Articles By: MelanieK
In a last-ditch effort to see all of the major tourist attractions in Buenos Aires, my friend and I went to visit the Palacio Paz near Plaza San Martin. While I had seen the building’s French architecture from the outside on several occasions and heard about the ornate décor inside, I was still impressed by the “recorrida,” or tour through the social halls
A coastal town known for its colorful murals decoratively painted on walls, sidewalks, lampposts, and anything else, Valparaiso, Chile is a charming, artsy town. My traveling companion and I decided it seemed like a geographic mix of San Diego beaches, the steep San Francisco hills, the Andalucían region of Spain, and a town in northern Israel.
The Argentine province of Missiones has a selva, or jungle-like setting, that looks just like the setting of Robert DeNiro ‘80’s movie, The Mission. While Missiones serves as part of the border with Brazil, the province is really known for Las cataratas de Iguazú, or a system of more than 275 waterfalls
After hearing about the city of Mendoza from a November 2010 New York Times article and then getting multiple recommendations from friends in Buenos Aires, I realized that I had to visit before the end of my semester abroad.
This past weekend, I visited the province of Jujuy in the northwestern corner of Argentina. Bordering northern Chile and Southern Bolivia, Jujuy has strong historical ties to the Andean culture that is more prominent in its neighboring countries. With roots in the pre-Inca period, the cultural unity of the various indigenous groups that lived in the Andes shaped this region.