Category: Argentina

Let Argentina come to you

April 29, 2020
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Argentina

Although we are unable to travel at the moment, it’s still possible to discover the joys of Latin America – from the comfort of your home! Each week we are giving you inspiration from a different destination in Latin America, sharing movies, music, books and recipes to pique your interest, and this weeks destination is the intense and seductive land of Argentina. From crackling glaciers to sun-scorched deserts, snow-capped mountains, emerald-green lakes and wildlife-rich wetlands, the spectacular variety of Argentina’s landscapes gives just a hint of the exhilarating variety of adventures that await in this wildly intoxicating country. Delve deeper into the wonders of Argentina with our favourite inspiring read, film, food and music below.  Watch: El Hijo de la Novia (The Son of the Bride (2001) This comedy drama was released at the peak of the economic crisis in Argentina, and no doubt brought a much-needed lighthearted release! It follows the story of Rafael, a restaurant owner from…

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Rosy’s Travels in Argentina

February 14, 2018
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Argentina

A few weeks into my big trip, I arrived at Iguazu’s gateway. In the Misiones province of Northern Argentina, the town had a rustic feel. Puerto Iguazu was of simple décor, the streets lined with the basic amenities. A garage, a bakery, a pharmacy and shop, all hosted by friendly locals. With every hospitable greet and helping hand, I admired the Argentinian culture. “Did you go to the falls, tell me, what do you think!?” A passer-by exclaimed with a grin. “Not yet, manana!” I called back with delight, his enthusiasm had instilled my excitement. Following strict instructions from a fellow traveller, I would view the Brazilian side first. A quick transfer later and a ticket in hand, I wandered the border alone. Too far to touch but close enough to marvel, stood miles of falling water. It was an exhilarating sight. I was now eager to get much closer….

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Best Places to Visit in South America

August 4, 2017
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Argentina, Chile, Galapagos, Peru, Rio Carnival, Wildlife Week

As a Continent of wonders, South America is the place where the most incredible adventures can happen. If you haven’t been to this exquisite part of the world yet, hold on tight because what we are about to reveal will start a new life addiction – Latin America! Here are 10 reasons why you will be love-struck: Number 10: Perito Moreno Glacier The Perito Moreno Glacier is in the Los Glaciares National Park, in southwest Santa Cruz, Argentina. It’s considered to be one of the most important Argentinian Patagonian attractions and with good reason. It is 30 km long and one of the 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes. Other than that, it’s just another wonder of the world, and one of the reasons why (after this post) you will be booking a flight to South America! You can learn more about the…

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Guide to the Andes

July 7, 2017
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All News, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru

The Andes Mountains. The longest continual mountain range in the world, and neighbour to rainforests, deserts, glaciers and volcanoes, ancient civilisations and modern capital cities. It stretches across seven South American nations and offers visitors unrivalled landscapes, world-class trekking, award-winning vineyards, glistening salt flats, and a chance to experience true Andean culture. Covering an astonishing 3.371 million km², it can be overwhelming trying to narrow down a specific destination or area of the Andes to explore. So, we’ve put together a guide to the Andes, broken down into some of our favourite destinations. Where will you explore next? Where to go in the Andes? Peru Home to Machu Picchu, Peru has arguably the most popular and well-known tourist attraction in the Andes. Whether trekking the Inca Trail, or travelling by train from the stunning capital of Cusco, this is one destination you definitely won’t want to miss. While Machu Picchu…

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Cruising the End of the World with Cruceros Australis

April 21, 2015
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All News, Argentina, Chile

I was lucky enough to take another fantastic trip to my favourite continent. This time I travelled 8314 miles from Heathrow to the ‘end of the world’, landing in Ushuaia, Argentina, to experience one of the much sought after Cruceros Australis Patagonian cruises. After a wonderfully hot and sunny two day stopover in Buenos Aires we made the journey down south to Tierra del Fuego, a large land mass split between Chile and Argentina. The view from the plane when we were coming in to land has to be up there with one of the most impressive I’ve ever experienced. The aeroplane gets so close to the tops of the snow-capped mountains you feel as though you could touch them. Stepping into Ushuaia airport is already a huge contrast to the large, bustling hub of Buenos Aires domestic airport; it almost feels cosy, being built out of wood and less…

