Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo

Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo is an association of Argentine mothers whose children were the desaperacidos during the military dictatorship of 1976 to 1983. Beginning 10 years ago, these women would regularly meet in the Plaza de Mayo, each wearing a head scarf with her vanished child’s name. Now every week, they continue to march.  And each week, portenos young and old as well as tourists from near and far bear witness to their protest.

Las Pampas

Gauchos are the cowboys of the pampas.  In the estancias of San Antonio de Arecas, outside of Buenos Aires, you can still see some of the gaucho traditions.                                      

Perito Moreno

Perito Moreno is a very blue glacier just outside of El Calafate in Argentine Patagonia.  It’s a shock to the system when you first see it.        larger view      

La Boca

La Boca is a barrio in Buenos Aires.  Back in the day, the Italian immigrants used left over paint to spruce up the metal sidings of their homes.  The result is the colorful touristy street of Caminito.  Unfortunately, it’s recommended not to wander off the tourist areas out of safety concerns.   me, posing.. those large statues were everywhere tourist posing with his mate street art for sale. table for two         windows tango at lunch.

Streets of Buenos Aires

even the graffiti is colorful   playground   corner store in palermo   fresh orange juice (pure juice!) squeezed for you.  3 pesos.  (1 usd.)

Iguazu Falls – Day Two

Day Two at Iguazu started at La Garganta del Diablo, the largest of the Iguazu waterfalls.  It was amazing.  Simply awesome.  I think i’m ruined for all other waterfalls…   the garganta del diablo (“throat of the devil”).  check out the bigger version here.    aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   across the way, you can see the brazilian lookout   cheers   garganta del diablo   garganta del diablo   garganta del diablo   garganta del diablo   san martin falls   san martin falls

Iguazu Falls – Day One

Took a two day side trip to the Argentine side of the amazing Iguazu Falls.  The first day we did La Gran Aventura, which includes a boat ride around and up to the falls. (I highly recommend.)  There’s a huge rush to looking up at waterfall that is rushing down at you.  From wikipedia: Upon seeing Iguazu, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed “Poor Niagara!” Vastly larger than North America’s Niagara Falls, Iguazu is rivalled only by Southern Africa’s Victoria Falls which separates Zambia and Zimbabwe…   here start your visit     la gran aventura: in the boat.   beany in …