Purmomarca and the Salinas Grandes

Out of all the places in the North I think my preferred was Purmomarca because the entire town was surrounded by four different beautiful mountain views. From each corner of the town you are met with a differently formed mountain, each equally beautiful and breathtaking. I will never forget the way one corner of the mountain…

The Return

This all started with my regreso to Argentina and now that my semester has closed and I find myself back in the U.S it is incredible how much I was able to do in so little time and also somewhat alarming how quickly time seems to pass. Perhaps 6 months just is not a long…

Humahuaca

Humahuaca was an amazing leg of the trip because it was an unexpected stop. While traveling we came across various other travelers raving about how beautiful humahuaca y las montañas de los 14 colores had been so we decided to go see it for ourselves. Our day trip was well timed because we got to…

Iruya

Although the trip to reach Iruya invoked a lot of near death fears, the perceived risk was worth it! While I know the bus drivers are well trained for their jobs consist of driving along the same route each day, I felt as though we were about to fall to our doom at any moment….

Tilcara

This picture is one of self-timers greatest moments at el Garganta Del Diablo in Tilcara. Why my friends and I decided to stay crouched behind this rock throughout the countdown is still a mystery to me but it made for a good laugh. The hike to this beautiful crevice in the mountains with various waterfalls…

Fui pal Norte

During the May vacations me and a few of my friends had the amazing opportunity to travel to the North of the country!!!!! It was an awesome trip to take because the transportation was relatively cheap and accesible and things are also a lot cheaper in the north! We were able to find hostals that…

Comedor Tips

Featured Menu: Simple yet serene green and purple cabbage salad with milanesa drenched in creamy leak sauce, loaf of bread, and ripe orange. Many of my friends had received negative feedback in regards to the food served at the university’s comedor or cafeteria before arriving to Argentina. Upon arrival all of them were pleasantly surprised…

Playa De Los Hippies

Although it happened back in the month of March, my excursion to playa de los hippies was definitely one of my favorites. I originally thought that the name of the beach was nothing more than a name but the significance to the name stems from the fact that hippie like characters tend to congregate at this…

Pascuas

Spending Easter /Pascuas with my entire extended family this year was great. A great majority of the holidays of my life have consisted of small gatherings among immediate family and I have to admit I am always a bit envious of people with large family parties to attend. Although I have missed out on many…

The Sesenta Struggle.

Last weekend my friends and I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Buenos Aires for the music festival known as Lollapalooza!!! Although the weekend exceeded my expectations in many ways, there were also many desperate and uncomfortable moments. For example, upon the night of arrival my friends and I encountered a man masturbating on…

Forgotten Blog

The two months since I have arrived to Argentina have proven to be extremely full of life and experiences which explains why my blog has remained essentially nonexistent… UNTIL NOW. I have been too busy enjoying the present moment to remember the importance of recording my experiences and thoughts but no need to fear because…

El Regreso

It has been three years since I was last in Argentina and it is difficult to be concise with explanations regarding how I have changed and grown since. It is perhaps more difficult to imagine how my family and Argentina itself has changed since I last had the chance to enjoy their company. The amount…