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Closed Door Restaurants: The Local Dining Experience

September 9, 2014
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All News, Argentina

For unique foodie experiences head to Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo On my last couple of visits to Buenos Aires my time was limited, so naturally I wanted every meal to count, I wanted it to be great, not just good. I talked to nearly every local I knew to get their restaurant recommendations and I found that on almost everyone’s list was a closed door restaurant. Although they are not a new phenomenon I noticed that there is still a buzz about town for the mysterious puerta cerrada, as it’s known in Argentina. After the economic crisis of 2001, these home-grown businesses became an entrepreneurial trend, and one that has spread to other cities such as the gastronomic hub of Sao Paulo. In my opinion these off-the-beaten-track culinary experiences offer more than the average restaurant. Firstly, the food is just like home cooking, made by passionate and friendly locals…

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Buenos Aires: An Architect’s Playground

August 16, 2014
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All News, Argentina

A surprise around every corner… When I was planning my first visit to Buenos Aires there were certain things that I was told to look out for; tango dancing in the streets, melt-in-the-mouth steaks, the polo, the leather goods.. I could go on! But something I never anticipated was the huge variety of creative architecture that has been used to build this unique South American metropolis. The main attractions dotted around the city centre are certainly impressive, such as the famous Casa Rosada or the historical Teatro Colón, but more of a surprise to me was the brilliant individuality of every suburban house that outlines the city and it is this that continues to inspire me on every visit. On the edge of the river basin, in the charming neighbourhood of San Isidro (where I was lucky enough to live) you will struggle to find any two houses the same….

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Caroline’s Cookbook: Empanadas

August 15, 2014
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All News, Argentina, Brazil, Chile

It’s that time again! Who else is hungry? This week I will be teaching you about the good old South American empanada (and its closest relatives). The Lowdown In Argentina the empanada is a firm favourite for filling a rumbling belly, adults and kids alike. The typically savoury snack (if you need a visual, it resembles a small Cornish pasty) dates back centuries and was originally brought over from Galicia, Northwest Spain where it was invented as a portable lunch for workmen. I have to say that a visit to Argentina is not complete until you have tried a locally baked (or deep fried) empanada with any of the various fillings. The flavoursome pastries are most commonly stuffed with either ham and cheese, spinach and ricotta, minced beef or shredded chicken and accompanied by chopped onion and a mixture of spices. A plate of warm empanadas is ideal shared as…

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Mendoza: Where to Stay

May 23, 2014
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All News, Argentina, News

Mendoza is renowned as one the most beautiful areas in Argentina – the stunning backdrop of the Andes frames the multitude of vineyards and bodegas that dot the countryside, ready for you to explore! This week we’ll be having a look at where the best places to stay are in this fantastic region. Cavas Wine Lodge  Nestled in a 35-acre vineyard in the wine region of Mendoza,Cavas Wine Lodge is one of the more luxurious hotels available in Mendoza. Featuring just 14 rooms, this hotel is as exclusive as it is comfortable. With freestanding adobe-walled apartments set in and amongst the vineyards, each rooms is carefully constructed to suit your needs. Tastefully furnished with a luxurious finish, each cream-coloured bedroom offers a stone-finished bathroom. In addition to this, each room opens out onto its own patio with stunning views out over the Andes. A private plunge pools awaits you, perfect for…

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Mendoza With Latin Routes

May 20, 2014
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All News, Argentina, News

One of the most attractive cities in Argentina, Mendoza is a haven for those looking to escape crowded city life. Tree-lined avenues, vineyards and stunning scenery are complimented by lively nightlife and top-quality restaurants. Mendoza has it all! The Area  The city proper is rich in culture and history which is fascinating to learn about, but also to explore for yourself. Find a few hidden gems tucked away in the city centre, in and amongst some of the excellent bars and restaurants on offer. Since Mendoza is known for its wine production, most stemming from the vineyards located just outside the city, you can’t afford to miss some of the fantastic local wines on offer. The countryside is populated by countless vineyards and bodegas, spread amongst the small towns and villages that dot the area – each producing their own unique wines for your tasting pleasure. Relax and enjoy a glass or…

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