Argentina | A Day in La Boca

Though certainly less shiny than some parts of Buenos Aires, it is in rambling La Boca’s trodden streets that one can see flakes of a glorious past. Once upon a time, this was a lively place of many colors. After exploring much of the area on foot, we made an obligatory stop at the La Boca stadium itself, which, like the neighborhood, has seen better days. It seemed to me a... Read More

Argentina | Ushuaia: Welcome to the World’s End

It was a beautiful flight here, but the arrival was less than stellar – a steady drizzle of cold, sharp rain made walking around town unpleasant, and prices made desirable accommodation most difficult to find. Luckily, we have found an absolute winner: Torre Al Sur. Though it’s a bit further from the commercial center of town, we both love the hostel’s atmosphere, complete... Read More

Argentina | Exploring the otherworldly of the world: Perito Moreno!

We’re finally here: deep Patagonia. After two looooong days on a bus, we emerged into the crisp, chilly air of El Calafate with some intensive zeal. I’m not entirely sure why we are this crazy, but we have decided to camp in this freakishly cold and windy place. Luckily, our site offers warm showers and a scrumptious parrilla, so I can’t complain too much, other than briefly... Read More

Argentina | Mendoza Tidbit: Esencias de la Tierra

Mendoza proper, the capital of the province, is not exactly what I expected, and I don’t necessarily have lots to gush about. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty to do in the area. Here, you’ll find: the biggest park ever (four-square-kilometer General San Martin Park), pleasant, leafy streets, some beautiful house watching, and ample outdoor activities, especially with the... Read More

Argentina | 5 Reasons to Visit Cafayate, Argentina’s Quiet Escape

When I first read about Argentina’s wine country in National Geographic’s 50 Places of a Lifetime, I was transfixed. It just looked so… relaxing. So, after our accidental arrival and subsequent stay in northern Argentina, we decided to start exploring the grape-covered landscape. An uneventful bus ride resulted in our very prompt arrival in Cafayate, a town which... Read More

Argentina | A Sunday in Salta

My how I love Argentina – I cannot even describe. On a Sunday in Salta, the shops are all closed, leaving a stillness in the city that only empty streets of cobbly stones and cathedrals can provide. In Salta, I am taken back to Milan. In Salta, I am in Europe. We started the day with a late lunch, typical for Argentineans, who often dine late into the night (sometimes not... Read More