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10 things to do in Bariloche Patagonia

bariloche patagonia
8 minutos

Situated on the banks of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, Bariloche is the gateway to Patagonia. Bariloche was founded by German settlers, and subsequently, is reminiscent of a quaint alpine town. Today, Bariloche is considered one of the best ski resorts in the Andes, attracting winter sports enthusiasts from far and wide. During the summer months, […]

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Grill like a gaucho: Cook steak like they do in Las Pampas, Argentina

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9 minutos

In Argentina, asado is a not simply a barbeque, it’s a ritual. Family and friends will gather to enjoy Argentina’s finest cuisine – churrasco, or steak. Grass-fed, tender and juicy, there are few cuts that can rival the beef reared in the vast plains of Las Pampas Argentina. Patrolled by the nation’s folk heroes, the […]

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Desayuno Argentino: Traditional Argentina breakfast

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6 minutos

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 breakfast: Keep it simple In […]

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Argentina rivers: The Río de la Plata drainage basin

argentina rivers
5 minutos

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 translates as “River of Silver”. […]

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10 breath-taking Argentina attractions for nature and wildlife lovers

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7 minutos

Geographically, Argentina is extremely diverse. From the tropical north to Patagonia, Argentina has plenty to offer intrepid explorers. In this article, we run down ten Argentina attractions for nature and wildlife lovers, from north to south. 1. Iguazú Falls The Iguazú Falls are nothing short of absolutely stunning. This network of waterfalls lies on the […]

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The tango: Argentina traditions in culture, music and dance

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5 minutos

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 expanded out of Argentina, with […]

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

Argentinian names
6 minutos

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.   Indigenous Argentines The root […]

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3 Argentina landmarks you must see

5 minutos

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 of natural wonders, from its […]

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Understanding Argentina culture

5 minutos

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 you want to see. It’s […]

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What makes Argentina beaches so special?

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6 minutos

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 sun, sea and sand. If […]

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