Butterflies of the Amazon

I apologize for the serious content of this post.  Haha, no I don’t!  It’s butterflies.  And they are just delightful.  My latest video has been described as “joyful”. Continue reading “Butterflies of the Amazon”

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At the Bolivia/Argentina Border, Again.

La frontera… Otra vez.  So my second “first impression” of Bolivia was equally as strange and frustrating as my first. Continue reading “At the Bolivia/Argentina Border, Again.”

Iruya, Argentina

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Iruya, pronounced to us non-Argentinian’s as “eh-roo-sha”, is incredibly beautiful.  In fact, as you can see from my photos, it is damn near impossible to take a bad picture of this little mountain town. Continue reading “Iruya, Argentina”

Visiting the Provence of Jujuy, Argentina

4smI am sad to report that this is my final blog post of Argentina (for now).  This region has something for everyone.  A big city, a rich historical background, and unimaginable natural beauty.  You can enjoy the hustle and bustle of San Salvador de Jujuy, hike incredible mountain trails, horse-back ride through Pacha Mama (Mother-Nature), salivate over traditional regional foods, be enchanted by the many charming little towns, and feed your knowledge by visiting historical sites.

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Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina

22smTilcara, Tilcara, Tilcara… Where do I even begin?  I arrived here on the 21st of April with the intention of staying for 3 nights on my way to Bolivia.  A month later, I am begrudgingly preparing to leave this charming little pueblo tomorrow.  This town truly is special, and as many other’s have described it, “magical”. Continue reading “Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina”

Route 68, from Salta to Cafayate

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If you find yourself in the provence of Salta, Argentina, I suggest you take this beautiful drive between the small town of Cafayate and the Capital city of Salta.  I took a day trip from Salta with my new amigo, Gal.  Cafayate is a lovely little pueblo to wander around and visit local wineries.  But the highlight of this excursion is the road itself.   Continue reading “Route 68, from Salta to Cafayate”

Salta, Argentina – The City

4smSalta is both a provence, and a city in Argentina.  The city is a great central location for exploring the natural beauty of the region.  I enjoyed the city very much.  The main plaza reminded me a lot of being in Europe, with it’s ornate architecture and cobblestone streets.  The churches are all painted beautiful colors adding to the picturesque atmosphere in Salta. I also loved that the city was small and walkable, with everything easily accessible.   Continue reading “Salta, Argentina – The City”

Mendoza, Argentina

18smI had an absolutely fantastic time in Mendoza.  The city itself was a nice, walkable town filled with shops, parks, and the most amazing food market (more like a flea market for various food vendors).  But the reason for visiting Mendoza is not for the city, but rather to see the provence surrounding the city.  Vino.  Mendoza is the Argetinian wine Country. Continue reading “Mendoza, Argentina”

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

The Iguazu Falls are one of many reasons why I chose South America.  Maybe a year and half ago, when my life was still normal, I remember googling amazing places to visit.  When I came across images of the falls, I looked at my now ex-boyfriend and said “I want to go here”.  The images stood out in my mind ever since.  My third and final day at Iguazu Falls did not disappoint.   Continue reading “Iguazu Falls, Argentina”

The Macuco Trail at Iguazu Falls, Argentina

For day 2 of my Iguazu adventures, I actually did not go to “the” falls.  Instead I chose to take a day to wander Senedero Macuco.  A nature trail which takes about an hour to reach the solo Salta Arrechea waterfall.  This is the one place in the park where visitors have the opportunity to swim.  The trail also provides an opportunity for viewing wildlife like capuchin monkeys, rare birds, lizards, unusual insects and masses of butterflies.

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