If you asked me to name my favourite country in the whole world, I would struggle to pick just one, but Argentina would certainly feature in my top three, and I cannot wait to return to this passionate land of fine wines, fine dining, and breathtaking scenery.
We first visited Argentina some 12 years ago, when we decided to pack our bags and head off to South America for “a few weeks”. Three months later, we reluctantly returned home due to work commitments, but we still feel today that we never quite left Argentina, we simply said ‘hasta luego’ we will be home soon…
A land of cosmopolitan cities, verdant wine regions, world famous pampas, glaciers and Tierra del Fuego (the fire lands) at the end of the earth, Argentina really does have it all, and if you are looking for a unique travel experience in South America – you will struggle to find anywhere more perfect.
Argentina may not be a ‘cheap’ holiday destination anymore, but if you are travelling with Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling, it is still a lot cheaper than continental Europe. Hotel accommodation is varied and therefore suitable for every budget, one can still eat out (I’m talking steak, salad and wine here!) for 10 USD per head, and the transport system is easy to navigate and very reasonable.
Travelling throughout Argentina really is easy, and the cama, semi cama and regular buses that leave from Buenos Aires on an hourly basis are some of the most comfortable and well-maintained vehicles you will see in South America.
As the hub of Argentina, Buenos Aires is the perfect place to start your trip, and after you have sung your own rendition of “don’t cry for me Argentina” outside the Casa Rosada, you will be ready to head off on a culture tour to Salta, a wine tasting tour of Mendoza or a scenic trip to Patagonia!
For me, Argentina is a place to call home, and I for one, am feeling a little homesick!