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What is the top highlight of a trip to Argentina? Depends on who you ask. Some travelers are all set to move to the capital, Buenos Aires, after walking its elegant boulevards. Wine-lovers flock to Mendoza to sample the country's unique malbec. Lovers of extremes can't decide between the roar of the northeast's Iguazu Falls or the rush of skiing in Patagonia's Bariloche.

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Photo by Casey Simmons

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Winery with a view

Winery with a view

In Mendoza this vineyard tour and wine tasting was like no other. The backdrop of the Andes Mountains makes for a picturesque view of the winery. The way we toured the vineyards- horse back - was a very unique experience! We rode around the entire property and up a hill for an even better view of the mountains. It was there on top of the hill that I tried Mate for the first time; it was very good! After coming down the hill we went through the rows of grapes for three tastings followed by a full lunch. Excellent...

Photo: Casey Simmons

Photo by Chase Binder

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Tango Heat

Tango Heat

An evening at the Esquina Carlos Gardel tango show made it clear that the tango is not just a dance. It's a language. It's communication--the steamy look, the hand on the back, the woman's leg thrown over the man's hip. It's a message set to music with a compelling pusle--music that feel's like hot breath on your neck. If my husband and I could dance (which we can't), we would dance the tango!

Photo: Chase Binder

Photo by Vanina Vallejo

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Amanecer en la Pampa

Amanecer en la Pampa

We were driving from Córdoba to Zapala (Neuquen) and we were tired and stopped to rest for a while at Eduardo Castex and when we woke up, we had this beautiful view.

Photo: Vanina Vallejo

Photo by RHM401

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Hold that pose

Hold that pose

They make you stop and look. As a counterpoint to the lively tango entertainment on the Caminito in La Boca, these street mimes seem to silently say “we are Argentines, and we love to tango."

Photo: RHM401

Photo by RHM401

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The Sign Says it all

The Sign Says it all

A nighttime Tango show is a must for any Buenos Aires visit. Senor Tango is one of the more well known for tourists and locals alike and the name says it all.

Photo: RHM401

Photo by RH_Miller

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Mate anyone?

Mate anyone?

Mate is the national drink of Argentina. These Mate cups (hollowed out Calabash gourds) serve as the all day container. A high caffeine brew, dried yerba mate leaf is crushed inside and just add hot water. A cross between tea and coffee, Argentines, and many other South Americans, keep their cup with them all day (hence the decorative containers) which are refreshed simply by adding more hot water. Think Americans and a plastic water bottle.

Photo: RH_Miller

Photo by James Wong

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Succulent BBQ beef

Succulent BBQ beef

The Atgentine beef is justly renowned for its flavour; somehow, when done this way, it is also quite tender. We never did find out what seasonings were used, but it was great!

Photo: James Wong

Photo by juliebarro

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Picadas!

Picadas!

There is nothing that says Argentina better than "picadas", the little snacks you share before dining. Cheese, sausage, ham...all fresh from the farm and accompanied by local Malbec wine.

Photo: juliebarro

Photo by juliebarro

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Plaza de Mayo

Plaza de Mayo

One of my favorite pictures... Plaza de Mayo, yerba mate, the mother's of the disappeared "panuelos" in the background, and of course the Argentine flags.

Photo: juliebarro

Photo by juliebarro

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El Che.

El Che.

This caption needs little description. The hero, the legend, the inspiration...Che Guervara.

Photo: juliebarro

Photo by Monguito

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Tan Men

Tan Men

He was perfectly still for very long time.Easy to photograph.

Photo: Monguito

Photo by G. Stith

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Devil's Gorge at Iguazu Falls

Devil's Gorge at Iguazu Falls

The rage and beauty of this area of the falls is forever etched in my memory. After walking the extent of the falls, the journey culminates here at Devils' Gorge, rainbow and all. The wow's and awe's one will experience here is worth the treck

Photo: G. Stith

Photo by Monguito

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Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada

Walking by ,enjoying the moment

Photo: Monguito

Photo by GABIVIVES

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Julio 2009

Julio 2009

Skiing with friends in Cerro Catedral - Bariloche - Patagonia Argentina Winter 2009

Photo: GABIVIVES

Photo by Rich0826

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Windy

Windy

This is in the famous shopping district in BA, but I cannot remember the name of the street. Street mimes..

Photo: Rich0826

Photo by merlebernie

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They make it look so easy

They make it look so easy

After we walked around the square and up and down streets, seeing tango at every corner, we went home and signed up for lessons. It looks easy, doesn't it, but...

Photo: merlebernie

Photo by merlebernie

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You're not alone

You're not alone

The crowd moved to the music as people poured into the square. It was as though there were a bottomless space that could always find room for several more.

Photo: merlebernie

Photo by merlebernie

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This end of the world is just the beginning.

This end of the world is just the beginning.

We walked up and down the streets of Ushuaia, always feeling this town was the beginning. We loved the colors, the fact that all streets went up toward the distant mountains, the friendliness...

Photo: merlebernie

Photo by Moshe Golan

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"21 Dogs"

"Dog's Sitters" in Buenos Aires

Photo: Moshe Golan

Photo by Moshe Golan

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Cool Tango

Cool Tango

Tango everywhere.

