What a nice rr, read it all in (almost) one sitting... Very entertaining writing style!
Should be a must read for those people complaining about the "bad" food in Latin America... this shows you just have to be open to trying different things and not only stick to the chain brands you are used to at home (which IMO suck big-time even in the US) , after all, the different/new food is a big part of the trip to a different place!
Sorry you missed some of the greatest scenery in Latin America (Bolivia and Southern Chile/Argentina), but I'm guessing you'll be back
Looking forward to reading the end of your trip.