Argentina & Uruguay
I had to wait for good 20 minutes inside of an old church, before she finally came along, exactly where I wanted her. And in the end I never saw the whole church itself. Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
Perito Moreno glacier with the Andes far away. Shot from a boat on my way to an ice trek adveture on a side of the glacier.
Perito Moreno glacier. A bit over 14,000 kilometers from home.
Old town in Montevideo. Walking distance from the major tourist attractions - and much more interesting. Yet somehow I was the only tourist there that day.
Old, colonial city of Salta, Argentina. Rather small, but very nice to walk around. One particularly interesting place is the Museum of High Altitude Archaelogy, where stunningly well preserved remains of the Children of Llullaillaco can be seen. These are Indian mummies from around 500 years ago, buried high in the Andes and discovered as late as in 1999.
Brasilian view of the Devil's Throat at Iguazu Falls - waterfalls sometimes called 'Niagara on Viagra'. Well over 70 billion liters of water flows through this area every single day. Urban legend says Eleanor Roosevelt, when saw this place, said 'poor Niagara'.
Brasilian side of Devil's Throat.
Store is opening at around 3 in the afternoon. That's because anything earlier than that is unbearably hot. Cordoba, Argentina.
Hostel inside of an old, colonial building, with ceilings at least 4 meters high. Lovely, but with one major drawback - no AC. It was well over 30 degrees Celcius outside and I slept in a room with 6+ more people...
Puerto Madero district, Buenos Aires. Folks from that city, thousands upon thousands of them, are strolling, running, playing and having a good time each weekend in that district.
1... 2... 3... - Salta, Argentina.
Old town house at Plaza 9 de Julio, Salta's central square. Just few meters from here I learned that whenever you want to pay with card, you should check whether there is a card reader in a store. Often, in Argentinian supermercados, clerk has to manually type in your card number, expiration date and your name into the cash register. That takes a lot of time!
First time ever I gave anyone money for the permission to photograph. Still not sure I should've done that.
There's a lot of weird stuff going on here, none of which I can explain. I've seen this scene via a window (with no glass) somewhere in the Montevideo's old town.
On my way from Salta to Cordoba, after few hours in the bus, it came to a sudden stop and everyone left. Nobody spoke English, and I, with all my 50 Spanish words, couldn't understand a thing. We ended up changing buses, for a reason still unknown to me. I've taken this photograph while standing between both buses, making sure my bagpack ends up in the same car I do.
On one of the trails that begins in El Chalten, in the southern part of Patagonia.
Somewhere on Ruta 52, on the way to Salinas Grandes.
La Defensa street, Buenos Aires. Folow it to the north, and you'll end up at Casa Rosada - presidential palace where famous balcony scene from the 'Evita' movie has taken place.
They seem to enjoy a very nice morning. Colonia del Sacramento.
Friend I've met somewhere in Quebrada de Humahuaca. I knew just enough Spanish words to have a short conversation.
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
Old town, Montevideo.
Maimara village in Quebrada de Humahuaca.
Mountains around El Chalten.
Rainbow, Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side).
Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls.
Perito Moreno glacier and the Andes.
Ice walking on the Perito Moreno glacier.
Cat, despite being afraid of me, gathered enough courage to peek outside, granting me an opportunity to capture this photograph. Old town, Montevideo.
Inside of the Palacio Salvo, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Palacio del Congreso, Buenos Aires. Nearby, 60 years before me, Tony Halik, famous Polish traveler, embarked upon his 180k+ kilometer long journey across both Americas.
Apartment building at Plaza Independencia. AC is a must. Montevideo, Uruguay.
La Boca, colorful, pretty and... way over-hyped. Buenos Aires.
Colonia del Sacramento is filled with old, vintage cars. This one serves as an eye-catcher to attract tourists to a nearby restaurant.
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
One of the villages in Quebrada de Humahuaca.
La Recoleta Cementery, Buenos Aires. Somewhere around here Evita rests in peace.
Salinas Grandes, north of Salta.
Cathedral in Cordoba.