Photo: Moshe Golan

Photo by Moshe Golan

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Welcome Puppets

Welcome Puppets

Great welcoming naive sculptures on the balcons.

Photo: Moshe Golan

Photo by Moshe Golan

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Playing Bandoneon

Playing Bandoneon

Playing tango inside his store.

Photo: Moshe Golan

Photo by Moshe Golan

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My new friends

My new friends

Beautiful Graffiti!

Photo: Moshe Golan

Photo by BillJ

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Ushuaia's ever changing scenery include dramatic mountains.

Ushuaia's ever changing scenery include dramatic mountains.

We never got tired of looking at this view from the window of our B&B. The sun, shadows, and clouds played a never ending light show. While some would call Ushuaia stark, we found a unique beauty in the surrounding mountains.

Photo: BillJ

Photo by D.Woodcock

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Anyone home?

Anyone home?

I saw many dogs walking the streets and resting on doorways.

Photo: D.Woodcock

Photo by D.Woodcock

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Rustic Beauty

Rustic Beauty

While walking the streets of Lugan, I saw a vacant lot with a rusty old car. The foreground was framed with flowers. It was an eye catching contrast!

Photo: D.Woodcock

Photo by D.Woodcock

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Duster Peddler

Duster Peddler

I was struck by this gentleman's smiling face and his ostrich dusters.

Photo: D.Woodcock

Photo by Laura Ronen

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La Recoleta Cemetery

La Recoleta Cemetery

While walking through La Recoleta Cemetery, it is hard not to get a little creeped out! But the mausoleums are incredibly beautiful, even if covered in cob webs. There is so much history and so many family stories, definitely worth the time to see.

Photo: Laura Ronen

Photo by Laura Ronen

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San Lorenco Vs Boca Juniors

San Lorenco Vs Boca Juniors

Soccer games in Argentina are a sight to see. The fans show support of their favorite players with huge colorful signs. They also sing quite 'colorful' songs about the opposing team as well! No trip to Argentina would be complete without seeing a game.

Photo: Laura Ronen

Photo by Laura Ronen

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Bodegas San Huberto

Bodegas San Huberto

The wine in Argentina is delicious! On my trip, I rented a bike in Mendoza and road around from winery to winery tasting as I went. Many wineries do free (or cheap) tastings. The malbec is the best in the world!

Photo: Laura Ronen

Photo by Laura Ronen

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Takes your breath away

Takes your breath away

Iguazu Falls is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. Every few steps throughout the park delivers another gorgeous angle of the falls. I was lucky enough to catch a few rainbows during my visit as well.

Photo: Laura Ronen

Photo by Laura Ronen

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San Lorenzo SCORES!

San Lorenzo SCORES!

A 'must do' in Argentina is going to a soccer game! It is unlike anything I have ever seen. The crowd goes wild cheering for their team. Truly, an unforgettable experience!

Photo: Laura Ronen

Photo by chunumber1

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Magnificent scene

Magnificent scene

We trekked part of the way up Martial Glacier on a shore excursion at the port of Ushuaia, Argentina.

Photo: chunumber1

Photo by chunumber1

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Photo: chunumber1

Photo by denisegdavid

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Plaza Espana

Plaza Espana

Located in the heart of Mendoza are several little parks. The largest is Plaza Independenca. Only four blocks from each corner of Plaza Independenca are the four smaller parks: Plaza Italia, Plaza Chile, Plaza Espana and Plaza San Martin. It was fun exploring each of these parks. My favorite was Plaza Espana because of the handpainted tile murals. The entire park was done in tile, including the fountain, benches and walk ways. A nice place to relax and rest your feet after a busy day of shopping at Peatonal Sarmiento.

Photo: denisegdavid

Photo by mattbrandeis

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From Salta to cafayate

From Salta to cafayate

One of the most scene 10 hr car trips i have ever been on.

Photo: mattbrandeis

Photo by mattbrandeis

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I missed the 7am sunrise so this is the only shot I got.

I missed the 7am sunrise so this is the only shot I got.

The view gets better the higher up you go.

Photo: mattbrandeis

Photo by mattbrandeis

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Salt flats

Salt flats

It took 10 attempts to get the correct ratio of the glasses to myself.

Photo: mattbrandeis

Photo by denisegdavid

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Bodega LaGarde

Bodega LaGarde

I was told..No visit to Mendoza is complete without a tour of one of the many vineyards. Bodega LaGarde came highly recommended by the locals. We enjoyed lunch before our tour of the vineyard and winery. We ate our four course meal under the patio in the courtyard. It was very relaxing and delicious. Our tour guide, Annah, was very freindly and informative. Although the winery was very modern we were able to see a lot of old vats and wine presses on the premises. After the tour we sampled some wine and were able to purchase some of our favorites. The staff made sure our purchases were carefully packaged for our flight home. It was a very enjoyable day.

