Next Up: Argentina

Looping around the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls to Argentina (it sounds like the views are totally different depending on what country you are in) we’ll splash around there for a few days before flying down to Buenos Aires. We’ll explore the “Paris of South America” and take a week long Spanish course while we are there (I was fairly fluent at one point, but man I’m rusty). We have a couple contacts down there, one local who really wants  take us on a day trip to El Tigre, this is a delta river town that totally transforms as the tide goes in and out.

Once the Spanish is up to snuff and we’ve taken at least one tango lesson, we’ll start to head into Gaucho country and ultimately get down to Patagonia–climbing glaciers, kickin it with penguins and wild horses, and waving at Antarctica–we cannot wait!

Then for my 30th birthday and Mike’s 35th, we are dreaming of renting a house in Mendoza for the wine harvest. We’ll see if we can rally the U.S. crew to fly down for the week to celebrate. A free place to stay, with good friends, and great wine–what’s there to say no to?

If you have any other recommendations on towns, excursions, restaurants, lodging, or anything you think would be helpful during our stay in Argentina…Please post any ideas in the “Add New Comment” section below, or email us at

6 thoughts on “Next Up: Argentina

  • March 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Go to ‘La Casa de Felix’ for dinner in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. Little French inspired Bistro that has only about 12 tables. You must make reservations.

    Patagonia- The Perito Moreno Glacier is a must. Go for the ‘Big Ice Tour’ and not the ‘Mini Trecking Tour’

    • March 4, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Sheila, thank you for the tips on Buenos Aires & Patagonia as well. We just crossed into Argentina and are SO excited!

  • March 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    oye chicos!!!!  que pasaaaaa?!?!?!  i’m so excited to meet up with you soon.  una pregunta – your lovely blog says you’ll be in mendoza for your birthdays, but i thought we were meeting in patagonia.  me equivoco?  can’t wait to have some quality time with the howards 🙂

    • March 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

      The world is our oyster baby! We were originally thinking that, but yeah, now the plan is Patagonia. Let’s chat on skype later to figure out what glacier we will meet on when you come to “town” 🙂 WE CAN NOT WAIT. Our first visitor!

  • March 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Mike & Anne – love that I stumbled on your blog while looking on Twitter for things to do in B.A! I’m heading down to B.A. in May with a Rotary Exchange program for young professionals. I hope to get to Iguaszu Falls & Mendoza in early June. Can’t wait to see/read what you are enjoying!

    • March 31, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      jess. awesome, so glad we connected. BA is amazing. check out “La Cathedral” which is a great reclaimed space for learning / perfecting your tango, all vegetarian food (excellent) and cheap wine to boot. at Iguazu give yourself 1.5 days on argentina side and 4 hours on brazil side. and on Argentina side go to “the island”….no one goes there, and it is amazing! if it is open 🙂

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