Uruguay was not part of our plans when we first visited South America, but things don’t always go as planned when you travel. Chile’s Chaiten volcano erupted while we were visiting Argentina, shattering our dreams of flying to Bariloche. So, with an extra week at hand and no other plans, we decided to visit some places around Buenos Aires., Read More

There are some things that are so deeply embedded in every city’s life and culture, that they become almost defining for that place. One of the things about Buenos Aires that I found most fascinating is tango. In fact, Buenos Aires IS tango. There is tango everywhere. You can find it in special venues, in cafés and restaurants, in people’s, Read More

Visiting La Tigre was an ad-hoc decision. After a week in Buenos Aires, we were planning to visit the beautiful city of Bariloche, one of most scenic areas in the province of Rio Negro. But luck was not on our side this time. Just a few days before our departure to Bariloche, the Chaiten volcano, Read More

La Boca is perhaps the most famous of the 48 barrios of Buenos Aires, partly because of the soccer stadium ‘La Bombonera,’ home of Boca Juniors, but mainly because of Caminito, the colorful and vibrant street with brightly painted houses. Situated at the mouth of the Riachuelo river, the barrio of La Boca was initially just a shipyard area inhabited by those, Read More

Today’s postcard features the famous bridge Puente de la Mujer (Women’s Bridge) in Puerto Madero, the business district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Perhaps the most iconic structures of Buenos Aires, Puente de la Mujer was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2001. The bridge took over three years to built and the construction was, Read More

If you are lucky to visit La Recoleta cemetery on a day when the tourists don’t crowd its narrow alleys, you may get a sense of peace and sadness.  Without the camera clicks and the visitors’ giggles this places may look a little haunting, but nevertheless beautiful. Cemeteries always trigger emotions. They are a perpetual reminder of our transient existence. And yet I like, Read More

      One of the highlights of our trip to Argentina was Iguazú Falls (or Iguaçu, in Portuguese). There are not many things you’ll ever see that will make your jaw drop and your heart skip a beat. For us that happened when we saw the 275 waterfalls that make up the stunning Iguasú Falls., Read More