Photo: denisegdavid

Photo by denisegdavid

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Peatonal Sarmiento

Peatonal Sarmiento

No worries about where you parked the car. Cars are not allowed in the Peatonal Sarmiento. The wide paved streets are lined with trees, stores and cafes. There are several shaded benches and fountains to rest your feet after a busy day of shopping. I enjoyed lunch my first day in Mendoza at one of the many street side cafes. The hardest part was to decide which cafe. Our decision was made because the menu posted had pictures and descriptions in english (our Spanish is limited). Mealtimes are always laid back... no one was ever in a hurry to deliver the check. The food is good, especially the empanadas. Just remember that most shops shut down for siesta, you may want to verify the times of operation if you are on a tight schedule. We visited the Peatonal Sarmiento every day we were in Mendoza. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the shopping experience.

Photo: denisegdavid

Photo by denisegdavid

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Cataratas Iguazu

Cataratas Iguazu

The highlight of our trip to Argentina was a side trip to Iguazu to see the Cataratas (falls). We arrived in Iguazu to find the town protesting. People were not allowed in or out of town. We were lucky our hotel was in the Parque Nacional Iguazu on the outskirts of town. Other than being a little short staffed, we were not affected much by the peaceful protest. We weren't able to take the train around the park, or the recommended boat ride (no staff). Few shops and snack bars in the park were open. We were able to eat at the hotel and explore the park on foot. We were rewarded with many awesome views of the falls. The picture does not do the falls justice with 275 inlets and drops. Absolutely breath taking. A must see!

Photo: denisegdavid

Photo by lbw613

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Airliner swallowed up by giant flower (Photo by Les Barran)

Airliner swallowed up by giant flower (Photo by Les Barran)

The Floralis generica is a 66 ft tall, space age, steel and aluminum flower. The metal flower opens at dawn and closes at dusk. This BA landmark is located on the Plaza Nacional Unidas. A number of elements in this photo make it special. On our visit, the flower gleamed in the morning sun as its petals reflected the surrounding pink flowers and green grass. Below, the petals frame two Argentines strolling by, who in turn frame a couple walking in the opposite direction in the background. Above, the petals frame an airliner as it climbs in the sky. The airliner appears to be comfortably swallowed up by the mammoth flower. All-in-all, a special photo moment.

Photo: lbw613

Photo by Jennifer Petoff

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Una Mas!

Una Mas!

I'll always remember taking the speed boat ride *into* Iguazu Falls. As we sped toward the towering waterfall, I'll never forget the tour operator balancing on the bow with one hand on the boat and the other curled around a video camera partially wrapped in a plastic bag. I thought for sure he'd be gone when we emerged from the spray of water! Despite his precarious hold, he got his footage and even shouted "una mas!" along with the excited tourists. With that encouragement we had to take one more spin through the wake of the waterfall. What a rush!

Photo: Jennifer Petoff

Photo by Jennifer Petoff

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What's All the Fuss About?

What's All the Fuss About?

During our trip to Iguazu Falls we trekked out to Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat). It was so peaceful and quiet along the path leading up the falls that we started to wonder what all the fuss was about. We rounded a bend and were faced with Garganta del Diablo in all its glory. I loved this butterfly hanging out on the railing unfazed by the raw power of the waterfall behind it. It really summed up the peacefulness of our approach to the waterfall and the moment of awe when we finally saw it.

Photo: Jennifer Petoff

Photo by Jennifer Petoff

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Bird Meets World

Bird Meets World

Argentina is amazing in that you can get from the city to the jungle in about an hour. We flew from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and stayed for one night. I was amazed at how close I was able to get to this tropical bird - I could almost reach out and touch him. Fantastic!

Photo: Jennifer Petoff

Photo by fixit10

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Most sourthern city in the world

Most sourthern city in the world

This city is at the most southern city in the world. Walking the streets and shopping is quite a unique experience. The restaurants are not expensive and the people are very friendly. This city is the jump off point to Antarctica.

Photo: fixit10

Photo by Angie White - Australia

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A silversmith's handiwork

A silversmith's handiwork

These Silver spurs and stirrups are an example of the some of the fine work of the silversmiths found in San Antonio de Areco

Photo: Angie White - Australia

Photo by caron malecki

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One of many angels in the Recoleta cemetary

One of many angels in the Recoleta cemetary

Walking around the cemetary in Recoloeta, one finds a plethora of amazing sculptures of angels and the like among a walled in maze-like city of tombs.

Photo: caron malecki

Photo by Angie White - Australia

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Gaucho costume

Gaucho costume

Traditional gaucho costume - belts studded with silver coins, knives, finely decorated with gold and silver, bridles and stirrups made of plaited rawhide and adorned with silver - a must to see.

Photo: Angie White - Australia

Photo by caron malecki

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Creative grafitti is everywhere on the streets

Creative grafitti is everywhere on the streets

On my way to a tango lesson, I spotted this precious grafitti image, one of many, on the streets of Palermo.

Photo: caron malecki

Photo by Angie White - Australia

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The Gaucho

The Gaucho

This handsome 'gaucho' (cowboy) was one of many who participated in the festival known as Tradition Day in San Antonio de Areco. The Gaucho represents a way of life, close to the heart of every Argentine.

