Iguazu Falls | Aregntina

February 04, 2014

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Words can't even begin to describe my favorite part of my South American trip – Iguazu Falls. I don't have any photos that do this place any justice, it was purely magical. I'd highly suggest every add this on their list of destinations to visit but make sure you go when there is a full moon. My friend told me about a moonlight hike they have in Iguazu, as the name suggest it only happens on the nights where there is a full moon. It was simply spectacular the entire fall is lit by moonight and there is something really incredible about seeing the falls at night. It looks like a moving black and white picture - and I say that in a good way.

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Brocamuebles | Buenos Aires, Argentina

January 28, 2014


One of our favorite shops in Buenos Aires was Brocamuebles it mainly runs as a textile and furniture store but they had a pop up shop with a special display of ceramics by Semana Ceramics Gres. It was beautiful work. We spent a few hours in the store trying to decide what was going home with us. The owner makes the furniture and her mother made the rugs. Here's a few snapshots from the store and a list of others Palermo favorites below!

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Sabated Hnos – Awesome soap store, a little reminiscent of LUSH in the states.
La Joyeria – Jewelry store.
Kabinett – Small Design Boutique - fun polka dot walls outside
Calma Chica – Home and Textile store - carried small tote bags with fun patterns.
Gorrion – Cute backpacks and totes from Argentina. Loved the patterns and designs.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina [Part Two]

January 23, 2014


Another neighborhood we wandered off to was La Boca. The neighborhood seemed to be built for tourist – but we loved the colorful walls on all the buildings. We enjoyed our very first Choripan in La Boca as well, it's a grilled chorizo (sausage) on pan (bread) it was simple but very tasty.

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It was really hot while we were there so in an effort to escape the heat we decided to check out the modern art museum, The Proa. We didn't know what to expect but we fell in love with the work of Ron Mueck. Mueck creates these hyperrealistic sculptures watching the making of and then seeing the art in person was pretty spectacular.

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We also made a quick hop day trip over to El Tigre – we took a boat ride around the river and explored some of the neighborhoods there. It was quite warm and humid while we were there so we didn't spend too much time there. There is a weekend market in La Tigre that is very popular but sadly we missed it. I'd recommend going back on the weekends.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina [Part One]

January 21, 2014


My sister and I loved Argentina. It was the Europe of South America, our favorite neighborhood to wander in was Palermo. I've got more one of our favorite shops and list of tops coming to you later. In Buenos Aires, we spent a lot of time walking through all the neighborhoods. We stayed in a great airbnb that I'd highly recommend if you are planning a trip to BA. Our host, Veronica was fantastic.

Of course we had a lot of food. My favorite was a meal from Minga it was by far one of the best steaks I had ever had. I can't really describe it in words but the meat was so flavorful, tender and juicy. Tegui was highly recommended by many friends but unfortunately we didn't get to try it, but hope to someday return.

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Malba - Buenos Aires, modern art museum was beautifully designed and a great way to beat the heat. The temperatures were in the 90's and humid while we were there. We sought relief in many museums.


We explored lots of markets, the most popular one was the San Thelmo Flea Market Sunday market. It was massive lots of crafts and textiles. We loved all the pottery there, it was too bad pottery isn't easy to transport or we would have bought ourselves a ton!

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Every restaurant we ate no matter what type of cuisine seemed to always serve a bread basket. The bread was rarely warm and there was always a mixture of breads – talk about carb load. And one of the best things was every restaurant had little purse hangers! So handy.


Of course, lots and lots of empanadas. I won't lie - we were pretty tired of them by the end of our trip.

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