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"The failure of Argentina, so rich, so underpopulated, twenty-three million people in a million square miles, is one of the mysteries of our time." by v.S. Naipal
 

highights
Shi Shi lifestyle and hanging out with Liz & Rodrigo in Buenos Aires, Hiking near El Chalten, Watching chunks of ice break off Moreno Glacier, Wine Tasting in Mendoza, Cactus National Park, Helados and Alfajores

lows
Dog poop on the streets a la France

head scratchers
The hidden ham, Not starting dinner until 10pm, Stylish, sophisticated yet bankrupt

 

 

population (mn)

37.8 million
capital Buenos Aires
languages Spanish
religion Catholic
currency Peso
US$1 = 3 Pesos

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 4
culture: 3
fun: 5
transport: 5
nature: 5
food: 4

 

 
total score: 26/30

 

average cost per day
US $60 per day (for two) -- Accommodation, food and transport were great and cheap. We generally treated ourselves to nice hotels and restaurants which brought overall costs up.

 

 

 

 
  March 23 ->   THE GREAT NON-WHITE NORTH  
  March 15 ->   wining and dining in mendoza  
  March 10 ->   land o' lakes  
  February 28 ->   criss-crossing patagonia  
  February 14 ->   argentina observations  
  February 10 ->   buenos aires: europe on a shoestring  
        MORE
   
argentina tourism board
patagonia travel info
buenos aires apartment rentals
Grapewine wine club
rincon de fuego hotel