Both my husband and I recently "retired". Since 1992, we have done a fair amount of global travelling for his work but mostly in Europe. We have been seriously thinking about travelling to Argentina for a couple of weeks some time in 2015. Neither of us speak Spanish and only American English.
We both love history and still rather 'spry' enjoying walking. I am also a horse person, still ride but do mostly carriage driving now with my horses. My husband does not ride but loves going with me on my carriages. We both enjoy going to polo matches that we regularly attend during our summer months here in New England.
We are thinking that we would like a combination of big city experiences and that of the country side. I need to be careful to balance the trip so poor Hubby is not left sitting around while I enjoy the horsey experiences.
Currently, we are thinking about 4 days in Buenos Aires, 2 or three days in Iguarzu Falls, and 4 or 5 days in Mendoza area as our 'starter trip' to Argentina.
While I feel totally comfortable making plans for any trip to Europe, I am not so comfortable making plans for our first trip to South America. Normally in Europe, we spend a few days in a big city, pickup a rental car, and drive around to the special places we want to visit. With Argentina being so large, I am not so sure if this is a good approach.
Yes, I have several travel books that I think only scratch the surface. We are NOT tour kind of people other than day tours and the like. We rather experience a country in a less 'organized' fashion and on our schedule.
TA has been SO much more helpful over the last few years than travel books. I am thinking back to our trip last year to Turkey. Through the forum, we were able to find the perfect places to visit/stay, find some great day tours,and had great support during the difficult times that happened right after we arrived in Turkey. I only have praise for the TA forum community.
Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Yours, Claudia