Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Obelisco is a national historic monument located in Plaza de la República. On the day I took this picture, the Obelisco was decorated by INCLUSION flags to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Known internationally for the musical Evita, Eva Perón was the beloved First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She began her career as an actress but after her marriage to Juan Perón, she became an advocate for labor rights and women's suffrage, ran the Eva Perón Charity Foundation and founded the Female Peronist Party.
Gauchos, also known as cowboys, were originally looked down upon as barbarians by Unitarios, the elite that backed European civilization.To combat the Europeanisation of Argentina, the gauchos emerged in the late 19th century as a national symbol of Argentine national tradition through their romanticization in legends, folklore and literature such as Martín Fierro by José Hernández.
A Natural Wonder
Misiónes, Argentina
Iguazu Falls is made of 275 waterfalls or cataracts and is twice as tall as Niagra falls. Fortunately, I was able to visit both the Argentine and Brazilian side (the next picture) of these amazing waterfalls. The surrounding subtropical climate houses over 2,000 plant and animal species such as toucans (I saw one!), jaguars, monkeys and ceibos, the national flower of Argentina.
Baby Coati
Misiónes, Argentina
These little rascals prey on tourists at the Iguazu Falls National Park for snacks all day long. The park provides noise making sticks to keep them away.
La Boca
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Now known for its colorful houses, radical politics and tango, La Boca is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Buenos Aires. Historically, La Boca was the poorest Barrio in BA inhabited by dock workers who painted their houses with cast-away leftover paint creating this colorful neighborhood.
En Route to Iguazu Falls
Also known as yerba mate, this is a traditional South American caffeine-rich beverage. I'll never forget the warmness that came with sharing mate with a group of friends. (pictured Thi)
Córdoba, Argentina
I picked Córdoba for my first solo 4-day weekend adventure. With its cute markets, beautiful buildings and numerous museums, I knew I had made the right choice.
Mendoza, Argentina
The snow-capped mountain in this picture is the highest mountain outside of Asia. We took a short walk through Aconcagua National Park which was also my first time experiencing altitude.