22 Mar10 DIY Adventures in Cafayate

Posted in Activity, Food, Landmarks, Nature, Travel, Travel Tips from Cafayate, Argentina by Calina

We arrived at our hostel in Cayate–our next stop northward through Argentina–just in time for the second period of the Canada vs. US gold medal hockey game. Over Argentinian beer, we cheered on Canada. Some travellers from Europe joined us and it all felt very international. Canada won, of course, and the universe fell into […] (Read More)

17 Mar10 Down in the Valley

Posted in Activity, Culture, Dance, Food from Tafi de Valle, Argentina by

From Carlos Pellegrini we took a rocky 4 am bus ride to the town of Mercedes where we connected with another bus to Corrientes. After reading the description of Corrientes in Lonely Planet (which actually says ‘F#$% Corrientes’) we weren’t particularly inspired to go exploring. We bought tickets with Aconquija, the bus line that runs […] (Read More)

13 Mar10 Wildlife in Esteros del Ibera

Posted in Activity, Landmarks, Nature from Carlos Pellegrini by Calina

Thanks to a tip from a tour operator in San Ignacio, our next Argentinian stop was the sleepy remote town of Colonia Carlos Pellegrini in the marshlands of Ibera. We heard that Ibera would be a good alternative to the Brazilian Pantanal, which we had decided to avoid after hearing that it was especially swampy at […] (Read More)