Argentina was calling me, so this year I took my two-week vacation to the city and country I knew would inspire me. Since I spent a good chunk of the trip behind the lens of my tiny IPhone camera, the best way to share my experience is through photos. This it what comes to mind when I think of Argentina: (See below)
To know any culture, one must drink and eat all that is traditional. We tried the typical asado and milanesa napolitana, while not a day passed without enjoying a coffee, alfajor and glass of Malbec wine.
To contrast the bustling city experience we also visited small towns to learn the history of the region prior to colonization. On our road trip we met locals who passionately told the stories of their Mapuche, Gaurani and Huarpe ancestors
The host is Argentine, but the music is from all over Latin America and Spain. Everything from Manu Chao in Spain (reggae/chill) to La Vida Boheme in Venezuela (alternative rock). Absolutely excellent mix!
pnkplkdots asked: Where r u from? I'm leaving for Buenos Aires this Thursday! :)
I’m originally from Virginia, but I am currently in Pittsburgh. But, I spent a year in Argentina from 2010-2011, studying abroad and having an adventure. If there is something I haven’t covered in my blog, please ask away!