Category: Argentina

The first stretch of Ruta 52 gravel after the park entrance. 17

Maps can be so deceiving!

Deceived by all my maps: I drove Ruta 52 from Mendoza to Uspallata, a stunning drive through the Andes, but none of my maps showed the 365 curves or a narrow gravel track.

Streets paved with Gold 1

Streets paved with Gold

This is not a fairy tale, but the true story of Balde, a strange little town in Argentina. The story illustrates the advantage of travelling in your own camper: you discover exotic and sometimes unusual places, and these encounters stick in your head for a long time.

Blue Dollar buys more Argentinian Pesos 5

Money matters in Argentina

A short rundown on changing money in Argentina at “Dólar Blue” black market rates, advantages, risks, links to current rates and what these Pesos can buy.

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