25 Photos That Will Make You Book A Flight To South America.

I am not sure why, but South America often feels like the forgotten continent amongst travelers. So before you run off to Thailand, France, or Iceland, I want to make a case for South America.

I could talk at you until we’re both snoring, but I can’t do proper justice to this continent with words. So, take a moment to be inspired by a few wonders of the Latin Continent. Continue reading “25 Photos That Will Make You Book A Flight To South America.”

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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”

Dogs of South America

4smOne of the most interesting things about traveling is learning things you don’t expect. The first time I travelled overseas (to Italy 5 years ago) I was surprised to come across stray dogs. And then again in Turkey. Each place I visit seems to have a different approach and philosophy about our furry friends. Continue reading “Dogs of South America”

Welcome to Bolivia

1smThis post is about my first impression of Bolivia.  In fact, just entering Bolivia was a weird experience.  So I will start there, at the Argentinian/Bolivian border. Continue reading “Welcome to Bolivia”

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”