Category: Argentina

Revisiting an icon – when is the best time to visit Iguazu Falls?

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Iguazu Falls twice now and it’s definitely an amazing place to add to your South American trip. But the two experiences were quite different; one in February (summer) and one in July (winter), when the water reached exceptionally high levels due to floods in Parana state. You can read my original summer experience here.…

Salinas Grandes

Travel resources – plan a great South American trip

As another email drops into my inbox offering a two-week trip to South America for an eye-watering £3500 (without flights), it’s little wonder so many people think it’s out of their price range. It’s true that some of these companies offer a reliable, tailored approach which takes the stress out of planning for first-time visitors. But South America doesn’t have…

Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires

Palermo Soho

I loved Palermo Soho and happily wandered off a couple of times without J to explore the streets. I overheard someone comparing it to Tribeca in New York though I can’t say how accurate that is having never made it there. What I found interesting from a visual point of view is the way in which the old buildings have…

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires wasn’t an amazing city for me, but I think we didn’t really have enough time to discover it properly, or even see all the things I wanted to.* We only had two full days and spent half a day taking the boat over to pretty Colonia in Uruguay. Which meant we missed out on La Boca, the parks…

A different side to the mountains

Mendoza is a desert city but is very green thanks to the irrigation channels which run alongside the roads (I wondered if the combination of wine capital and deep gutters results in the odd UDI). It was very pleasant with wide shady streets and plazas, but unremarkable, for me at least. Another beautiful setting with vineyards on one side and…