Mendoza is wine country in Argentina, and the city itself is beautiful with some old colonial charm with mountains on one side and plains on the other. Westbound through the foothills and deep into the Andes you’ll meet with the Chilean border. This 200km trek will wind you through some incredible natural beauty designed for the site-see’ers, the adventurers, and the mountaineers alike. Hit the border crossing at the 200km mark and you’re half way to Santiago. But, for me, […]
A Modern Gaucho in Salta
As I was walking through central Salta, a group of 6 gauchos rolled in on horses. An interesting display, but what caught me most off guard was one young gaucho who seemed to be navigating his steed well all while conversing, with I can only assume is a girl, on his mobile phone. Eyes glued to the phone, he rolled in with the rest, and then rolled (rode) out! Good people, I can assume.
Anti-Government Protests in Buenos Aires and a Conversation with Nicolás
Serious protesting in Buenos Aires completely shuts down Avenida 9 de Julio on June 28, 2017. They are protesting to demand the government do something about the high level of unemployment as well as job losses and the economic policies under the current Macri government. While some Argentines tell me that Argentina needs to protect it’s industries from ‘foriegn exploitation’ and that Macri’s policies are ‘anti-socialist’ and too friendly to foreign entities which will have long term consequences, others feel […]