Argentina travel guide
Argentina may be the most well-rounded country out there. World-class cities, extreme mountain peaks, world wonder waterfalls, epic glaciers, and coveted vineyards…we fell in love with it all in our 5,969 miles (plus 2,365 miles by flight) traveling around this massive country.

Not without its quirks, you know you are on the one-and-only Argentina when…

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– The waterfalls are so big they span into neighboring countries
– The tango clubs rock so hard even the octogenarian are our out dancing until 3am
– People tend to march to their own drummer (especially in the nuclear non-proliferation town of El Bolsón)

 

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– No band is complete without an accordionist (or four)
– Dulce de leche finds its way into every dessert, breakfast food, or snack
– Maté tea is such a national pride, anyone–bus drivers, school teachers, and total strangers–would give you a sip off his straw for you to experience it

 

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– There are so many penguins you feel under-dressed in anything less than a tuxedo
– You’re so far south, the next stop is Antarctica
– Lakes are so blue you’d think their source was the Caribbean ocean

 

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– The roads are so rugged, a tire change is built into your Route 40 itinerary
– German chocolate and beer are as common as an empanada
– Steak is so delicious you wouldn’t dare ruin it with sauce or side dishes

 

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– A mountain isn’t complete without a glacier growing off it
– There are so many wild horses the can’t be broken

Have you ever been to Argentina? Any of these things ring true for you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736222994 Jeffrey Radlin on Facebook

    Just saw Mr. Poppers Penguins last week. Please send me one.

  • KimRogers2012

    Love this post – I do believe Argentina has moved to the top of my list.  Thanks.

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      Yeah it was so diverse and you could do so much within this one country, from glacier hikes to tango dancing, to the best waterfall in the world….to a great steak in wine country. everything!

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    Hahahaha love it and it’s oh so true!

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003497620525 Alexander Muniz

    Nice! Dulce de Leche is a 24/7 meal in my country also, Mike. As a matter a fact, I haven’t had breakfast yet…brb. :)

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      lol Muny. D-D-L is some dangerous stuff…..hahahah

  • JimSteere

    well done on that write-up, I like the format.  Argentina is def on our list to visit. All the things we love … wine, dancing, interesting neighborhoods, countryside, great steaks, etc.  All the best to you both… thanks for the wonderful reports, we look forward to them like a good book… always excited about the next chapter.  btw .. Penguin books ~~~>   Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (A Penguin Books Amplified Edition) : The legendary novel from the postwar prophet of American literature—brought to life as an iPad appwith exclusive content for an absorbing and transformative experience. So great, with maps of the trip, interviews, background info, etc.  I recommend for those long plane rides.

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      yeah Argentina is a must see, such a diverse country. Make sure you do Iguazu falls if you go. amazing. Re: On the Road, one of my favorite books of all time! thanks for the reminder to re-read it Jim!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1071114534 Jim Steere on Facebook

    well done on that write-up, I like the format. Argentina is def on our list to visit. All the things we love … wine, dancing, interesting neighborhoods, countryside, great steaks, etc. All the best to you both… thanks for the wonderful reports, we look forward to them like a good book… always excited about the next chapter. btw .. Penguin books ~~~> Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (A Penguin Books Amplified Edition) : The legendary novel from the postwar prophet of American literature—brought to life as an iPad appwith exclusive content for an absorbing and transformative experience. So great, with maps of the trip, interviews, background info, etc. I recommend for those long plane rides.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=137775936298821 Mike & Anne’s – HoneyTrek.com on Facebook

    Jeffrey Radlin we will definitely get one in the mail to you when we see one at the cape of good hope next week.- Jim Steere that is one my favorite books of all time, read it a few times in highschool. so glad you guys are loving following along on the trip, it really makes us happy to know you are enjoying it! cant wait to see you guys in Nepal or SE asia!

  • Martín Dartiguelongue

    Thanks for your words! We love our country and your comments are a big huge for us! Both of you are welcome to return!

    • http://www.HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      Thanks so much Martin! We adore Argentina and hope to back someday soon!