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How to get to Iguazú Falls – from both sides

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7 minutos

Iguazú Falls is an enormous waterfall that lies on the border between Argentina and Brazil. Unlike many places in Argentina or Brazil, the name isn’t Spanish or Portuguese. The word iguazú actually derives from the Tupi or Guarani languages, meaning ‘big water’ – which is fitting, considering the falls’ sheer scale. Iguazú Falls is one […]

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5 things to do in Río Gallegos, Argentina

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6 minutos

Río Gallegos is the Argentinian mainland’s most southerly city. Although frequently overlooked in favor of the Fuegan town of Ushuaia, Río Gallegos has plenty to offer – especially if you’re looking for something a bit less touristy. So, whether you’re passing through or using the city as your base, Río Gallegos is a quaint, low-key […]

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10 amazing Perito Moreno glacier facts

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8 minutos

The mighty Perito Moreno glacier is one of the most spectacular sights in Argentine Patagonia. Located in the Los Glaciares National Park, the Perito Moreno glacier is one of the largest of the 48 glaciers emanating from Patagonia’s Southern Ice Field. Here, we run through 10 amazing Perito Moreno glacier facts to prime you for […]

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The best of Mar del Plata, Argentina: Beaches, bars and attractions

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Mar del Plata is Argentina’s most popular beach resort. As the country’s second most visited city after Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata Argentina perfectly marries a seaside escape with a lively city break. The city also has plenty to offer those who love the great outdoors; Mar del Plata boasts 30km of Atlantic coastline that […]

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10 things to do in Bariloche Patagonia

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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

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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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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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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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