Argentina: A week in the beautiful Buenos Aires

The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is called “The Paris of the South”. Having lived in Paris for half a year a few years back and having visited it frequently as its only 4 hours driving from our home, I could not wait to finally visit this city and figure out what this whole comparison is all about. In hindsight we can say; yes, it definitely does have a lot of characteristics in common with Paris. It is actually incredible how many times during this week we compared it to something we experienced or know of Paris. The beautiful old buildings in every other street, the passion for food and drink, the careless driving of the inhabitants and the abundance of green in the city. And in addition to what there is to compare, Buenos Aires has so much extra to offer, let alone the friendliness of the people. I am going to try to take you along during our week in Buenos Aires, and maybe, I will be able to convince you to put this city on top of your bucket list (you should). Press “Continue reading” to read about our experience!

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Cuba: Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Varadero

There is that moment at which you decide together that it might be fun to go on a long trip, and then there is the morning at which you are actually heading to Schiphol airport to catch your flight to Cuba. And so it begun. Now we have been here for almost three weeks and we can tell you that it has definitely been an experience, Cuba is everything that you may expect and more. Simply walking through the streets is a true joy. People play music at every other corner, richly colored and beautifully shaped houses and cars decorate the streets, and Cuban people relax in their rocking chairs on their porches or use their creativity for finding ways to make a living.

Next to this blog that you are about to continue reading (I hope), you can also follow me on Instagram, where I will place updates more frequently. Additionally, I downloaded a very cool application called Polarsteps, which follows me around by GPS and gives a nice insight of where we are at. Enjoy, and remember, feedback is always welcome!

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