What This Is All About

We’ll be posting updates here periodically about our trip.

We’ll do our best to provide content multiple times per week. Topics will likely vary as we’ll write when inspiration strikes.

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We’ve moved our photo dump link and created a new section for curated photo albums available here.

San Carlos de Bariloche

While we were in El Calafate, with less than ideal internet speeds, we received news that our flight was cancelled from Buenos Aires to Bariloche… the flight we were supposed to take in three days. Bariloche- the place we were supposed to be meeting our friend David who was coming all the way from San Diego for a two week trip. Cue panic and several WTFs. After many phone calls and being on hold, Ryan was able to sort through what happened: The labor unions called for a nationwide strike for the same day our flights happened to be, so the airline had to cancel all flights for that day. [Read More]

El Calafate...

...and El Chalten

Our next stop was a two hour flight northwest to El Calafate, which is also the name of a of berry local to the region. This city is has a population of about 20,000 people and would you believe it- pink flamingos! Here is poor quality picture proof, because let’s face it I’m not a professional wildlife photographer. We rented a car last minute, which allowed us to 1) Experience Argentine driving for ourselves and 2) Explore the city while staying warm. [Read More]

Ushuaia

The City at the End of the World

Ushuaia is the southernmost city in Argentina. It’s surprisingly bigger than we expected- about 100,000 people call the city home. Also surprisingly, it is a major manufacturing and shipping hub of the country. There is definitely a strong industrial vibe outside of the touristy center. It is cool being in a city while seeing and feeling these tremendous mountains all around; it truly feels like the end of the world! [Read More]

Tierra del Fuego

Land of Fire

In the house I grew up, we had a big world map hanging up in the hallway upstairs. Twice a day when I would brush my teeth and was otherwise unoccupied for two minutes, I would study this map. One place always drew my attention: Tierra del Fuego. Land of Fire. Doesn’t that name make your imagination run wild? What must the land look like to inspire such a name? [Read More]

First Impressions of Buenos Aires

I have been enjoying my first few days in Buenos Aires immensely. We’ve been doing a fair bit of walking around the local neighborhood (Belgrano), mostly to coffee shops. We did spend one day in the car with Ryan’s aunt in San Isidro and one day by car in Palmero, Recoleta, and Almagro. I will get better pictures later but here are a few to whet your appetite: Palace of the Argentine National Congress [Read More]

Dulce de Leche

...on everything

I had heard tons about dulce de leche before ever making it to Argentina because of Ryan and his obsession with all things sweet. It was still severely underrated. For those of you who have never been lucky enough to try Argentine dulce de leche, it’s similar to caramel but 1000x better. Take sweetened milk, heat slowly, and voila! (via the Maillard reaction) you get this delicious, creamy, thick condiment to put on toast, cookies, fruit, or to have in lattes, ice cream, etc. [Read More]

Choosing to Travel

Mollie's Perspective

Disclosure: I have been out of this whole writing thing for a while. I am not particularly good at it. I do not enjoy putting my thoughts and ideas out there into the public eye. Not that this is particularly public- if you’re reading this right now, you’re probably someone in my family or a very close friend 😛 But either way, please be patient with me! Ok, on to my first post: [Read More]