Misiones, name of the Argentine province that is home to one of the country’s most cherished natural treasures, Iguazu Falls, literally means ‘missions’. The simple name accurately reflects its early history. For 200 years the Jesuits held settlements in the region, then known as reducciones in an effort to educate and bring the word of God […]
Category: Things To Do
November 17, 2014
Each Argentine province is beautiful in its own right, but the province of Mendoza, in particular, attracts thousands of visitors every year, most of which come thirsting for one of two things: the rich wine or the spectacular adventure sports. The province is huge, and there’s plenty to see and do, so if you only […]
October 6, 2014
Picture what you know about Mendoza, and the images that will most likely pop into your mind feature miles upon miles of green, leafy vineyards and the snow-capped Andes mountains, firm sentinels standing guard in the backdrop. This is precisely what you’d see in the areas surrounding the city of Mendoza, the capital of the province of the […]
September 8, 2014
On Jan. 14, 1897, Matthias Zurbriggen reached the summit of the Aconcagua, the first of many to conquer the Stone Sentinel, the translation for its Quechua name, Ackon Cahuak. While it is, indeed, an admirable feat, and one that several embark upon every year, it’s not necessary to have such a lofty goal to enjoy the Aconcagua’s […]
August 3, 2014
Few sports get infuse Argentines with such passion and devotion as football (soccer) and watching a game in Buenos Aires is a highlight for many visitors to the city. Even non-football enthusiasts can’t fail to be swept up in the excitement of match day – Argentine football games are renowned for their unrivalled atmosphere, with fans screaming, chanting and singing throughout the game and the energy levels as high off pitch as they are on.
June 16, 2014
Travelers would probably not pass through the small town of Puerto Iguazú if it weren’t for the world-famous waterfalls nearby. Although it may not rate as a destination in itself, there are several things to see and do in Puerto Iguazú, enough to warrant a one or two-day stay.