Argentina’s northwest corner certainly packs a punch. There are many reasons to visit the province of Salta. It boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, with vast mountains and valleys, and has a rich cultural heritage from Incan and other indigenous cultures. To inspire you, here are eight reasons to visit Salta. 1. Salta City The capital of Salta, … [Read more...] about 8 Inspiring Reasons to Visit Salta
The last two tourist attractions were water-oriented: Colonia Carlos Pellegrini and Iguazu Falls. Now it was time for the Cerro de Siete Colores. That's the Hill of Seven Colors, a knoll that's not grassy, not even close. It's in Northwest Argentina, an arid area of the country. It's all desert here. On the way I stopped in Salta, the biggest city in this region, but the … [Read more...] about Northwest Argentina and the Cerro de Siete Colores
Getting there takes patience, but you'll love what you see when you do. At Colonia Carlos Pellegrini, parts of the Esteros del Iberá wetlands in northern Argentina, it's nature up close. There are capybara, deer, foxes, gators, monkeys, otters, snakes and more than 350 species of birds on this nature preserve of almost three hectares. But first you have to get … [Read more...] about Colonia Carlos Pellegrini: Nature Up Close in Argentina
The question came up repeatedly as I prepared to make the biggest trip of my life. Better wine: Chile or Argentina? I asked anyone I could find who had been to both places or were wine lovers like myself, and the responses were split right down the middle, plus one iconoclastic friend who picked Croatia. I was looking forward to finding out for … [Read more...] about Chile vs. Argentina: Which Country Has the Better Wine?
The problem when you travel to Argentina is time. It is such a big country, with beauty in the north, south and everywhere in between. A friend went recently and saw the northern half, and that reminded me of the trip I made a couple of years ago. That meant a trip to Iguazú Falls. You can easily argue that it's the most beautiful natural attraction in the northern half … [Read more...] about Iguazú Falls: One of Argentina’s Top Natural Attractions