March 16th through April 6th, 2012
Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Salta, Chicoana, Cafayate, Mendoza, Santiago, Mendoza again, Buenos Aires again, Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento, and Buenos Aires yet again. Lots of bus rides. Lots of hostel stays. Lots and lots and lots of eye-opening and awe-inducing sights and experiences. I posted a more in-depth write-up of my trip right here.

Complimentary sparkling wine at the Norton winery in Mendoza, Argentina. This fella was from Austria and gave us an incredibly informative (and wine-filled!) tour.

This lovely woman made earrings to Natalie’s exact specifications at the Feria de San Telmo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love the way she adorned herself.

Art on the walls of La Perla, a cafe notable in La Boca, a neighborhood in Buenos Aires. You can read more about Bares and Cafés Notables here.

La Poesia, a cafe notable in the neighborhood of San Telmo (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Tack on the walls of the Sayta Estancia in Chicoana, just outside of Salta, Argentina. One of my favorite parts of the trip was the day I spent here.

My travel companion for the first half of the trip, Natalie, deep in conversation with one of Sayta’s gauchos. Lovely fellas.

A building in La Boca (Buenos Aires, Argentina). I loved learning about the history of this neighborhood.

The meal that Enrique, the owner of the Sayta Estancia, fed to us. Delicious and never ending. Unforgettable.

A path along the Quebrada de las Conchas, which lies between Salta and Cafayate in Argentina. Our hilarious guide for the day, Esteban, took this photo.

Goats in the Quebrada

A dog guards his territory in the Quebrada de las Conchas

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