Shot around town
Plentiful: hand-lettered signs and open-late bookstores. Not plentiful: foot traffic on the weekends.
Sigh. South America has pigeons, too.
Lots of street art. This one was my favorite.
Incredibly long street fair in San Telmo. Sneakers and casual attire everywhere. Yay to comfort!
There are many well-trained dogs in Buenos Aires, including this one running security at a local convenience store.
Open train. You can see straight down to the end! We thought this was very cool, but were admittedly very tired.
Potential desktop backgrounds
View of Mt. Fitz Roy from outside El Chaltén
Socked in and maybe a little menacing
“It looks like Land Before Time!” -another hiker clearly not from Argentina
Lake Viedma from our “easy” hike, Mirador de Las Águilas
El Calafate and a horse
Overlooking Glacier Perito Moreno
Glacier = huge
Trees we really liked
White, burnt trees along the trail to Laguna Torre
Gigantic roots at this park in Recoleta, Buenos Aires
We took a selfie
More enormous trees in Buenos Aires. Couldn’t get enough of these beauties.
Death & culture
My steak (entraña) was larger than my plate.
Opera house turned bookstore. Note KJ on the second floor, security watching her from the third.
Pre-tango show wine tasting
Rows and rows of mausoleums at the famous Recoleta cemetery
Meaningful religious statues all over. Also, cats.
Some taller, more elegant chambers for the dead
A little more street art for you. I love how the man is disappearing into the background.
The 18 km hike that involved snow and rain
Leaving town for the trail. Skies look good, right?
Nope. Skies do not look good. Raining.
River = glacial run-off
We made it to Laguna Torre
And then it snowed on us
My kind of thrill ride
Riding through the Patagonian steppe
Up, up, up into the sun
Amazing views. Those mountains in the distance are in Chile.
Lago Argentino behind me. Not bad for a one-handed selfie on a horse.
Guanaco (a type of llama). Do you see them?
From a boat, in front of a glacier, fantastic
Our Calafate crew. They followed us everywhere.
Thanks to my travel buddy KJ, the helpful people of Argentina, empanadas in general and all my Spanish teachers who taught me just enough. Muchas gracias.