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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhat's the catch to using debit and credit cards in foreign countries? Credit cards usually pencil out several percentage points better than trading cash or travelers' checks. But keep in mind that when you use your card abroad -- either credit or...
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
Ralph Velasco of Newport Beach returned last month from an 11-day trip through South America that took in a lot of territory: Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. One of the highlights of the drive from Chile to Argentina was this slithering crossing of the...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Chile, Travel, Nikon Corp
Because every day feels more uncertain, we need our everyday wines -- something tasty, straightforward, and cheap in the glass -- to signify the day's end. For this, it's useful to maintain what I call a "working case" for your home, a boilerplate...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, France, Spain, Italy, Australia
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTheresa Fajardo had a moment of fright Friday afternoon as she waited to sing her solo in front of a nearly full house at Walt Disney Concert Hall. But as the gospel-style Christian anthem "Let Everything That Hath Breath" simmered to the drum beat,...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Antonio Vivaldi, France, Walt Disney, Schools
NEW YORK -- A lawyer has sued Delta Air Lines Inc. for nearly $1 million, claiming the company's incompetent and rude employees made his 80-year-old mother's birthday trip to South America a stressful, costly horror. Richard Roth said he and his family...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAn atmosphere of crisis and tumbling confidence has enveloped Argentina after five years of political stability and robust economic growth. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is facing a rancorous farm revolt in one of the world's major grain-...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPaul Emerson stepped under the warm light of a chandelier hanging in Emerson & Farrar, his jewelry shop in downtown Redlands. His tie was dimpled, his linen shirt smartly starched. "I just got this in last week," he said. He held out a pair of forceps;...
Tribune staff reporterThey're the South American equivalents of Williams, Ariz. And why? Because Williams only matters to us tourists -- and only has all those motel rooms -- because a well-known ditch called the Grand Canyon is an hour up the road. Ushuaia, in Argentina,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE "post-classic" era of winemaking is dawning, according to experts at the second Climate Change & Wine conference in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of last week. And it's going to be full of nasty surprises. What might "post-classic" wine be like?...
The selection is listed roughly from less full-bodied to more full-bodied. Note that, as the story suggests, Chenin Blancs can be all over the map; but the Vinum and the Huet are relatively light and dry. 2005 Vendemmia Bolognani Trentino Moscato Giallo....
Special to The TimesThe throb of tango music, the sizzle of grilling meat, crowded tables groaning under the weight of portable barbecues loaded with short ribs, sausages and yards of skirt steak that drape over the grills' edges. We're at Buenos Aires Grill in Northridge,...
Tags: Mashed Potatoes, Dining and Drinking, Sandwiches, Onions, Shrimp
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