Welcome to Argentina! If you have planned a trip here and had any idea of what you might to see and do, you might have figured it out pretty quickly that Argentina is a really big country! From North to South, from the Andes on the west to the coast on its east, Argentina is a beautiful and awe inspiring country with its vast and unique landscapes. Your visit to Argentina will at times seem familiar, yet there is always something new for you to experience around the next bend. It is one country where you can enjoy a rich urban vacation one day and the next, you can completely escape from civilization.
Of course, Buenos Aires is Argentina’s iconic city. More than likely, you will land in this grand city on your way to another location of Argentina. Even if you are not a city person per say, you must stop for a night or two and experience it. Go out for the traditional parrilla of grilled meats and other treats for dinner paired with the iconic wine varietal, Malbec. If you are there the right time of year, you have to catch a world-class futbol (soccer) match. See a tango show in many of the city’s most popular barrios (neighborhoods), visit their numerous museums and have a picnic in the Bosques de Palermo, the major city park.
Argentina is a country with an amazing culture of great proportion and one with a dramatic history. The people of Argentina are welcoming and happy to have you. They want to share with you what they love about their country, their cities or their own neighborhoods. You might even be cordially invited into one of their home to have enjoy an asado on a Sunday afternoon or pass around the mate. Do take the invitation if it is presented to you. Your hosts will be happy to tell you of their past, their history, both good sides and even the darker sides. They are survivors yet they remain a people with a passion for life.