I always wondered how Patagonia became Patagonia. The historical answer is that Magellan in 1520 used the word patagón to describe the Indians of the region. But more than just the history, I wondered how this region became so popular among travelers. It’s a unique region that spans two countries and seems to maintain an […]
Things to do in Argentina :
- Spend some time appreciating the street art with a graffiti art tour in Buenos Aires.
- Learn about the tango culture in Buenos Aires with a visit to a Milonga.
- Iguazu Falls – it may not be the biggest, the tallest or the most powerful, but it is the most impressive waterfall I’ve seen.
- Explore one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires – San Telmo – with a food lover’s walking tour. Empanadas, choripan sandwiches, provoletas and ice cream!
Hotels in Argentina :
- El Pilar is a great place to start your El Chalten hiking from and is run by two of the nicest people I met in all of Argentina.
- Staying in a shared home can help combat road loneliness – especially for the solo traveler. At this Airbnb home in the Almagro neighborhood, I made some long-lasting friendships.
Food in Argentina :
- Try out the official drink of Patagonia – mate. This herbal drink is ubiquitous and has many rules and rituals accompanying its consumption.
- Enjoy dinner in a puerto cerrados – or “closed door” – restaurant. These are dining experiences in people’s private homes and offer a great way to enjoy local cuisine and great conversation with a small group of people.
Pictures of Argentina :
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I’ve been traveling for 7 years, thanks to a little luck, I’ve had relatively few bad luck experiences. Sure, I’ve experienced some issues – luggage delayed a number of times, flights canceled, items stolen, faulty gear, and illnesses. But none of these things were ever really serious or horrible. Not like my friend Charlie’s story […]
Sometimes I feel like I’m one of those people living in the US for 20+ years and they still don’t speak English – yet they somehow get by. I used to look at them and wonder how that was possible. How can the old woman in China Town get through each day without really knowing […]
Meat Lovers Parrilla Tour
It’s 11:30PM, you are drinking Malbec and socializing with friends across a long table. The noise is deafening – but it’s the noise of joy, fun, and laughter that only friends can share. Your waitress brings out a big plate of sizzling meat and sets it in the middle of the table with a cloud […]
Argentina Glacier Photography
Earlier this week I wrote all about the two famous glacier treks you can do in Argentina/Patagonia. One of my favorite things about trekking Perito Moreno and Viedma glaciers were the views and perspective you had on the ice. You can’t really appreciate the sheer size and power of a glacier until you walk on […]
The Cebador hands me the cuia, I pause for a moment and think about everything I have learned. I slowly extend my right hand looking him in the eyes and giving him a slight nod. I take the first drink from the bombilla careful not to move it around but instead let it sit stiffly […]
Perito Moreno Vs. Viedma Glacier Tour
In this corner – we have the world champion Perito Moreno Glacier known through out the world for it’s heavyweight size and knock-out calving punch. In the other corner we the Viedma Glacier – a scrappy new opponent offering a powerful one-two punch of adventure and crevasses. Lets get ready to rumble! Two Glaciers, both […]
Coming to My Rescue
I’m walking towards the door, I remember reaching my hand to grab the handle and turn and then my vision went black. I feel arms around me as my legs go limp and I feel like one of those toy giraffes who’s limbs were held attached by elastic string. When you hit the button on […]
Where Sheep Roam – Patagonia
They were lurking in the landscapes – I knew they were there – but you seldom see them. Occasionally – among the flat golden grasses you’d see one, on his horse, with his signature gaucho beret hat, quiet aura, and chiseled features. He had an eye on the cattle or sheep with the help of […]
Patagonia is a part of the world that is meant to seen in a super wide perspective. I spent a month in Patagonia and not a day went by where I didn’t stop, look around me and think “This is perfect”. I felt like the sky and clouds could swallow me – I felt small. […]