Island xtreme sports in Patagonia: Adventures for the fearless

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The region of Patagonia covers the southern tip of both Argentina and Chile. With frozen glaciers, huge mountains and raging rivers, some of the world’s most breathtaking landscape is in Patagonia. As a result, Patagonia’s network of islands, plains, and mountains is a haven for xtreme sports lovers. Here, we run through […]

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5 handy items for your essential Patagonia adventure kit

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Tent? Check. Hiking boots? Check. Sunscreen? Check. After you’ve got your basics together, packing for a hiking holiday in Patagonia requires planning. First and foremost, the weather can be very changeable. Therefore, layers are key. However, if you’re undertaking tough hikes like the W trek, packing light is paramount. But […]

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Cruise maritime voyages in Patagonia: Retrace Darwin’s route

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Perhaps the world’s most renowned naturalist is Charles Darwin. Born in Shrewsbury in 1809, Darwin’s ideas would change the face of scientific thought forever. It was Charles Darwin’s voyages in Patagonia that shaped much of his thinking. For instance, it was on these adventures that Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. […]

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Desayuno Argentino: Traditional Argentina breakfast

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Argentina is a country with lots of delicious cuisines to try. From succulent steaks to tempting empanadas served with a rich Malbec, Argentinian food is a delight for the taste buds. However, what do the Argentinians enjoy for breakfast? Here, we show you the ropes of desayuno Argentino, or Argentina breakfast. Authentic Argentina […]

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Patagonia granite: Discover more about this precious material

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Some of the most stunning design in contemporary interiors features Patagonia granite. Subtle speckles of deep black, pale gold, espresso brown, and shimmering, translucent planes, make this stone one of the most prized types of granite. Quarried in Brazil – not Patagonia, surprisingly – this remarkable stone is also known […]

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Argentina rivers: The Río de la Plata drainage basin

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The country of Argentina derives its name from the Latin argentum, meaning silver. The first use of the name “Argentina” can be traced back to the journeys made by Portuguese and Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century. Their inspiration was the enormous, shining mouth of the Río de la Plata, which […]

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The tango: Argentina traditions in culture, music and dance

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Tango is one of the most famous and influential dances in the world. Originating in Buenos Aires in the 18th century, tango brought together working class European immigrants, indigenous Argentinians and former slaves. As a result, tango has shaped Argentinian culture and society. The dance’s popularity meant that it quickly […]

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