Argentina facts

Friday Fun Facts-Argentina

When I visited Argentina in 2007, I really only skimmed the surface. Why? Well, Argentina is the second largest country in South America and my visit there was primarily concentrated in the Buenos Aires area. I missed out on a lot, places like Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, and Mendoza (can you say vino?). I’ve had a creative surge of writing posts on experiences from my Argentina trip that I hadn’t blogged about before and thought it was a good idea to devote a Friday Fun Facts to this terrific country.

1.) Argentina is one of the largest producers of wine in the world with almost three quarters of its wineries being located near Mendoza. Malbec is the most planted grape.

2.) Argentine beef is one of the most requested in the world due to its flavor and natural properties (the cows or vacas are only range fed). While there is no shortage of steakhouses in Argentina, Buenos Aires’ Cabana las Lilas is one of the most famous.
3.) The Patagonian town of San Carlos de Bariloche was founded by Swiss and German immigrants at the turn of the last century and is home to an array of chocolate shops and breweries.

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    Opus T. Penguin
    August 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks a lot. Now I really want a steak.

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    the red headed traveler
    August 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    That picture was quite enticing 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

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    August 11, 2012 at 4:41 am

    South America is on my to do list! Beautiful!! Oh and malbec and a steak…yum!

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    the red headed traveler
    August 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I know-what more do you need in a country than one that produces world renowned wine and steaks?

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