Hello Longhorns! My name is Joelean Hall and this is my second blog post from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since my last blog post, I’ve had the privilege of being able to travel to Iguazu Falls and Cordoba.
I was fortunate enough to have my mother visit and take me out to Iguazu. It was overcast and a bit rainy but the falls were overflowing and the surrounding jungle was vibrantly green. Sunny or rainy, it is a beautiful place. We only got to see the Argentinian side because of our limited time (ojo, American tourist must request a Brazilian visa to enter but only costs $40, takes 48 hours, and can be done online).
On a longer weekend, me, my boyfriend, and two of our French friends joined us on a road trip to Cordoba. We all pitched in to rent a car for a bit more freedom. It was an over fourteen hour drive round trip but we saw some amazing places.
The warm weather made all the hiking and swimming so much more enjoyable. Buenos Aires is quite flat and seeing mountains again was a treat.
Cordoba is smaller than Buenos Aires but definitely worthwhile, surrounded by many lakes, mountains, and a vibrant city life. I was sad to leave the cordillera but I am hopeful to return to the mountains soon. The pictures speak for themselves, traveling is just a nice perk of the study abroad experience.
This post was contributed by Joelean Hall, a 2018 Global Ambassador.
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