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San Telmo, Buenos Aires

San Telmo

San Telmo is famous for its cafes, art galleries, antique shops and people dancing Tango on its cobbled streets. It is also the oldest neighbourhood of Buenos Aires and has a fascinating history.  Originally it was an industrial neighborhood whose mainly African workers lived on site. Basic services were then added, followed swiftly by the […]

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Tango lessons in Buenos Aires

George Bernard Shaw’s famous quote ‘dance is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire’ never rang so true as with Tango, though you might not find yourself dancing the ‘three-minute love affair’ on your first lesson. Even Tango’s basic steps, often described as walking, are deceptively tricky. Nevertheless, anyone with even a passing interest in […]

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Las Milongas of Buenos Aires

Tango is far from just some bit of cultural heritage that Argentines drag out for tourists or when they’re feeling nostalgic. It is a huge part of many Porteños (citizens of Buenos Aires) lives and there are innumerable Milongas – essentially anywhere people meet to dance Tango – in the city. To see a professionally […]

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Tango show, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Tango Shows

Being the birthplace of Tango the dance has become one of Buenos Aires’ main attractions and for first timers in the city Tango shows are definitely a must. There are a huge range from shows that wouldn’t look out of place in Las Vegas to intimate shows in ancient cafes, there are risque shows to […]

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The light house at the end of the word, Tierra del Fuego

The lighthouse at the end of the world

The lighthouse at the end of the world and the beautiful island on which it lies inspired one of Jules Verne’s lesser known – though just as thrilling – books.  A David and Goliath story between Vasquez, the tenacious light house keeper, and Kongre the sadistic pirate. The lighthouse is built on the Isla de […]

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Cerro Castor

The best thing about Cerro Castor is the snow; being the southern most ski resort in the world, it has a long season and loads of the white stuff. The resort lies at the southern tip of the Andes, where the mountains meet the ocean, and though the lift services still have a way to […]

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Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park is bordered, in the south, by the Atlantic ocean and, in the north, by the southern tip of the Andes mountain range. It is has a variety of landscapes from windswept beaches, to thick Patagonian forests and snow topped mountains. The Park’s deep forest coated valleys are studded with glaciers, […]

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El Chaltén

Known as the hiking capital of Argentina, El Chaltén is a small town located at the foot of the towering Fitzroy and Torre mountains on the edge of the famous Glaciers National Park. It is said to be the youngest town in Argentina and it is not exactly the most hospitable place to live – […]

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The Glaciarium

In today’s at-the-click-of-a-button world, museums have a tough time. You’d imagine a museum about ice would be an up hill struggle. However, the Glaciarium (Museum of Patagonian Ice) is surprisingly fascinating. Its location is a good start: 15 mins outside of the small Patagonian town El Calafate on the road to the world famous Glaciers national […]

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The Andean Condor

A sighting of a Condor, on any trip with any group, stops everyone dead. The Incas used the Condor as the symbol of the upper world or the spiritual plane and it is easy to see why, there is something inherently mystical about the way they seem to effortlessly glide through sky. Whenever one is […]

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