Missed flights, delays, awful accommodation. Can happen to any of us when we travel. But these...
Posts from the ‘Argentina’ Category
In honour of all the fascinating panoramas my trusty Sony has allowed me to shoot all over the world, I've created a little travel quiz, called Where's Agri? What's your best guess?
From giant glaciers to huge salt flats to ancient ruins, there's no doubt that there's a lot to catch your eye in South America.
Almost every single travel guide or blog I read about Buenos Aires, recommended a day trip across the Rio Uruguay, to the tiny town of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. Lonely Planet describes the town as having "‘it’, whatever that is, as well as enough restaurants, bars and nightlife to keep you happy for weeks."
Weeks?! We couldn't keep ourselves amused there for even one day...
So we were wandering the streets of Buenos Aires on one of the few totally clear and sunny days we had during our 2 week stay there, and we stumbled upon this giant steel flower, lurking next to the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Though we were kinda bewildered by the sight, it turns out that the bloom is actually very well-known.
With an astounding 60% of Argentinians having Italian ancestry, it's no surprise that coffee culture in Buenos Aires is robust and thriving. With small, independent neighbourhood cafes, local chains like The Coffee Store, and even Starbucks, lurking throughout the city, it's super easy to get your daily dose of required caffeine - something that made this particular coffee addict, very, very happy.
Spending an afternoon wandering around a graveyard isn't really high on my list of fun activities, but I made an exception for La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The high terrain of the Recoleta area first attracted wealthy families trying to escape deadly yellow fever and cholera outbreaks in the late 1870s...