Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Summer in California, Winter in Buenos Aires
In general, the Southern Cone is a northern winter/southern summer destination because the seasons are reversed - with notable exceptions, as some people enjoy the endless winter at ski resorts such as Argentina's Las Leñas and Chile's Portillo, and the northern deserts of both countries are ideal for travel at this time of the year. The appeal of Buenos Aires, though, is independent of the seasons, and that's where I'm heading tomorrow for a couple weeks as I begin to update the most recent edition of Moon Handbooks Buenos Aires. While I'm reluctant to give up two weeks of summer, especially as the Santa Rosa plums in my Oakland garden are ripening, check this space for the latest travel news from the Argentine capital, pictured here in the form of the Plaza del Congreso. Feel free to send along any questions.