Videos From The South or Videos From Places I’d Rather Be On My Birthday

Well it’s not officially my birthday yet for another hour — unless you’re in the Canadian Maritimes, in which case let the revelry begin — but I thought I’d go ahead and imagine spending it in a couple of places I’d rather be today, an annual tradition that I usually partake in given the fact that my birthday falls in the dead of winter and I’ve spent the majority of my life in some very un-tropical locations.

Okay, cruising through the frozen fjords of Chilean Patagonia may not be a huge departure from the frozen streetscapes of New York, but take a look at some of the views beginning on 2:24 that you’d get if you were there and I guarantee you wouldn’t be thinking twice about the cold. Plus, you’re in Chile. An hour flight and you’re back in warm paradise.

If you have more than a few days to spend in Buenos Aires, why not go ahead and sign up for a few tango lessons? It looks fun, it’s a great way to get a taste of the culture, and why wouldn’t you want to spend most of your waking hours there hand in hand with an instructor like Maria Jose?

Published on January 28, 2009