Photoessay: Argentinian Desert

This trip to Jujuy and Tilcara was my first solo travel trip. There were friends made, buses ridden “black” (past the destination on my ticket), hills climbed and cacti gawked at, as they towered over my head. I came home with sandal, necklace, sunglasses and earring tan lines. The bus ride from Tilcara to Buenos Aires took a full 24 hours.

The national park full of cacti remains one of my all-time favorite places I’ve ever been. I’d kill to go back with a DSLR.

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Where did you take your first solo trip? Have you ever seen this area of Argentina?

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5 thoughts on “Photoessay: Argentinian Desert”

    1. They’ve been haunting me ever since! But I do know where I can get some in Pittsburgh, so really it’s my own fault. Where in SA did you go?

    1. I drove by it on the bus, but didn’t stop there! I was still a noob traveler, going without a Lonely Planet or a plan… but it was wonderful just the same. Definitely an entirely different world from BA. 🙂

  1. Either I have selective reading or Korea is ruining my English skills, because at first I thought this post was called “Argentinian Dessert”. So I got really excited to see all things dulce de leche and was really confused with all the desert pictures… haha derp. Anyway yes, I remember Tilcara being really beautiful, too! 🙂

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