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)

02 Mar10 San Ignacio

Posted in Activity, Culture, Landmarks, Nature from San Ignacio Miní, Argentina by

San Ignacio Miní was another gem we stumbled upon thanks to Lonely Planet. Seconds after our bus from Foz left us at the town’s gates, we were approached by the “Minister of Tourism”, a friendly Guarani man named Lomo. He directed us to “Hostel Aventura”, but not before giving us his entire life story, along […] (Read More)