Argentina

Looking at the map of Argentina makes you dizzy. This country located at the southern tip of the South American continent covers 2,791,889 km2. To better describe the dimensions of mainland Argentina, suffice it to say that it is six times the size of France. Bordered to the west by the Andes mountain range whose peaks serve as a natural border with Chile, it is separated from Brazil by the Iguaçu River in the northeast. South of Buenos Aires, the capital, a long Atlantic coast extends to Tierra del Fuego. This end of the continent – sighted by Magellan while crossing the strait – was named so because of the thousand lights of the navigators and fishermen who shone at night. From the spectacular Iguaçu Falls to the arid open spaces of Patagonia, Argentina’s nature is exuberant and breathtaking.

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The Ice Age: Drift of Frostwork Beauties

The Ice Age: Drift of Frostwork Beauties

Complete change of scenery… we are in El Calafate, the capital of the province of Santa Cruz and the gateway to majestic glaciers. The town is named for the little indigenous Calafate bush (Berberis buxifolia) with yellow flowers and dark blue berries common in...
Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego… an odd name for a region located at the southernmost tip of South America across the Strait of Magellan where the average annual temperature is 40 °F and the Summer high never over 63 °F… ¡Mira vos! Tierra del Fuego was the name given the area by the...
Journey to the End of the World

Journey to the End of the World

Patagonia is located at the southern tip of the American continent and shared between Chile in the West and Argentina in the East. Carved by centuries of geological movement, Patagonia is about 440,362 square miles in size and divided into five provinces, Neuquén, Rio...
The New World

The New World

Mmmmmmm … (etc) / In noreni per ipe / in noreni Cora / tira mine per ito / ne domina, with the music of Vangelis in mind I step into the New World ! Here I am in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus, on my way to The Conquest of Paradise. But am I already there? The...