15 May Month 5: Cordoba, Argentina, The only city I have not been to so far on Remote Year
After getting back from Patagonia, which was such an amazing week, I was looking forward to being in the one city that I have not been to as of yet, Cordoba. Before I talk about Cordoba, let me praise Patagonia as a whole. A group of us planned this side trip back in March to go to Patagonia on our way to Argentina. There were 12 of us in total all booked and planned by Derek Smith who did a wonderful job of taking care of all of the essentials needed for such a large group. We rented two vans, hit two countries, stayed in three different hotels, two currencies, 12 personalities and hundreds of kilometers of driving and in the end it was all spectacular (nobody killed each other and we are all still speaking).
The cities we went to were Punta Arenas-Chile, Punta Natales-Chile, El Calafate-Argentina and Parque Torres Del Paine in Chile. The highlights were the ice trek on Glacier Perito Moreno in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina and the 8 hour trek in Torres Del Paine in Chile. The trek in Torres Del Paine was the hardest trek I have ever done. Personally I am not a trekker but 8 hours in total was extremely difficult for me, especially the first four hours getting to the base. I got so excited like a little kid once I finally saw the base of the mountain. This was a real accomplishment for me because in the middle of the trek I wanted to go back to the car because I was so tired and physically beat up. Be it that we were there in the off season not everything was open. We wanted to see the penguins in Punta Arenas but that was closed because of the time of year, this was something lots of us wanted to do. If you plan on going make sure you do not go in June and July as it is true off season and almost everything we were told closes down.
Cordoba is a much smaller city than any of the cities we have been to so far. The history here is more of a college town and there are many young people here. One of the hardest things is to find good places to eat for breakfast or lunch and I could not find soy milk anywhere (yet). We stay here for less than 30 days and for me arriving on the 7th and leaving the 25th for Iguazu Falls makes this the shortest stay of any of my South American cities too. One thing I did decide to do here is work on my websites and upload photos to the proper sites that I own. This trip has given me so many opportunities to travel and take a tremendous amount of photos but I have not taken advantage of my free time to post them in places where more of the public can see them. All of my photos are here at my Flickr account. www.flickr.com/rjsnyc As of this week I am trying to make the best of my limited time in Cordoba and get my work in front of the proper people who can promote my work to magazines, websites and blogs. Next week I am heading to Salta which is in the north of Argentina to go to Salinas Grandes the salt flats of Argentina. There is a red mountain range in Quebreda de Cafayate and Purmamarca with its seven color hills along with seeing the city of Salta too. From there we head to Buenos Aires so that is where you will find my next post.
Here is a list of my websites to see more of my work:
1- www.richardsilverphoto.com This is my main website
2-http://www.richardsilver.photography/ This is where I post my New Work
3-http://shop.richardsilverphoto.com/ This is my Shopping site
4-https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjsnyc/albums My Flickr account which I use for inventory, contains most of my complete works