Argentina

Hippies, Hammocks, Havens and a bit of Tranquilo in El Bolsón, Argentina

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In El Bolsón, the most strenuous activity might be getting in and out of the hammocks A stream with crystal clear glacial water provided the soundtrack for the idyll afternoons The late afternoon sun peeked through the leaves on the walnut tree, flickering as the breeze swayed my hammock ever so slightly from side to side. I had been in…

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Icy wombs and glacial tombs in Argentinian Patagonia

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Argentinian Patagonia The view outside of the aircraft window on the flight from Buenos Aires down to El Calafate was dominated by a rather barren landscape, mostly brown and dry, punctuated by the occasional lake, gleaming like a blue gem on a brown tablecloth. Largely an arid semi-desert steppe, most of Argentinian Patagonia is sparsely populated, with settlements in and…

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Buenos Aires | National heroes, heavenly hosts and hot sleepy afternoons, Part 2

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A guard in ceremonial dress guards Argentine liberator, General San Martin’s tomb in the Metropolitan Cathedral A tango dancer waiting for her partner in the La Boca district of Buenos Aires, the birthplace of Tango In Buenos Aires, political murals are commonplace on the walls of buildings throughout the city The predominant colour scheme of all things Argentinian, the distinctive…

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Buenos Aires | National heroes, heavenly hosts and hot sleepy afternoons, Part 1

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On the dog friendly streets of Buenos Aires, a morning pit stop for the dog walkers A lone cat wanders the narrow lanes of Recoleta Cemetary “Faded elegance” is one of the adjectives I’ve heard being used to describe Buenos Aires and it could not be more apt. Majestic and opulent, but also delapidated and somewhat run down, she presents itself…

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