Except from a few small escapes to Chile here and there, Argentina managed to keep us within its borders for almost 6 weeks by now. How and why would you ever leave a country with so much beauty which makes shooting breathtaking post card/screen saver worth pictures so easy, and describing it in words somewhat challenging. I have to apologize for again, some excessive usage of words such as Stunning, Beautiful and Amazing. I hope you can forgive me, but you just have to name it what it is. These words definitely also apply to our latest destinations, El Calafate and El Chalten. We spent about a week in El Calafate, during which we explored the town and visited the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. Afterwards, we headed for El Chalten where we hiked through the beautiful national park for 5 days. We challenged ourselves with 65 kilometers of hiking through the mountains, and were lucky enough to find the famous Monte Fitz Roy high up in a blue sky during this adventure which took place in a mix of rain and sun. It has been amazing. Hit Continue Reading.
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!