Buenos Aires’ city center’s architecture reflects Argentina’s Golden Age with the look and feel of a European city.
Café Tortoni, the oldest surviving café in the city, built in 1858. Enjoy time relaxing with an expreso and Medialuna, the local croissant.
Visit La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires where the scene is abuzz with Tango dancers, musicians, myriad people. On the famous balcony, the Pope recently replaced Maradona (Argentina’s soccer hero)!
Brightly painted facades put a pretty face on a struggling working-class barrio, inspired by the artist Benito Quinquela Martin.
Los Cardones National Park in Salta Province, Northwest Argentina, in the Andes at 10,000 feet altitude. Argentina ranks second after Mexico for the total number of indigenous cactus species!
Morning light at Hacienda de Molinos, a lovely country inn. Main house dates to the late 18th century, residence of the last Spanish governor of the Salta region.
Hacienda de Molinos’s guest rooms have two-foot thick adobe walls and cozy comfortable rooms even in the Andean winter (June-August.)
Visit vineyards in Salta Province, famous for its high altitude wines. The pure Andean water, old vines and extreme temperature gradients create a superb terroir!
The signature wine in Salta Province is Torrontés. It is best to drink it un-oaked and young to enhance its fresh fruit and mineral aromas.
Colomé vineyard, established in the valley above Molinos in 1831, was purchased in 2004 by the renowned Swiss winemaker Andrew Hess, now producing some of the outstanding Malbecs in Argentina.
The town of Cafayate at 5,000 feet, on a fertile valley, is the biggest wine producer in Northern Argentina, and a great town for biking or walking.
Bodega Mounier produces wine under the Finca Las Nubes label, and also great beef tenderloin, a great combination for lunch here!
Love this label –and the wine!!!
Argentina is not all beef and wine! With a population from 60 different nations, a variety of food, including lots of vegetables, are now part of the culinary delights.
On a hike through the arid canyons of the Quebrada de Las Conchas, the vegetation combines with the geology in compelling ways.
More colors in the Quebrada de las Conchas, just north of Cafayate.
Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side. A network of metal walkways gives you access out into the middle of the falls!
Powerful Iguazu Falls from the upper catwalk. Toucans, swallow and butterflies add color!
Have fun on a jet-boat ride into the base of the two largest waterfalls, Garganta del Diablo and the San Martin Falls.
Heading toward the falls!
Amazingly close to the falls from the lower walkway. You will get wet! Ponchos provided.
One of the best art collections in the city at MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.)
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