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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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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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What’s in a name? Argentinian names and their meanings

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Many people in Argentina have beautiful, lyrical names. But what is the origin of Argentinian names like Diego Armando Maradona Franco, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna and Eva María Duarte de Perón? In this article, we run through the root, meaning and cultural significance of surnames, or apellidos, that you may encounter on your trip to Argentina. […]

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3 Argentina landmarks you must see

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Argentina is one of the most picturesque countries on earth. Tourists travel from far and wide to catch a glimpse of any number of famous Argentina landmarks. You could visit Argentina ten times and still not see all it has to offer. Patagonia alone is home to a stunning range […]

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Understanding Argentina culture

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Planning a trip to Argentina? Good for you. From its sandy beaches and bustling cities to the unspoiled beauty of Patagonia, there’s a lot to do and see. Preparing for an Argentinian vacation is a key part of the process. You’ve got to research and decide which parts of the country […]

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What makes Argentina beaches so special?

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Argentina is a world-class destination for adventurous holidaymakers, with a vast landscape to explore. It’s not all hiking in Patagonia and whale watching, though. Argentina’s beaches are some of the most pristine in the world, and there’s a lot to like for tourists that like nothing better than a bit of […]

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A quick guide to General Carrera Lake

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General Carrera Lake is one of the most picturesque bodies of water in Patagonia. The lake spans both Chile and Argentina, and General Carrera Lake is its Chilean name. On the Argentinian side, they know it better as Lake Buenos Aires. Both names are widely used and internationally accepted, however, […]

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Memorable Cities To Visit Along the Andes in Argentina

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Often described as the spine of South America, the Andes Mountains cut through South America, giving countries such as Peru and Chile high-altitude terrain that is perfect for hiking and other outdoor adventures. But it’s along the Andes in Argentina where unique climatic features and the accessibility of certain peaks […]

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