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Pictures from Argentina, Categorized

Shot around town

Plentiful: hand-lettered signs and open-late bookstores. Not plentiful: foot traffic on the weekends.

Plentiful: hand-lettered signs and open-late bookstores. Not plentiful: foot traffic on the weekends.

Sigh. South America has pigeons, too.

Sigh. South America has pigeons, too.

Lots of street art. This one was my favorite piece.

Lots of street art. This one was my favorite.

Incredibly long street fair in San Telmo. Sneakers and casual attire everywhere. Yay to comfort!

Incredibly long street fair in San Telmo. Sneakers and casual attire everywhere. Yay to comfort!

So many well-behaved dogs in Buenos Aires, including this friendly one running security at a local convenience store.

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.

Open train. You can see straight down to the end! We thought this was very cool, but were admittedly very tired.

Potential desktop backgrounds

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View of Mt. Fitz Roy from outside El Chaltén

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Socked in and maybe a little menacing

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“It looks like Land Before Time!” -another hiker clearly not from Argentina

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Lake Viedma from our “easy” hike, Mirador de Las Águilas

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El Calafate and a horse

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Overlooking Glacier Perito Moreno

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Glacier = huge

Trees we really liked

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White, burnt trees along the trail to Laguna Torre

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Gigantic roots at this park in Recoleta, Buenos Aires

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We took a selfie

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More enormous trees in Buenos Aires. Couldn’t get enough of these beauties.

Death & culture

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My steak (entraña) was larger than my plate.

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Opera house turned bookstore. Note KJ on the second floor, security watching her from the third.

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Pre-tango show wine tasting

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Rows and rows of mausoleums at the famous Recoleta cemetery

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Meaningful religious statues all over. Also, cats.

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Some taller, more elegant chambers for the dead

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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

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Leaving town for the trail. Skies look good, right?

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Nope. Skies do not look good. Raining.

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Forging on

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River = glacial run-off

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We made it to Laguna Torre

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Triumph!

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And then it snowed on us

My kind of thrill ride

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Riding through the Patagonian steppe

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Up, up, up into the sun

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Amazing views. Those mountains in the distance are in Chile.

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Lago Argentino behind me. Not bad for a one-handed selfie on a horse.

Guanaco (a type of llama). Do you see them?

Guanaco (a type of llama). Do you see them?

From a boat, in front of a glacier, fantastic

New friends

Our Calafate crew

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.

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