la boca, argentina

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la boca, argentina

You can read about my time in Buenos Aires in this blog post, but I wanted to dedicate an entire blog post to our morning visiting La Boca. I was blown away with how beautiful this place is, the colourful buildings, the interesting people, the history behind it all - I loved it so much! If you ever go to Buenos Aires I highly recommend that this is a must-visit place! 

My dad, his friend and I walked through the streets of La Boca and I my eyes were constantly darting around trying to take everything in. The buildings here are painted in the most bright colours you will ever see, there are so many details and figures of people hanging around the town, street artists to watch and so many cute souvenirs to look at. I got to see Caminito which is a narrow street where the Italians first immigrated. If you watch my vlogs, my dad asked one of the street performers who was playing the accordion to play a traditional Argentinian song for me! 

After La Boca, we headed to San Telmo where they have weekend markets and a beautiful plaza under the trees where you can eat and watch people dance the Tango. 

See the rest of my photos from Buenos Aires here! And please subscribe to my YouTube Channel, I’ve released vlogs from every day I was in Argentina + I release new videos twice a week!

All photos edited with my Gdansk Lightroom Preset!

 

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buenos aires, argentina

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buenos aires, argentina

After an emotional goodbye with Mar Del Plata, my dad and I’s next stop was Buenos Aires, Argentina! I couldn’t contain my excitement for being in this city, and I had a huge smile on my face pretty much the entire weekend we were there.

Our first stop in Buenos Aires was the renovated Puerto Madero which is a tourist centre by the water with lots of restaurants and beautiful views. We stopped to grab some lunch here. Something I noticed that I really love about Argentina is how colourful everything is. I am in love with the brightly painted buildings - yellow, pink, blue and all the murals painted on the walls. It gives the city such character and also so many things to photograph! 

My dad and I rented an amazing airbnb on the main street in Buenos Aires which had the perfect view of the Obelisco (the tall white sculpture in the heart of the city). We spent our weekend visiting so many sights: walking around the picturesque suburb of Recoleta, visiting the cemetery in La Recoleta, we made our way to the Plaza de Mayo and saw the Casa Rosada, we explored La Boca and the Parque Tres de Febrero where they have a never ending rose garden, among so many other things!

I also vlogged my entire time in Argentina which you can watch on my YouTube Channel! Next stop is Mendoza.

All photos edited with my Gdansk Lightroom Preset!

 

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mar del plata, argentina | visiting my home city

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mar del plata, argentina | visiting my home city

Earlier this year, my dad called me up one afternoon asking me if I can help him look for flights to Argentina. I haven’t visited my hometown of Argentina since I was about 10 years old so I jumped at the opportunity and decided to go there with him! Just to give you a little bit of background, both my parents were born in Mar Del Plata, Argentina which is a city about a four hour drive away from the capital of Buenos Aires. They then moved to Australia, where my sister and I were born. We’ve only been back to visit once as part of a TV show called Sorpresa y Media where they reunite families who haven’t seen each other in years.

The main reason they were never able to go back and visit was because when they moved to Australia they started their lives from scratch again with absolutely nothing in their pockets, as well as due to flights being a very expensive affair back in the day AND we were a family of 4. We were so lucky to have that opportunity to visit my family in Argentina. My grandparents all met me and my sister for the first time and it was all very emotional. My mum still has the episode somewhere on VHS that we used to watch every now and again when we missed them!

Even though I was really young, I remember so many snippets from that trip and I was so excited to finally go back to my parent’s home to be able to connect all the dots and remember everything now that I’m older. 

I had a short 2 days back at home after being in Hawaii, before I met up with my dad at the airport and we made our way to Chile, then Argentina. We landed in Buenos Aires and my dad’s childhood friend was there waiting for us at the airport. We spent our first afternoon in the car making the very long four hour drive to Mar Del Plata.

Over the next 2 weeks, we spent every morning and afternoon visiting my grandma before heading out to visit all the sights of Mar Del Plata. It is such a beautiful city by the sea. We met so much family and so many friends, I worked on my rusty Spanish speaking skills (I can understand it with ease, but speaking it is a little hard for me!), ate so much amazing food and just really enjoyed spending our time there. I vlogged every single day I was in Argentina and you can watch all those videos on my YouTube Channel

After Mar Del Plata, we spent some time in Buenos Aires as well as Mendoza - those blog posts are coming in the following weeks! 

This trip to Argentina was honestly life changing. I felt so happy getting to see and talk to my grandma (I was so emotional the first time I saw her I cried so much!) and just getting to know the beautiful place where my parents grew up. My dad and I went on this trip to reunite with my grandma, but seeing Argentina for myself makes me want to come back and explore more of this country. I am definitely planning a trip to see more of South America soon! 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy all the photos and the vlogs! More coming soon!

All photos edited with my Gdansk Lightroom Preset!

 

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