Photo: Angie White - Australia

Photo by Todd J. Schmid

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Two Roads

Two Roads

The Recoleta Cemetery proves not so eerie, at least during the day. Instead, it fulfills our childhood dreams of exploring every corner of an elaborate maze. Each angle presents a unique view, and you'll be surprised to find that Evita's famous grave is by no means the most creative. Go during the week, when the tourist numbers are down, bring a camera, and weave through the narrow paths, reading the poems and stories about lives that carry on in posterity.

Photo: Todd J. Schmid

Photo by travelingbelgian

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Tango gloves

Tango gloves

San Telmo was my favorite neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The area immediately brings back memories of milongas, antiques, interesting fashion and street musicians. When I walked along La Defensa I not only saw Buenos Aires, I experienced it.

Photo: travelingbelgian

Photo by hcorra

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Friendly penguins

Friendly penguins

It was terrific to be in the middle of the friendly penguins colony and had walked close to them at Punta Tombo, Provincia del Chubut, Patagonia Argentina

Photo: hcorra

Photo by m_arcepr

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National Park Iguazu

National Park Iguazu

This trip was one of the most worderful experience in my live. This water fall its full of an espectacular power. We expend a memorable family trip in Argentina.

Photo: m_arcepr

Photo by klee

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Polar Bear in South America

Polar Bear in South America

Walking around on Easter day to pay a respect to Jose de San Martin. We saw over one hundred "Polar Bears" which are decorated and donated by different counties including China, Japan, Korea .....

Photo: klee

Photo by Scott Stadum

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Malbec on Guemes

Malbec on Guemes

With a lovely Malbec on a windy evening in Palermo Viejo, Maru and I sat and talked for hours. As the cars passed by our street-side table, we slowly finished the bottle, laughing and whispering into the evening.

Photo: Scott Stadum

Photo by Lois Zebelman

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Laguna Nimez Reserve

Laguna Nimez Reserve

We arrived in El Calafate a day early for our glacier exploration trip. With time to spare, we walked from our hotel in the center of town to the Laguna Nimez Reserve. Wild horses grazed lazily amidst the white wildflowers. The glacier in the distance awaited further exploration tomorrow. It was a magical moment of perfect stillness. So unexpected!

Photo: Lois Zebelman

Photo by Lois Zebelman

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Harmonious Living

Harmonious Living

After a flight from Buenos Aires to Trelew and a long drive to the Punta Tombo Penguin Reserve, we were rewarded with the opportunity to see penguins and guanacos in their natural setting. These animals were totally unafraid of us. We had a chance to observe them in this harmonious setting. The day was filled with countless amusing moments as the penguins went about their daily activities.

Photo: Lois Zebelman

Photo by David Zebelman

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Patagonia :Boat Ride through the Glaciers

Patagonia :Boat Ride through the Glaciers

We spent a full day on a boat, the Quo Vadis, passing by the glaciers not far from El Calafate. In the late afternoon, we were rewarded with this magnificent view of the mountains, glaciers, and blue ice chunks that had separated from the glacier wall. Sailing through glacier after glacier in this fjord-like setting, was a most memorable day.

Photo: David Zebelman

Photo by David Zebelman

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Patagonia: Perito Moreno Glacier

Patagonia: Perito Moreno Glacier

For our mini-trek adventure of the Perito Moreno Glacier, we were outfitted with crampons. We spent several glorious hours moving about on the ice and admiring the intense blue colors of the glaciers. Our guide demonstrated how to climb a glacier using crampons and ice pics. The rest of us were satisfied to toast our explorations with drinks cooled by glacier ice cubes.

Photo: David Zebelman

Photo by Alexander_Kuruvila

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Mates for sale

Mates for sale

We were fascinated by the various colors and sizes of the 'mates' or the dried and hollowed out calabash gourds, out of which Argentinians drink their herbal tea - Yerba Mate. They use bombillas or metal straws (made of silver or other metals)to sip the tea. Yerba means herb and so literally yerba mate translates to 'herb in a pot'. This is also the national drink in Argentina. We saw Argentinians everywhere, enjoying this very popular drink.

Photo: Alexander_Kuruvila

Photo by Michael B zimmer MD

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Iceburg Ahead

Iceburg Ahead

You have to see it in person to really appreciate the blue color.

Photo: Michael B zimmer MD

Photo by Heather Scott

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First tango

First tango

Tango is not a dance but a way of life in Argentina. Our first tango dance at Club Gricel on our first night in Buenos Aires. A very memorable moment.

Photo: Heather Scott

Photo by Heather Scott

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Art & Design in La Boca

Art & Design in La Boca

La Boca is full of colour but this building really took my eye. The way it is positioned on the corner of a block mirrors the sharp lines of the balconies. Probably built in the 70s. Gorgeous!

Photo: Heather Scott

Photo by gundee

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Rainbow and falls

Rainbow and falls

Iguazu Falls was absolutely incredible from both the Argentine side as well as the Brazilian side.

Photo: gundee

Photo by Karen Coleman

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End of the World Post Office

End of the World Post Office

A storm is brewing, as we are leaving the End of the World Post Office in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Photo: Karen Coleman

Photo by Karen Coleman

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Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Taking the train through Tierra Del Fuego National Park.

