Friday, May 10, 2013

60 Second Geography - Argentina



60 Second Geography - Argentina

The Europeans know Argentina — it has been one of their playgrounds for decades. Travel and tourism accounts for better than 10% of the GDP of Argentina, and it holds real bargains for the North American traveler.
Anguilla is more than a destination. Anguilla is an experience, a special feeling found nowhere else. Anguilla represents the ultimate in escape from the ordinary, the opportunity to leave behind the busy everyday to wrap oneself in the very essence of relaxation. Visitors come from all over the world to Anguilla to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. As they say in Anguilla "Feeling is believing."
  • The distance from Argentina's northern tip to Tierra del Fuego in the south runs 2,264 miles.
  • Patagonia is a nature lover's dreamscape. The spectacle of whales and penguins on the Atlantic Coast against a backdrop of the peaks and glaciers of southern Patagonia is nearly without equal.
  • