Just got back from a two week trip to Argentina. I spent a week in Patagonia and then a week in Buenos Aires, with a small side trip to Iguazu with my kids. Maybe I’m getting olderl, or maybe I just visited too many places this time, or maybe it was that I had a low-grade flu the whole time, but I found this trip surprisingly stressful. It didn’t help that my first flight was cancelled the night before it left, and my bag got lost for 3 days enroute to my first stop. Note: it is possible to survive without a change of clothes for 3 days. Some photos:
Glaciar Perito Moreno just outside El Calafate. This was the most amazing sight of my trip.
View from a boat ride into the Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi rainforest near Bariloche. This is a temperate rainforest (Bariloche is at approximately the same latitude as Portland, OR), cold and misty and gorgeous.
San Martin de los Andes from an overlook I hiked to near the town.
Iguazu Falls. This is just a small taste of the awesome natural forces on display here. It was overcast here so rather pleasant. Despite being quite a bit further north than Buenos Aires, with a tropical rather than mediterranean climate, Iguazu was perfect to walk around all day while BA was just miserably hot.