Photo: Karen Coleman

Photo by Karen Coleman

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

Walking the beautiful Argentina side of Iguazu Falls.

Photo: Karen Coleman

Photo by KE1TH

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

This view is from the Brazilian side looking across the gorge towards the Argentinian side. Iguazu Falls consists of 275 falls along 1.67 miles of the Iguazu River. Some of the individual falls are up to 269 feet in height, though the majority are about 210 feet.

Photo: KE1TH

Photo by KE1TH

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Carreras de sortijas

Carreras de sortijas

Gaucho Ranch near Los Cardales in the Pampa outside of Buenos Aires. Carreras de sortijas (the gaucho rides his horse at a fast pace with a slender stick in his hand. He tries to get the stick to go through the small ring hanging from the beam)

Photo: KE1TH

Photo by KE1TH

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La Boca Barrio

La Boca Barrio

La Boca Barrio. Famous for its brightly painted buildings. One of the oldest barrios (neighborhoods) of Buenos Aires

Photo: KE1TH

Photo by laubenthal

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Parador La Leona

Parador La Leona

On RN 40 (famous ruta 40),halfway between El Calafate and El Chalten, in the middle of nowhere.

Photo: laubenthal

Photo by Nancy Stuart

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Zodiac ride - wet and wild

Zodiac ride - wet and wild

A wet and wild Zodiac tour into the spray of the Falls is a treat not to be missed. You do get wet so dress in bathing suits and then enjoy a swim off of Isla San Martin. The Zodiac tour operators provide waterproof bags for cameras, wallets and shoes. On a hot day, this is exhilarating and refreshing!!

Photo: Nancy Stuart

Photo by Nancy Stuart

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Sunday Market in San Telmo

Sunday Market in San Telmo

This is a view from our balcony overlooking a small portion of the Sunday market that lines the cobbled sidewalks of Defensa Street from Plaza de Mayo thru San Telmo. Tango dancers, painters,and artisans abundantly line the street as do local bars, such as the atmospheric Bar Seddon and restaurants including the lovely Italian restaurant, Amici Miel, overlooking Plaza Dorrego.

Photo: Nancy Stuart

Photo by Bob Crowe

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Orquesta Tipica Imperial

Orquesta Tipica Imperial

A visit to the Sunday market in Buenos Aires' San Telmo district is a must. Vendors pack the Plaza Dorrego and nearby streets. East of the square is a place on the sidewalk where young tango musicians play for tips and sell their CDs. That's where we heard the fabulous Orquesta Tipica Imperial. An orquesta tipica is a traditional tango group but these young performers played cutting-edge tango nuevo. I bought all their recordings.

Photo: Bob Crowe

Photo by Nancy Stuart

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Hop aboard for a ride down the Rio Capitan

Hop aboard for a ride down the Rio Capitan

A local's unusual form of transportation for cruising down the Rio Capitan. The town of Tigre and the Rio Capitan is an easy short ride by train from Buenos Aires and makes a relaxing day trip.

Photo: Nancy Stuart

Photo by Bob Crowe

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Boca Juniors Fans

Boca Juniors Fans

One of the most exciting things a visitor can do in Argentina it to attend a premier league soccer game. Our trip to the stadium known as La Bombonera (the Candy Box, because of its shape), home of Buenos Aires' Boca Juniors, was a night we will never forget. The fanaticos - the fans - stand for 90 minutes on concrete terraces in the end zone, linked arm in arm, jumping up and down, singing hymns to their team. They produce such force that they call themselves the 12th player, supporting the 11 on the field.

Photo: Bob Crowe

Photo by Christine Yuan

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Music to my eyes

Music to my eyes

On a sunny Sunday in May, my friend and I traversed the markets of San Telmo where lively music played, street sweets were sold, and a man was offering free hugs in the street. I found these in the market.

Photo: Christine Yuan

Photo by Bob Crowe

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A National Idol

A National Idol

Soccer is an Argentine passion and Diego Maradona is its hero. The great star had a long career with Buenos Aires' Boca Juniors team. This poster of Maradona was for sale during the Sunday market in San Telmo. He is wearing the jersey of the national team and almost literally wrapped in the flag.

Photo: Bob Crowe

Photo by citizendave

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In fact, I AM holding this up.

In fact, I AM holding this up.

My Porteno' friends and One great feature of Buenos Aires is you can just be walking around with Porteno' friends anywhere and can come across architecture you just have to stop and look at.

Photo: citizendave

Photo by Bob Crowe

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Andean Native

Andean Native

National Route 52 runs high into the Andes as it makes its way from the village of Purmamarca to the Chilean border. The road was barren and no settlements were nearby. As our car whizzed past, I took this picture of a local man and his dogs. A scarf covered his face against the dust. We well never know where he was going or the reason for his journey.

Photo: Bob Crowe

Photo by Bob Crowe

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Tango Gloves

Tango Gloves

Any woman who wants to cut an elegant appearance while dancing the tango must have the proper gloves. This shop in San Telmo had hundreds to choose from. The spirit of the music filled the room.

