By Ryan Haynes

South America is my favorite part of the world; a mix of climates from the ice and snow in the south, the sheer phenomenon that is the rainforest together with the excitement of the Latin culture and superb food. 

We chose Argentina due to Iguaçu Falls; Cuba had the year before showed us an interesting Spanish culture but we wanted more nature; Brazil had given us a taste for the countryside and the food. The time; Christmas and New Year – a 16-day vacation with our bags on our backs and the freedom of our feet to roam the country as we wished.

Argentina however is much larger than we initially thought; it’s not straightforward, you need to limit yourself to truly enjoy it (unless you have months on your hands and even then our friends who have visited you need 3 months minimum). Even for us 7 cities in 16 days was too much and we only discovered the North-East; we still need to go back for Mendoza wine country and experience the spirit of Patagonia in the south.

However, I hope our journey, the experiences and my imagination provide you with a little insight to this beautiful country and wonderful people. Read on:



Escaping Home: Argentina - Snowy London, Paris to Buenos Aires

Day One: Argentina – Buenos Aires, a little mistake

Day Two: Argentina – Train to the Delta, Tigre

Day Three: Argentina – A journey to Heaven – Iguaçu, Iguaçu

Day Four: Argentina – Panoramic Brazil

Day Five: Argentina - A water experience like no other

Day Six:  Argentina – Posadas or Not? Mission!!!

Day Seven: Argentina – Resistencia the heat trap

Day Eight: Argentina – A journey from Resistencia, the buses

Day Nine: Argentina – Cordoba, A bustling second city

Day Ten: Argentina – Condor country

Day Twelve: Argentina – Back in Buenos Aires

Day Thirteen: Argentina – New Year’s Day, Dakar Race

Day Fourteen: Argentina – Across the waters to Uruguay

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