Overview Argentina

Visiting Argentina

From La Rioja wine region to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina enchants. Buenos Aires is the heart of the country: home of the tango, a thriving soccer scene, and some of the best nightlife south of the Equator. Recharge by visiting the awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls or the vast pampas beyond the city. From La Rioja wine region to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina enchants. Buenos Aires is the heart of the country: home of the tango, a thriving soccer scene, and some of the best nightlife south of the Equator. Recharge by visiting the awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls or the vast pampas beyond the city.    Close

Stories and Tips Argentina

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Southwards to the Highest Mountain

Written by SeenThat on 29 Mar, 2011

Southwards from La Paz, things become rather simple from the traveler’s perspective. Oruro, maybe Sucre, Potosi and then back to Argentina.OruroCarnival is the main - and some say the only - attraction in Oruro. UNESCO recognized it as a Human Heritage event and since then…Read More


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Upwards to the Andes

Written by SeenThat on 29 Mar, 2011

From Santa Cruz the path is upwards; Cochabamba and La Paz being the first destinations. Since I recently reviewed in detail this country - see Planning Bolivia and my other Bolivian journals – the descriptions here would be skeletal and refer only to the travel…Read More


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Westwards through the Paraguayan Chaco

Written by SeenThat on 29 Mar, 2011

After a quick snack at the Lido Bar, I crossed the street to Asuncion’s central plaza and decided to make a quick survey of the center despite the heat and the bright, burning sun. The first hours in a place provide the strongest, more long-lasting…Read More


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Northwards to Asuncion del Paraguay

Written by SeenThat on 29 Mar, 2011

One of the best parts of traveling is learning to use local transports as a denizen; after having done that in Asia, where often I was unable even to read the signs, South America turned out being a piece of empanada. In Buenos Aires, it…Read More


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Landing in a New Continent

Written by SeenThat on 26 Mar, 2011

Landing in a new continent may be exhilarating but also confusing. Where to start? Where to go? South America is large and underdeveloped; meaning that exploring it takes time, patience and pain. Culturally it can be divided in two main parts: Spanish and Portuguese speaking…Read More


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Buenos Aires Architecture

Written by LenR on 22 Mar, 2010

Buenos Aires architecture is characterized by its eclectic nature, with parts of the city resembling Barcelona, Paris and Madrid. The Argentines appear to value their European heritage highly and the lifestyle and architecture are markedly more European than any other in South America. Today glass-sheathed…Read More


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San Telmo

Written by LenR on 22 Mar, 2010

We were seduced by the crumbling facades and cobbled streets of this neighbourhood. It was once the up-market area of the city and after years of neglect it is once more slowly being gentrified. We enjoyed exploring and if we were antique lovers, this would…Read More


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Puerto Madero

Written by LenR on 22 Mar, 2010

Puerto Madero, is a district of the Argentine capital, occupying a significant portion of the Rio de la Plata riverbank and representing the latest architectural trends in the city. We discovered it almost by accident and found it a pleasant place for strolling by the…Read More


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Food

Written by LenR on 22 Mar, 2010

Take an appetite with you to Buenos Aires. We knew little about Argentine cuisine before arriving in the country but quickly came to enjoy what was available. Most Argentines eat a light breakfast, usually bread and tea, maté or coffee, a large lunch and then…Read More


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Some Useful Tips

Written by Ana Astri-O'Reilly on 17 Mar, 2010

Best places for breakfast with a great view. Manolo (Bv. Maritimo Patricio Peralta Ramos 4800) is famous for its churros and its food offers good value for money: huge portions and good quality. Confiteria Boston (see review) is a must for croissants. Mirador Waikiki (AV.…Read More


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