Travel

Next Stop: Argentina

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I’ve only been out of the country twice. A family trip to Mexico when I was maybe 10 and to Europe with Alaina in 2013. I know how lucky I am to have been able to experience other parts of the world but have been so anxious to see even more of it.

Well, it’s finally happening. I’m heading to South America next week! We’re spending 5 nights in Buenos Aires and 3 nights in Mendoza, Argentina. I’ve obviously never been and would love suggestions on things to do and see while we’re there.

And I’m not the best traveler so any tips on how to stay sane while seated squished between two people (stuck in a middle seat) for 10 hours would be much appreciated. I’d also love this suitcase.

  • Christine Lamitina
  • YAY! This is so exciting. What a trip that’s going to be. I’ve never been to Argentina, but I’ve visited South America a few times – my family actually lives in Brasil. In my experience in South America, the people are extremely gracious and welcoming, especially if you make even the smallest attempt to speak their language – even if that means saying "I don’t speak Spanish"…in Spanish. They’ll really appreciate it!

    For traveling, I would highly suggest bringing a sleep mask and good headphones to help you escape the feeling that you’re in the middle seat on a 10 hour flight. An empty water bottle to fill up at the airport is also a great strategy. And with international flights, I’m all about the free wine.

    Safe travels and can’t wait to hear all about your trip!

  • Jessica Cook

    Danielle,
    Something like this: http://www.thisworks.com/us/sleep/deep-sleep-stress-less-10ml.html or even just a bit of essential oil (like lavendar) really helps me calm down and avoid the gross airplane smells of recycled air, food, and let’s face it, sometimes other people.

  • jillian

    very fun!! i can’t wait to follow along 🙂 my brother in law went a few years ago and he loved it.

  • Cecilia Friedman

    Love Buenos Aires! You have to go here: http://www.parrilladonjulio.com.ar/. Went twice when I was in Buenos Aires a few years for five day.

  • Yelle @ Tender Roots Blog

    I went to Buenos Aires during my honeymoon trip! I wanted to go to Mendoza, but in order to see more family, we spent a few nights at a winery in Brazil instead. Equally beautiful! As for Buenos Aires, my favorite restaurant was Acabar, such a fun atmosphere. Bar du Marche was a French place, but the cheeses and wine there were great when you get tired of dining on meat (parilla) every night. The San Telmo antique market is definitely fun. Copper pots galore – and cheap! (Save some room in your luggage to bring one home?) El Ateneo Grand Splendid is an old tango stage turned bookstore! Teatro Colon is a gorgeous theater that they renovated, it was originally built in the style of French theaters. It’s truly gorgeous, we did an English tour of it. We also did a bike tour – that was so much more fun than I expected! We stayed in Parlermo, and I loved walking around Recoleta. The highlight of our trip? Dinner reservations at a chef’s house where we met other travelers: Casa Saltshaker. They made us cocktails, and every course had a wine pairing. Such a great experience.

    • Yelle @ Tender Roots Blog

      PS! For a lovely and aesthetically pleasing brunch go to Olsen!

    • Cecilia Friedman

      We also did Casa Saltshaker! It was a very great experience.

  • Heather Holderness

    San Telmo market on Sunday morning. Bar 878 http://www.878bar.com.ar/
    Palermo Soho for brunch and shopping. Alfajores are a must try for a sweet…or breakfast. Mate is the hot drink of choice, and fernet is the local, classic liquor. Recoleta Cemetery to see Evita’s resting place. Bosques de Palermo for a beautiful park experience. La Bomba del Tiempo is a drum show that plays at Konex on Monday nights.
    Bike tour in Mendoza was a fun way to see the wineries, and above all you MUST visit an authentic parilla (open grill). Pick pockets are everywhere, keep things close. One thing to note: Buenos Aires this time of year is hot and humid!!! Buenos Aires is one of the best cities in the world, and Mendoza is beautiful- you’ll love it!

  • Ashley La Fleur

    Oh my gosh! Have so much fun! I want to hear all about it when you’re back. 🙂

  • Nicole W

    I’m so excited for you! I went in November and absolutely loved it! I would absolutely recommend Don Julio in Buenos Aires—the best steak I’ve eaten in my life! Mendoza is amazing! I don’t know if you have figured out how to see the wineries, but we hired a cab for the day. It was so much more affordable and personalized. I hope you have an amazing time and am excited to see your pictures!

  • Caz Wilson

    Loved Puerto Madero and had a great steak there. Also I went to South America at this time of year a few years back and it rained a lot – take a mini umbrella!

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