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The Argentine Asado

The Argentine Asado

An Asado is simply a barbeque, though in Argentina it is a huge part of the culture. It is their Sunday lunch; Christmas, Easter, Birthdays are all, generally, accompanied by an Asado – in fact any event that isn’t is probably not much of an event. And the Asado is not just reserved for hot […]

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The Welsh colony of Gaiman

Many people have an image of Patagonia which only covers its Lake District: a land of mountains crowned in snow and lush valleys woven with crystalline rivers and lakes. It seems this is also what the 153 hardy Welsh coal miners and shepherds had in mind when they left Wales in 1865, in search of […]

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Cafayate & the Calchaquí valleys

The Calchaquí valleys stretch up along the foothills of the Andes in the northwest of Argentina and Cafayate, situated roughly half way up, is their best known town. The valleys are home to a variety of habitats that change dramatically as you travel along the quiet, dusty roads. In just a few days you’ll pass […]

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Lujan de Cuyo & Valle de Uco

Wine is grown in Argentina all along the bottom of the Andes; from Salta, in the northwest, to as far down as Rio Negro in the Argentine Patagonia. However, the vast majority is grown in the western province of Mendoza. Lujan de Cuyo & the Uco Valley are two of Mendoza’s four wine regions and […]

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La Vendimia

The Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia is one of Argentina’s most important and largest festivals. It originally marks the end of the grape harvest and it is a month long crescendo of colour and festivities. It starts with the Archbishop of Mendoza quietly sprinkling holy water on the year’s first grapes. It then slowly builds […]

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