I guess it’s been just about a year since my husband and I took that dreamy trip to Argentina. At this point, it really does seem like a dream. I realized, I blogged about the Buenos Aires (here is the link if you haven’t seen it – Buenos Aires through my eyes) part of our trip about 6 months ago, and I never got to share the images from the rest of our trip. The truth is that Argentina is such a big country, with so much to offer. I really do want to go back some day. While deciding whether to visit the country,our amazing tour guides and operators from Argentina Adventures suggested, that since we only had 10 days, we should either do the Northern or Southern part of the country; and since I wanted to visit Buenos Aires so much, we decided to go to the North.
After our time in Buenos Aires, we visited Mendoza. We stayed in a little town called Lujuan de Cuyo, one of the most laid back towns I have ever been to. While in Mendoza we took a day trip,with the most amazing tour guides: Luis Laciar, from Freewheel Tours, to the Aconcagua, which is the second tallest mountain outside Asia. The site is about 40 kms from Chile, and about 190 kms from the town where we were staying. I remember all these Argentineans traveling to cross the border to see the soccer matches in Chile for Copa America 2015. Getting to chat with Luis for a whole day, was a really neat way to get to know the local culture, food, sites. He was able to answer all our questions, and we just loved spending that day with him. The next day Luis, from Freewheel Tours, took us once again on a Bike Tour through the wineries in Mendoza. It was quite neat to see the channels created to bring the water from Los Andes Mountains to provide the arid area with water. Malbec is the grape the grows in that area most predominantly.
After our trip to Mendoza, we took another plane to Iguazu. I have been to the Niagara Falls, but the Iguazu Falls don’t compare to them in their grandiosity and splendor. In my opinion, they are so much more beautiful!!. When you enter the Iguazu Falls National Park, you not only get to see the Falls, but also you get to have all these experiences around the falls. We had a canoe trip through the Iguazu river; motor boat ride under the falls (I think the neatest and most exhilarating part of our trip!!!), and a drive through the jungle around the falls. Everything is very well organized, and we got to learn a lot about the flora and fauna of the area.
In this blog, I am also including images from our day trip to Colonia de Sacramento de Uruguay. It takes a ferry ride from Buenos Aires through Mar de Plata River to get there. It is a cute, small town. And one of the few places in the world where you can see Portuguese and Spanish Colonial architecture side by side. Literally, one street beside the other.
I listened to Tango (from two CD’s I bought in BA) while I wrote this blog. I post these pictures and write this blog as much for you, as I do it for myself, so I don’t forget how amazing this trip was!!
All images taken with Canon EOS 3 and my Iphone 6. Kodak Portra 400, Kodak BW 400 Tri-X, Fuji 400H. Scans by the amazing Richard Photo Lab.
In case you didn’t know, I love to travel. It’s my favorite thing in the world, other than cuddling with my four boys! (My kids and my husband!).
Primavera Portena by Astor Piazzola – Cue Music, and enjoy these images…
Colonia de Sacramento de Uruguay