The Mummies of Llullaillaco

She sits with her legs crossed and a half-smile forever etched on her lips. The “Doncella” (maiden), one of the three mummies of Llulaillaco, looks peaceful, frozen in deep slumber. She is on display at Salta’s Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña or MAAM (Museum of High Altitude Archaeology) in the provincial capital. An Astounding Discovery In March […]

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February 23, 2015 by
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Top 10 Photo Ops in Mendoza

The words ‘Mendoza’ and ‘Argentine wine’ may be inescapably linked, the province is after all the very heart of Argentine wine country. But Mendoza is generous beyond measure, giving us a lot more than its acclaimed Malbec. Mendoza is a province that is also rich in natural beauty, glorious sights that endure the test of […]

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February 16, 2015 by
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Calchaqui Valley and Cafayate Winery-Day Trip from Salta

Amphitheater

In the pleasant, colonial city of Salta in northwest Argentina, there is a variety of produce for sale, wines from the region, and beautiful simple stones sold as jewelry. And when you look around Salta, it’s hard to imagine where it all comes from. That is precisely why I decided to take the Calchaqui Valley and Cafayate Winery-Day Trip from Salta. Because I wanted to see for my own eyes where all of these riches come from. And because I’d seen photos of a stark, red, striated landscape, which I really wanted to see.

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February 9, 2015 by
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River Rafting and Zipline Tour from Salta with Argentine BBQ Lunch

Ziplining over the river

Getting outside in Salta was first on my list of activities. The charming city with colonial architecture has a big hill to one side, that you can take a cable car up and walk down, but if you want to have some real adventure, you’ve got to head out of the city, and so I did.

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February 2, 2015 by
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The Ruins of San Ignacio Miní

Misiones, name of the Argentine province that is home to one of the country’s most cherished natural treasures, Iguazu Falls, literally means ‘missions’. The simple name accurately reflects its early history. For 200 years the Jesuits held settlements in the region, then known as reducciones in an effort to educate and bring the word of God […]

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December 24, 2014 by
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4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Mendoza

Each Argentine province is beautiful in its own right, but the province of Mendoza, in particular, attracts thousands of visitors every year, most of which come thirsting for one of two things: the rich wine or the spectacular adventure sports. The province is huge, and there’s plenty to see and do, so if you only […]

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November 17, 2014 by
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