airport introduced Cyndi, and she began with her hit "Girl Just Wanna Have Fun," completely without accompaniment (unless count everyone else around her joining in on the refrain).
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When we think of the Beatles we usually think of Liverpool—or lately iTunes—but it looks like Buenos Aires wants to be one of the top spots when it comes to checking out their mop tops.
Rodolfo Vazquez, who we can only describe as a super fan, has collected over 8,500 pieces of Beatles history and has put it all on display for the public to check out. Back in 2001, the people at Guinness paid him a visit to certify that he had the largest collection of Fab Four junk in the world, and since then his collection has continued to grow. Unfortunately, the new space is only able to accommodate about a quarter of what he owns, so you’ll have to come back every year and hope that he rotates the displays in and out.
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When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!
During a recent trip our friend made to Buenos Aires, he managed to raid the candy aisles and bring us back two very colorful chocolately gifts: the Tita and Rhodesia bars, made in Argentina. We sample them and would go back for more, definitely.
The Taste: Let's start with TIta, because that one is definitely our favorite. The ingredients are pretty basicmilk chocolate over biscuit cookies and dulce de lechebut they come together to form the perfect bite for those nights when you just want a bite of something sweet, but not too much. It's like that, and pretty substantial for the two bites it actually is.
Rhodesia is a tad larger than Tita, but it's got less to it. Where Tita had thicker biscuit cookies inside, this is has wafers with a slight citrus hunt. It also broke apart and got crumbly quickly, so you're forced to eat it all in almost one gulping bite.
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Airline labor unions often have debates so convoluted that we tend to find them just aggravatingly myopic and selfish, but then it goes to another level.
The newest example is what happened in Argentina over the weekend, where Buenos Aires was effectively shut down because two douchebag Aerolineas Argentinas pilots from two different unions got into a fist fight with each other. Instead of saying something like "yeah, our pilots probably shouldn't have done that," their respective unions threw temper tantrums and went on strike to protect them.
The result: the airline had to be shut down. Argentina's chief domestic airport, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, had to be closed. The country's top international airport, Ezeiza International Airport, tried to handle the overload, and more or less failed. Tens of thousands of travelers saw their flights moved or canceled. Hundreds of thousands saw their travel weekend become a disaster.
Today, Argentina legalized same-sex marriage, making it the first South American country (and a very Catholic one, at that) to do so. Aside from this being excellent for locals who are ready to take their relationship to the final step, we immediately thought: destination weddings!
For gay couples in America, the typical idea was to run for the border to Canada, have a destination wedding there where it is legal, and head back down into the States as a married pair. And then more US states came over to the rainbow side by also legalizing same-sex marriage, andignoring the California crisissome of the world's biggest powers, too.