Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Where to Next - Sing it, Madonna!

I was going to do a nice, splashy pic filled post about where I'll be off to next, but then I thought I'd just let Madonna tell you. She's a little more eloquent than me and perhaps has a better voice. Perhaps.... (although I thought she did a great job at the Super Bowl. She's having a concert at Yankee Stadium on my birthday. Should I go?)

That's right..I'm headed to Argentina!

I'll be learning a lot about Eva Peron in Buenos Aires. She was a performer, First Lady of Argentina, a suffragist, and a politician popular with the working class Argentines. I'm looking forward to learning more about her in Buenos Aires at the museum dedicated to her.

So, Husband J and I will be off to Argentina in a few weeks. We'll be spending most of our time in Buenos Aires. We'll also be heading down to Patagonia to see some big chunks of ice. :)

Buenos Aires - It's often called the Paris of South America

Perito Moreno Glacier

I had really wanted to head over to Mendoza, which is Argentina's wine country, but it just wasn't going to work. Internal flights in Argentina are not cheap. :( With Argentina being the 8th largest country in the world in terms of area (it's BIG), I figured that we needed to defray costs by only going to one other part of Argentina. Perhaps Mendoza and Iguazu Falls next time?

Has anyone been to Argentina, specifically Buenos Aires and Patagonia (We'll only be in El Calafate)? If so, I'd love it if you gave me some of your recommendations of places that you liked during your visit, especially food related ones. I'm making my own list, but I love hearing others' suggestions. Also anyone have a favorite Argentinian Malbec?

Is there any aspect of Argentine culture that interests you? Gauchos? Tango? Good steak? Soccer/Football? Let me know in the comments section, and I'll be sure to take pics or write about it in future posts.


lavenderpug said...

oh i'm so excited for you! we have been very interested in going to buenos aires for a while now--can't wait to hear about your trip.

cookies said...

Dulce de Leche all the way, baby! Please eat a lot of it. I heard it's worth the trip to take the ferry over to Uruguay. I think it is an hour from BA. Bon voyage! Or is it "buenas voyage".

Micah and Catherine said...

This is going to be an awesome trip. I'm so jealous!

Oneika said...

So fun! I spent two weeks in Argentina and Uruguay in 2008. Though, I spent most of my time in Buenos Aires... So fun that I couldn't bring myself to leave to go check out other places in Argentina!

Daphne said...

Definitely tango! I saw how you and Husband J cut a rug in the pictures of your wedding, so I'm sure you'll do great! Take pictures!

Diana said...

What an exciting destination and to see two different sides of the country in one trip, that sounds amazing. I really need to learn more about different cultures and countries, I had no idea there was a beautiful Glacier in Argentina.

I cant wait to hear more about it!

PS Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes! xoxo

TheThreeLLLs said...

That is so awesome! That is on my travel list. I can't pick just one thing I want to hear about from your trip. I want to hear everything about Argentina. Enjoy!!

Monique said...

I'm so jealous. I can' t waitbtomhear about it. Argentina is on my vision board for this year, the wine country specifically, but vision board or not I don't see how it will happen. I will live vicariously through you.


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