A Moment In… Dolores, Argentina

I have decided to begin a new TwT tradition/series called “A Moment In…”

When I get that sudden urge to fly away, and my soul feels slightly deprived of travel and suddenly inundated with wanderlust, I will satisfy it here by taking a random travel moment gone by and writing a short photo-heavy post about it. This will be a shared series, and I welcome any and all contributions. (Just email me if you want to share your own Moment In…)

To kick off this new TwT series, I invite you to take a moment and join me at an estancia in…

DOLORES, ARGENTINA.

The adorable little table and chairs on the front porch of Estancia Dos Talas where my friend Shannon and I spent the morning sipping coffee and eating magdalena cookies before going for a walk. Dolores, Argentina.

After spending a month in Buenos Aires, my friend Shannon and I craved the country. We decided to escape the city hustle and bustle for a day on an estancia, or “estate,” two/three hours away, called Estancia Dos Talas. Argentines head to estancias where they can settle in for a lengthy asado (the traditional Argentine “BBQ” with every type of meat you can imagine), glass after glass of Malbec, cabalgatas (a horseback stroll through the countryside), and, of course, a cappuccino and medialuna (the Argentine equivalent of a croissant, which is slightly smaller and sweetened by a touch of honey and absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious) in the afternoon. I hope the photos below capture some of the tranquility and beauty of a weekend escape to Dolores, Argentina, when summer is right on the brink of becoming fall…

Shannon approaches the Estancia. Dolores, Argentina.

The estancia's on-site chapel, built in honor of the daughter of the owners, who died in a car crash while visiting her favorite place in the world: Paris. Dolores, Argentina.

Horse. Estancia in Dolores, Argentina.

Trees. Dolores, Argentina.

Skeleton of a home. Dolores, Argentina.

Gaucho in the sunset. Dolores, Argentina.

Black bull on an estancia. Dolores, Argentina.

A night sky full of bats ("murcielagos"). Dolores, Argentina.

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11 responses to “A Moment In… Dolores, Argentina

  1. Gotan Project is the best! I loved loved loved this post. I needed a little Argie-fix. The countryside is so romantic to me!

    • travelswithtavel

      I love Gotan Project too! So glad you loved the post 🙂 I think we could all use a little Argie-fix right now… It is totally romantic, and who doesn’t love a riding horseback in the sunset with a cute gaucho?

  2. twoOregonians

    This was so lovely! I am a landscape architect, and I’m so curious to learn more now after visiting their website and reading that the parkland was “designed in 1908 by the French landscape architect Charles Thays” — what a beautiful spot. We’re visiting Argentina and February/March next year. I wonder now if we might make it to Dolores?

    • travelswithtavel

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it! And from a unique perspective, too. I didn’t know that about Charles Thays… You see, I learned something about the estancia too 🙂 If you talk to the people at Dos Talas, they can tell you how to get there. It’s basically a straight shot with one or two lefts/rights once you’re out of BsAs. I think it really took close to 3 hrs, so it’s day-trip worthy but why not spend an overnight there too? If you want, the estancia can organize for a friend of there’s who is a taxi driver (and very talkative and gregarious) to drive you door to door from the city, and it barely costs more than taking the train, so it’s worth it. Just a thought.

      ENJOY your trip! Sounds like you have a plenty of time to decide on an itinerary. Let me know if you ever need more suggestions.

      Cheers!
      Tavel

  3. It’s funny that a place called Dolores looks so picturesque!

    • travelswithtavel

      I thought the same thing!

      (For those who don’t know, “dolores” means “pains.”)

      Cheers, and thanks for reading Kyle!
      Tavel

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