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Ruta 33: Salta to Cachi

Salta to Cachi: June 12, 2013

Eventually we got out of Buenos Aires, spent just enough time in Salta to eat a few empanadas and pick up a car, and happily left the city behind. All respect to Type E for navigating not only the mean streets of Salta (no lights, no stop signs—just hold your breath and go) but the […]

A Day at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, June 11, 2013

A Day at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, June 11, 2013

Sometimes your itinerary says you’re flying from Buenos Aires to Salta, but instead you spend the day at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport with a swarm of frantic, caffeinated Argentinians waving their arms and yelling. Unbeknownst to all of us, the airport had, in fact, closed. Closing the airport involves putting up new times for all the […]

Cafe Double at Plaza Dorrega

Buenos Aires, June 10, 2013

By day three, we were smarter about coffee. Order the Café Double to avoid a tiny cup. Argentinians are proud of their pope: Back in the day, the wealthy gathered at  the Teatro Colón’ and conducted business in the gold room. This sofa is where fathers negotiated dowries. They sat in the middle, and the […]

Dancing at Plaza Dorrego

Sunday in San Telmo

Day two in Argentina: a plaza, a market, a pink house, and dancing.

El Desnivel

Argentina – Arriving in Buenos Aires

In hindsight, it was a terrible, terrible idea to commit to writing a blog post every day for a month. I already missed a day after falling asleep too early on a Saturday night. This is the fault of the recent time change, I’m sure. Not feeling sufficiently motivated to come up with new material, […]



The first movie made in a country without movie theatres and directed by a woman where women are second class citizens would be worth seeing, regardless of how good it is. But Wadjda is good. What is it about movies with bicycles? This one features a ten-year-old Saudi Arabian girl, Wadjda, who wants nothing more […]