Last year for Christmas, my husband surprised me with an Argentina travel book. He knows that traveling, and all that entitles, is just about my favorite thing to do in the world; the planning, the anticipation, the being there, the experiences, the food, the people, the cultures, the photographic opportunities. Best Christmas present ever! We have been so blessed to had been able to travel to so many countries in the world, but we hadn’t been to much of South America, other than Brazil.
My husband and I travelled to Argentina this past June (their 2015 Winter season). In fact, we celebrated my husband’s birthday with an amazing “Argentinean Experience” dinner, while in Buenos Aires. This was the first time I decided to keep it light and just pack my favorite 35 mm film camera, Canon EOS 3; and my 50 mm 1.4, my forever favorite lens, with tons of film (And my phone camera of course). I’ve had to break down this post in two parts, because there is SO much I want to show you. We hired a private travel company to explore Argentina, and their service was top notch! We loved Andrea & Marcelo from Argentina Adventures.
Buenos Aires… stunning city; rich with architecture and culture. I couldn’t have enough empanadas, and Malbec. The city and its protests were a clear representation of their current political and economical state. I couldn’t get over how Argentina was the 5th richest, and most powerful country in the world, at the beginning of the 20th Century; and is currently struggling with devaluating peso. Life is very expensive for Argentineans. Buenos Aires was also filled with beautiful people, a sign of their strong European ascendency. Loved the food, the people, the culture, the love for soccer, the tango, Cerati, Maradona, Gardel, Evita… Buenos Aires you had me at Hello, Che’!
Be sure to come back for my Mendoza (my favorite part of our trip) & Iguazu Falls Post in the next couple of days!