Argentina

Iguazu Falls

I turned the big 3-0 in Iguazu falls, and I can honestly say it was the best birthday of my life! On the first day we walked all day on most of the trails inside the park, and on day 2 we took a boat trip that took us close to several different waterfalls. We got soaked by the falls, swam in the river, and took a dip in the Sheraton pool located inside the park. It’s the highlight of my 6 month trip…an experience we will never forget!

(My camera got wet when I was taking pictures of the falls, so that’s why you see a fuzzy line on the bottom of some of the pics…waaaaa!)

between Brazil and Argentina
on our way to the Garganta Del Diablo

 

double rainbow
soaked by the Garganta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Martin
before we got showered by the falls

 

 

la Garganta

 

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires welcomed us with 2 days of 90 degree heat…and on the third day we got drenched!
Apparently not the typical weather for this time of year. My uncle Juan Carlos and his wife Orit live in Capital, and I have several aunts, uncles and cousins I recently met who live 40 minutes away in Castelar.  They are the best!  The city is huge, but easy to get around with the Subte, train, or buses.

We ate bife de chorizo that was to die for, and watched a tango show at Cafe Tortoni.  We were also there on 8N, an anti-government protest that filled the streets.  Seeing the marcha reminded me of my days in SF and Oakland reporting on the countless Occupy protests.

On our last night in the big city, the three of us met up with my cousin Alejandra and we danced the night away in Palermo!!

Avenida 9 de Julio 

Obelisco 

Plaza de Mayo 
the Pink House 

2 Alejandras, Chris and Nicole