Photo: Bob Crowe

Photo by seaski42

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Don Juan, estancia host

Don Juan, estancia host

Visiting an estancia outside of Buenos Aires, even on a rainy day, was a highlight of our trip to Argentina. After riding across the pampas, we returned to a traditional farm house for lomas (a grilled tenderloin) and merlot served family style. A delightful day!

Photo: seaski42

Photo by tgzshopper

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"We Found Our Man In Argentina"

As we wondered in the streets of La Boca we saw many Tango dancers but this man got our attention.

Photo: tgzshopper

Photo by James D. VanHoose M.D.

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Tango in Motion

Tango in Motion

I used a slow shutter speed (1/8 sec) and panned my digital Leica with these Tango dancers at a club in Buenos Aires.

Photo: James D. VanHoose M.D.

Photo by James D. VanHoose M.D.

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Bottom of the World

Bottom of the World

Fiery foliage in Autumn helps the Tierra del Fuego National Park at the southern-most tip of Argentina live up to it's name ("Land of Fire").

Photo: James D. VanHoose M.D.

Photo by wabauer

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Japanese Gardens & Cultural Center

Japanese Gardens & Cultural Center

Visiting the Japanese Gardens was one of the most enjoyable days my wife and I spent in Buenos Aries. The picturesque bridges and mirror like images appearing on the lake were an amazing sight.

Photo: wabauer

Photo by lelly76

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View from the Pier

View from the Pier

Who doesn't like the beach? Even though it was a bit chilly on this late December day, it didn't stop the Argentinians from enjoying the waves and sunshine.

Photo: lelly76

Photo by AndreaO

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The old and the new

The old and the new

In "A Media Luz" the lyrics go: Corrientes, 3-4-8, segundo piso ascensor. No hay porteros, ni vecinos... This is our home away from home. Our song would go: Moreno, 8-0-9, Piso 18, ascensor hay porteros y vecinos...

Photo: AndreaO

Photo by trvlgirl24

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Panoramic Views

Panoramic Views

Seeing the spectacular views of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Perito Moreno, Llao Llao Peninsula and Victoria Island from the top of Campanario Hill. It is totally breathtaking..

Photo: trvlgirl24

Photo by CHET DOLATOSKI

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"TANGO"

What says Argentina more than "TANGO". We visited the "La Ventana" tango venue in the Boca area for this spectactular show.

Photo: CHET DOLATOSKI

Photo by CHET DOLATOSKI

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BARBECUED MEAT

BARBECUED MEAT

This meat was barbecueing in the front window of "Restaurante Las Nazarenal". It was accross the street from the Sheraton Hotel. After all, they are known for their beef.

Photo: CHET DOLATOSKI

Photo by Gaucho Retobado

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Carnaval 2009

Carnaval 2009

Those are Los Fabulosos de Palermo, a murga (carnaval group)dancing at the corso (carnaval party)of Villa Crespo last Feb. Carnaval in BA has its own tradition from colonial time and is on revival. I was dancing with them but I thought that maybe you preferred a photo of the girls

Photo: Gaucho Retobado

Photo by CHET DOLATOSKI

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MOLTING MAGELLANIC PENGUIN

MOLTING MAGELLANIC PENGUIN

Our ship docked at Puerto Madryn, Argentina from where we took a very bumby ride out to the Valdes Peninsula. There we viewed the Magellanic penguins at Punto tombo. They were in a molting stage, as seen in the photo.

Photo: CHET DOLATOSKI

Photo by CHET DOLATOSKI

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LEAVING PORT

LEAVING PORT

We sailed on NCL's Crown in the late afternoon with a beautful sunset & very clear air.

Photo: CHET DOLATOSKI

Photo by AndreaO

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San Telmo

San Telmo

Get a nice bottle of Malbec and sit back and watch them dance the Tango.

Photo: AndreaO

Photo by Annieargie

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"2" to tango

Sunday afternoon, stroll through Buenos Aires' oldest area. Dozens of locals and tourists enjoyed a bit of tango dancing - a unique show displayed by a tanguero and his partner - a doll indeed!

Photo: Annieargie

Photo by Kindra Clark

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Breathtaking View

Breathtaking View

I loved this area because is was so different than the rest of Argentina. The colors were amazing and showed how diverse, creative and rustic Argentina's terrain can be.

Photo: Kindra Clark

Photo by Sharisse

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San Telmo Sunday Morning

San Telmo Sunday Morning

Wonderful Sunday morning in San Telmo getting great buys.

Photo: Sharisse

Photo by CHET DOLATOSKI

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Southern most city in Argentina & the world

Southern most city in Argentina & the world

We boarded a catamaran in the Tierra del Fuego Natl. park & proceeded to cruise the Beagle Channel.The air was so clear, that all my photos looked very good.

Photo: CHET DOLATOSKI

Photo by Sharisse

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Estancia

Estancia

The window to the right is to the room we stayed in at the Estancia. There weren't any televisions, phones or cellphone service. We were called to breakfast by a ringing of a bell.

