Miramar, the best childhood memories

This post is totally different, dedicated to Miramar, a place that refers to my childhood, to my best memories of the city, known as “the city of children and bicycles”. For those who read me from abroad, Miramar is a city located in Buenos Aires Province, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, our Argentine Sea. Miramar is almost 450 kilometers from the City of Buenos Aires, and less than 50 kilometers from the neighboring Mar del Plata, the famous seaside city. My first visit I don’t remember because I was almost three months old and during more than 20 … Continue reading Miramar, the best childhood memories

Argentina, so many places to visit…

My country has a lot to offer, Argentina has a unique mixture of landscapes, so different to each other. We have all different kind of weather, mountains, countryside, sea, lakes, desert and jungle, big cities, smaller, charming towns. My last trip inside Argentina was to Ushuaia and El Calafate, in October 2016, two magical places, with only one visit for sure isn’t enough. As a child I visited El Calafate, in the 80’s, on a family road trip, with my dad driving a Ford Falcon around the Argentine routes. After leaving Buenos Aires we stopped a few days in my … Continue reading Argentina, so many places to visit…

Mendoza, land of wine, Aconcagua Mountain and much more

Now, I’m sharing this post about the city of Mendoza, and some places near this provincial capital. I had visited Mendoza three times and I know I’ll go back. It’s so beautiful and a lot to do there. My first visit to the land of wine was in April 2006, the second in October 2007 and finally November 2015. Except for the 2006 visit of a week, the other two occasions were only 3-day stays; in fact Mendoza Capital is ideal for a typical weekend long getaway. The City of Mendoza has several squares, starting at Independence Square in the … Continue reading Mendoza, land of wine, Aconcagua Mountain and much more

Iguazu Falls, another wonder of the World

Just as the Perito Moreno Glacier leaves us speechless, the same happens with the Iguazu Falls, both destinations visited by Argentines as thousands of foreigners, who come to my country not only for visit Buenos Aires, but for these unique places. My first trip to Iguazu Falls in September 1990, also was my first time traveling by plane, on a flight from Austral. The flight back home I will never forget because the Captain said that who we were sitting on the left side would see the falls, it was an amazing view! In addition to going to the Falls … Continue reading Iguazu Falls, another wonder of the World

Ushuaia – At the End of the World

We arrived in Ushuaia on a Saturday, in October of 2016 with an Aerolineas Argentinas flight around 2:00 pm, which took a little more than three hours from Buenos Aires. Already, the landing is a spectacle itself. Those who love to fly as me know, in advance, the history of the city’s airport, the previous very dangerous runway. This modern airport gives us a wonderful panoramic view of this city, called the City of the End of the World. We stayed at Hotel Arakur that picked us up at the airport. In about 20 minutes, we checked in at one … Continue reading Ushuaia – At the End of the World

Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the wonders of the world

It had been more than a year of my visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier, near the Patagonian town of El Calafate in the province of Santa Cruz, in October 2016. It was not my first time in this magical, unique, unmissable place. I was lucky to visit in 1986, arriving by car from Buenos Aires. My parents had decided that our summer vacation would be totally different. Instead of the traditional and quiet holidays in Miramar, we would only spend a few days there, to depart on a road trip to the Patagonia Argentina. We arrived after about 15 … Continue reading Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the wonders of the world

Ushuaia, sinónimo del fin del mundo

Llegamos a Ushuaia un sábado de octubre de 2016 en vuelo de Aerolíneas Argentinas alrededor de las 14hs, vuelo de poco más de tres horas. Ya el aterrizaje es un espectáculo en sí mismo. Quienes amamos volar, sabemos de antemano la historia del aeropuerto de la ciudad, de la anterior pista muy peligrosa y de este aeropuerto más moderno que nos regala una maravillosa panorámica, de esta ciudad mundialmente reconocida como la ciudad del fin del mundo. Al estar alojados en el Hotel Arakur (escribí un post porque es un hotel que se lo merece) un auto del hotel nos esperaba … Continue reading Ushuaia, sinónimo del fin del mundo

Otra maravilla de Argentina: Cataratas del Iguazú

Cataratas del Iguazú, otra maravilla como el Glaciar Perito Moreno que nos deja sin palabras. Ambos destinos visitados, tanto por argentinos como miles de extranjeros que vienen al país, no solo por Buenos Aires sino por estos lugares únicos. Un poco de historia Corría septiembre de 1990 cuando viajé junto a una amiga de la infancia y su familia. Con ese viaje  obtuve el permiso para salir del país, ya que obviamente haríamos las típicas excursiones que implica visitar Brasil y Paraguay. También sería la primera vez que viajaba en avión, en un vuelo de Austral. No recuerdo qué tipo … Continue reading Otra maravilla de Argentina: Cataratas del Iguazú

Mendoza, tierra del vino, el Aconcagua y mucho más

Siguiendo con los post pendientes de mi país, escribo sobre la ciudad de Mendoza, y algunos lugares cercanos a esta capital de provincia. Llevo tres visitas, por lo que volvería y volvería. Lo que pasa que la Argentina tiene tanto para recorrer que se prioriza lo que no se conoce. Primera visita a la tierra del vino fue en abril de 2006, segunda vez en octubre 2007 y por último noviembre de 2015. Todas las veces, me quedé con sabor a poco.  Y eso que no tomo vino!!! Sin embargo, obviamente visito las bodegas y hago las degustaciones. El clima … Continue reading Mendoza, tierra del vino, el Aconcagua y mucho más