Sad, but not tragic. A forced opportunity. Maybe even a fortunate adaptation…fuck it. Let's make taco salad.

Argentina

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

  As evidence of the ridiculously circular nature of this entire journey, I met Anne from Germany on my last day in Mendoza when I was nursing the unquestionable Hangover Of The Year (which is really saying something) after 5 bottles of homemade peach wine and several liters of Malbeer (reference here: http://brokentaco.com/2011/02/10/mendoza/).  And yet, when […]


Puerto Iguazu & Iguazu Falls

Puerto Iguazu & Iguazu Falls

This is a true story. Jack’s father left when he was only 1 year old.  But, thanks to the wonders of the Internet Age, he was able to find the father he never knew when he turned 17.  Fernando, 57, was living in Puerto Iguazu with his young Argentinian wife and his two beautiful daughters, […]


Salta

Salta

I didn’t want Argentina to run out of wine, so after 7 days in Mendoza I headed with Ruth to Salta (~475,000 people, ~3780 feet) in the northwest corner of the country.  (By the way, I would not really recommend a 19 hour bus ride on a homebrew wine hangover to anyone.) Day 1:  Arrived […]


Mendoza

Mendoza

For a wino such as myself, Mendoza (~200,000 people, ~2,500 feet) was a “can’t miss” on my transcontinental roadie.  And did she ever deliver…as far as I recall. I remember spending all day wandering through vineyards on a bicycle built for two.  And then I remember doing it a second time.  With a different beautiful […]


Bariloche

Bariloche

The good news:  We have actually arrived in San Carlos de Bariloche (~3000people, ~3000 feet).  We are no longer on a Marga bus.  The night, while not exactly young, is not over.  And we have alcohol. The bad news:  We have spent the dawn of New Years 2011 on a fucking bus in Nowhere, Patagonia.  […]


50 Hours to Bariloche

50 Hours to Bariloche

Based on advice from other travelers, I had planned my trip about 10 days ahead to make sure I got into Bariloche a day in advance of New Years Eve so I could celebrate there.  And even though I’ve already taken 4  bus rides north from Punta Arenas, it’s another 28 hours by bus to […]


El Chaltѐn

El Chaltѐn

Just a couple hours North of El Califate by bus is the much smaller town of El Chaltѐn (~500 people, ~500 feet, 49° south latitude) which is the jumping off point for some quite famous trekking and mountain climbing destinations.  It’s also significantly more expensive than many of my other stops, so I took an […]


El Calafate

El Calafate

I’ve had a host of people recommend El Calafate (~6,000 people, ~650 feet, 50° south latitude) to me as a required stop on my tour, although I can’t for the life of me remember why.  But…it’s the next logical destination to the North and will be my first stop in Argentina.  Per usual, we’ll figure […]