Photo: Sharisse

Photo by Martin Byrne

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even the vegetables have style

even the vegetables have style

This vegetable display sums up the style in BA!!

Photo: Martin Byrne

Photo by Anthony Bianco

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Standing In Front of Salto Bosetti - Iguazu Falls

Standing In Front of Salto Bosetti - Iguazu Falls

Someone took this photo of me standing in front of Salto Bosetti at Iguazu Falls. It took about 0.3 seconds for me to become soaking wet.

Photo: Anthony Bianco

Photo by Anthony Bianco

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Kids Waiting For The Bus

Kids Waiting For The Bus

I pictured these kids waiting for the bus on the way to San Antonio de Los Cobres. The Northwest of Argentina is very poor, but these 5 kids looked happy!

Photo: Anthony Bianco

Photo by johnnc

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Street Musicians in San Telmo

Street Musicians in San Telmo

Street musicians at the market in San Telmo - where native cultures blend with European sounds and traditions...including rolling out the piano for some lively dance music.

Photo: johnnc

Photo by johnnc

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Bargaining in San Telmo

Bargaining in San Telmo

Street vendors at the Sunday market in San Telmo

Photo: johnnc

Photo by Scott Bynum

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It's great to be back!

It's great to be back!

Thirty years ago I was serving a two-year LDS mission in northeastern Argentina, and dreamed from day one about returning after my mission. Last year, many years after losing contact with everyone in Argentina that I had known – save for a handful of fellow missionaries – that dream came true through some misfortune, some good fortune, and the persistence of my loving wife of twenty-five years. From Santa Fe we took a short bus ride to smaller – but now triple-sized from 1979 – Rincon to see if we could find a family I had known there ‘way back when’. Asking around and following leads for the better part of an hour led us to Clemente Franco, who recognized me from a distance, calling out to his wife, “Marta! Come here! It’s Bynum!” Now the Internet keeps us connected, and a return trip is planned for the near future.

Photo: Scott Bynum

Photo by NL

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Tango

Tango

This passionate dance is a must-see for any visit to Argentina.

Photo: NL

Photo by NL

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Asado

Asado

Having an asado, Argentine barbecue, is one of the tastiest ways to enjoy the local culture.

Photo: NL

Photo by jgg

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Dog Walker

Dog Walker

We loved seeing the dog walkers in Buenos Aires. I guess this guy only walks light colored dogs!!

Photo: jgg

Photo by Linda Parsons

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Recoleta Angel

Recoleta Angel

When my husband and I visited Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, this poignant sculpture touched me. Many of the statues in the cemetery are grand or heroic figures. This weary angel appears to be a child, and I wondered about the story behind it.

Photo: Linda Parsons

Photo by Alexandre Pajola

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Open-air Expostion at Puerto Madero

Open-air Expostion at Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero is a perfect place to an open-air exposition.

Photo: Alexandre Pajola

Photo by Carroll Lam

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Popular militants

Popular militants

An interesting wall painting in the La Baca district.

Photo: Carroll Lam

Photo by Carroll Lam

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Fancy mausoleum

Fancy mausoleum

There were numerous very fancy such crypts in the cemetary.

Photo: Carroll Lam

Photo by Carroll Lam

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Evita!

Evita!

One of the numerous plaques on Eva Peron's mausoleum.

Photo: Carroll Lam

Photo by Carroll Lam

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Sunrise over Buenos Aires harbor

Sunrise over Buenos Aires harbor

Taken from the balcony of our cruise ship.

Photo: Carroll Lam

Photo by digijamar

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Tango capitol of the World!

Tango capitol of the World!

One cannot but be captivated by the sheer exuberance of the dancers who can break into the Tango when the mood strikes them!

Photo: digijamar

Photo by James Wong

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Lovingly Painted homes!

Lovingly Painted homes!

We were warned that the La Boca distict was not so safe, but my wife and I never felt threatened. This is one of the most colourful disticts, not just in Buenos Aires, but in South America.

Photo: James Wong

Photo by Cindy Murry

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Colors of the City

Colors of the City

Sometimes I almost felt I could taste the colors of Buenos Aires. They were so vibrant--they made me feel stimulated and alive!

Photo: Cindy Murry

Photo by Birmingham

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Lakes and Andes

Lakes and Andes

I just love this photo. We stayed in Bariloche at Llao Llao which was beautiful and took a tram while we were there. This picture shows how happy we were on our vacation and how beautiful this part of Argentina is. My husband is irish and has always wanted to visit Argentina and we loved it.

Photo: Birmingham

Photo by pmckenna

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Beautiful Glacier

Beautiful Glacier

We saw this really neat Glacier on the way to an estancia by boat.

Photo: pmckenna

Photo by Scarlett

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Punta de la Mujer

Punta de la Mujer

The Womens Bridge.. the design of this bridge is supposed to be the stretched out leg of a woman Tango dancer. It is even more beautiful at night, when illuminated.

Photo: Scarlett

Photo by AnnieChristie

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Crosses

Crosses

The cemetery is so monumental in its size and grandeur that it creates its own neighborhood. And, like chimneys on houses, the elaborate mausoleums are topped with crosses of all shapes and sizes.

