How to Travel with Yerba Mate – Safely and Legally

I’ve been safely traveling with yerba mate for almost a decade and I’ve never had any serious problems carrying yerba mate either directly on the plane in my carry-on luggage or my stowed-away (checked-in) luggage beneath the plane. So, rest assured, since yerba mate is Read More

Here’s How to Make Friends in Buenos Aires

The Paris of South America has been affectionately attributed to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. And after a few days there, you’ll begin to see how truly beautiful and mesmerizing Argentina can be. With a predominance of second and third generation Italian and Read More

Drinking Mate While Driving

Drinking and driving is bad. But what about our beloved mate? We can’t stop drinking this holy herb because we’re in a car. No sir! What sort of car ride would that be. A pretty boring one for a Matero. It doesn’t matter where I’m Read More

Sex & Mate

I hosted a Mate Circle a couple of months ago when I was still in Abu Dhabi and the topic of sex came up. A few friends and I entered into a deep discussion over feelings, and how male and females differ in their perceptions Read More

Argentina Bakery packed full of Yerba Mate

Yesterday I visited a typical Argentine bakery to get some “facturas”, or what the Argentines refer to as pastries and cookies that go along well with mate. Typically, these little “tiendas” here in Argentina are FULLY stocked with all sorts of yerba mate. The people Read More

Matt spreads some Mate Lovin’ in Nepal… Outdoors Style!

Matt of Circle of Drink continues to spread mate all across the world, from New York to Abu Dhabi and now to Nepal; as he continues his study and travels around the globe, he’s never short of his bombilla, yerba, and gourd! Sipping yerba mate Read More