a country of diversity and charm that entices it’s visitors and captures their hearts. From Buenos Aires’ blend of European charm and South American passion to natural beauties unlike any others, and everything in between. Argentina is a country full of surprises, once in a lifetime adventures, and a place where you can find all four seasons all at once!
Follow along with me as I take you on a journey through this magnificent country and let me show you the charm that won me over!! Each picture represents a piece of my 11 day journey through the country, beginning in gorgeous Buenos Aires, then onto the indescribably stunning glacier in El Calafate, then up to the North for the magic of Iguazú Falls.
Throughout the trip, Buenos Aires became the hub that we continuously came back to. This allowed us to really get to know the city and the wonderfully unique areas the city is known for. During our first stint in Buenos Aires we stayed in the trendy area, Palermo. This unique area is comprised of several different areas like Palermo Hollywood and Palermo Soho. Palermo Hollywood, is a wealthy area in Palermo with a richness of chic restaurants and establishments. Palermo Soho on the other hand is exactly what you envision when you hear the name. An area inspired by the many infamous Soho’s of the world from London to New York (even Tampa)! I fell in love with Palermo Soho and their budding craft beer scene and artistic and trendy designs. Another area we stayed in was Recoleta. Directly next to Palermo, Recoleta has a more urban, downtown feel and was the place where I saw a lot of the French inspired charm in the city.
Homemade Chori Pan (essentially a way yummier version of a hotdog) that I made in a cooking class in the city!
My favorite Craft Beer Restaurant in Palermo Soho, Temple Craft!
(the cheese fries were almost as good as the beer!)
Homemade Alfajores, crumbly buttery cookies filled with the infamous Argentine dulce de leche and rolled in coconut!
Perito Moreno Glacier
Up next, Patagonia!! El Calafate, a quaint town on the outskirts of Los Glaciares National Park, and home of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Visiting the glacier was unlike any experience I’ve ever had. There was a sense of serenity that came from staring at something so magnificent. And I mean STARING! If you’re lucky you can see parts of the glacier break off into the turquoise water and it makes a truly captivating noise. My family and I were determined to see it and kept trying to predict the next part of the glacier that would fall (my dad guessed right)!
Our first peak of her majesty, Perito Moreno
A picnic at the glacier wouldn’t be complete without some infamous Malbec wine!!
(I figured if I put it in a Swell bottle I might look like less of a Wine-oh!)
Because did I really visit if there isn’t a picture of the back of my head??
Jumping for joy.. because this place is truly special!
Iguazú Falls was most definitely the highlight of our trip. As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it left us completely awe-struck. I won’t say too much because I’m in the middle of writing a post about my experience and I wouldn’t want to spoil that 😉 So, stay tuned, trust me after you see these pictures you’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting for it!!
A panoramic view of the falls
I wasn’t joking.. I always take pictures of the back of my head.. it’s my signature! But I love capturing the view as I get to soak it all in myself!!
One of the look out points let you get close enough to the falls to embrace the mist ~ there’s nothing better than that cleansing feeling!
Coatie, a local raccoon that wanders the food courts of the park hunting for Empanadas and Chori Pan!
Staring at the waterfall and humming “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls” in my head
Can you tell why it’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world??
And that’s a wrap!! These were just an example of three gorgeous areas within Argentina, but I think they each help to capture it’s diversity. There are still sooo many places I wish I could have experienced, like the countryside of Cordoba or the wine country in Mendoza! Argentina genuinely has it all and that South American spirit is prevalent in each location. This trip was a truly unique experience and the perfect way to begin 2018! I hope these pictures enlightened you to the enchanting beauty of this diverse country and inspired you to add it to your bucket list!! Stay tuned for some more detailed posts about the trip.. and let me know what you want to know more about!