Photo: AnnieChristie

Photo by jasha7

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Breathtaking!

Breathtaking!

Taken in early December, 2008 on visit to Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls, in the northeastern Misiones province of Argentina. Words can't describe the immense beauty of Iguazu. We walked the short trail to the falls, hearing the sound of rushing water get gradually louder as we approached a clearing in the trail. And there it was!

Photo: jasha7

Photo by BR_Schweikert

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La 12 at La Bombonera showing their support.

La 12 at La Bombonera showing their support.

La 12, nickname for the fans of Boca Juniors, showing their support and admiration for their heroes on the pitch. Considered by many to be the most intense live sporting event, La Bombonera does not disappoint.

Photo: BR_Schweikert

Photo by M. Scanel

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The Power of Nature

The Power of Nature

This was a wonderful side trip from buenos aires. During the dry season the falls are smaller, but you can enjoy the beach below this small section of the falls.

Photo: M. Scanel

Photo by Andrew Mirhej

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Alamos trees

Alamos trees

Great wind blocks for farms and vineyards, the Alamos are everpresent throughout Argentina.

Photo: Andrew Mirhej

Photo by Andrew Mirhej

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Vineyards and Andes

Vineyards and Andes

The connection between great grapes, soil, and weather couldn't be more important. A view from Catena Zapata Winery.

Photo: Andrew Mirhej

Photo by Seamus

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Recoleta cemetery

Recoleta cemetery

No visit to Buenos Aires is complete without a visit to the famous Recoleta cemetery. The necropolis is crammed with mausoleums in styles from neoclassic to Art Nouveau to modern, bearing plaques with names both famous and infamous, including that of Eva Peron. Finding Evita's resting place is a bit of a challenge - but at the entrance you can buy a map with directions.

Photo: Seamus

Photo by Seamus

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Iconic lampost

Iconic lampost

Iconic of Buenos Aires, these street lamps appear in older parts of town - this one in Recoleta near the cemetery.

Photo: Seamus

Photo by Seamus

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Floralis Generica

Floralis Generica

Public part for the new millennium, this 2002 work by Argentinian architect and former MIT professor Eduardo Catalano opens (morning) and closes (evening) its stainless steel petals. Located in United Nations plaza along Avenida Figueroa Alcorta at the edge of barrio Recoleta.

Photo: Seamus

Photo by AnnieChristie

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Tango Dancers

Tango Dancers

The Buenos Aires barrio named La Boca is known mostly for two things; its bright colored buildings and as the home of the tango. With their backs to the throngs of tourists, down a quiet alley, these tango dancers divide up their earnings after a street performance.

Photo: AnnieChristie

Photo by Andrew Mirhej

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Gaucho in Bariloche

Gaucho in Bariloche

While most people think of skiing when they think of Bariloche, some of the true drama of Patagonia can be on horseback mid-winter with a gaucho guide.

Photo: Andrew Mirhej

Photo by hainzea

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Helado

Helado

A product of Argentina's Italian heritage, ice cream (helado) is not to be ignored anywhere in the country.

Photo: hainzea

Photo by Anna Hainze

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Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

This picture was taken while I was on a guided glacier hike on top of Perito Moreno, just outside el Calafate in Patagonia. A completely unforgettable experience, I was able to see unparalleled views of the Chilean Andes while climbing over ice ridges, drinking fresh glacial water straight from the source, and just enjoying the natural world as I've never seen it before.

Photo: Anna Hainze

Photo by Jamie Schectman

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Sunrise on Cerro Tronador

Sunrise on Cerro Tronador

I was lucky enough to be awake and in the right place for sunrise in Patagonia.

Photo: Jamie Schectman

Photo by P Sinclair

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Garganta del Diablo

Garganta del Diablo

The roar, the power, the force of nature at it's best.

Photo: P Sinclair

Photo by RE Murray

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Baby Llama King

Baby Llama King

Mendozan Andean Baby Llama

Photo: RE Murray

Photo by Scarlett

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  Sculpture by     Jose Lorda

Sculpture by Jose Lorda

This huge winged Bronze Sculpture by Jose Lorda, commemorated the first flight from Madrid, Spain to Buenos Aires in 1926. Now covered in graffiti, it is still fantastic to see.

Photo: Scarlett

Photo by HappyTrvlr

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Lakes Crossing direction sign

Lakes Crossing direction sign

We had come to Puerto Blest from Bariloche/Puerto Panuelo by boat, and took a bus a short way to board another boat in Puerto Alegre. We ended our trip in Puerto Varas, Chile.

Photo: HappyTrvlr

Photo by HappyTrvlr

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View of Llao Llao Peninsula

View of Llao Llao Peninsula

We took Fodor's suggestion to drive the Circuito Chico and stopped at this overlook. There were layers of mountains and a chain of bays stretching out to the horizon.

Photo: HappyTrvlr

Photo by Christine Kossol

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Angel

Angel

We were wandering through the cemetery on one of our first days in the city, and upon absently turning down one typical lane we came face to face with this gorgeous statue.

Photo: Christine Kossol

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