Traveling in Argentina
As the eight largest country in the world, Argentina is one of my favorite destinations that offers just about everything you can imagine. The capital is a traveler’s favorite for its architecture, classy restaurants and European atmosphere. In the north you have what most would argue is the most beautiful waterfall in the world, while the south is home to glaciers and penguins. If that isn’t enough, the western border of Argentina is made up of the highest mountain range in the world outside of Asia, the famous Andes mountains.
Buenos Aires is one of the world’s most loved cities. With perfect weather, beautiful architecture, and some of the best night life in the world how can you go wrong? The culture scene in Buenos Aires is largely dominated by its famous Tango dancing. Even a walk down the street and you’ll likely pass a tango event with intro classes readily available for travelers. The city still has reasonable prices, so expect to eat and live like a king while you explore all this amazing destination has to offer.
Located at the base of the Andes mountains, Mendoza is world famous for its wine and cuisine. As a matter of fact, if you’re drink wine on occasion, then its nearly impossible that you haven’t tried a bottle from the wineries that surround the city. Mendoza also offers easy access to some of the best ski resorts and mountain activities in all of South America.
Though there are thousands of mountains higher in the Himalayas and other Asian ranges, Aconcagua is king in the western and southern hemispheres. The peak is just shy of 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) and is one of the Seven Summits. Aconcagua has multiple routes, some of which offer the most hard core mountain climbing in the continent, while not to mention amazing views and scenery.
Argentina’s southern tip is known as the Land of Fire or Tierra del Fuego. A massive island separated by channels from the mainland, Tierra del Fuego is one of the most unique places in the world. Strong winds and cool temperatures year around keep the island largely covered in green flora. The area is known for its beautiful mountainous, penguin colonies, whale watching, and the Ushuaia, the most southern city in the world.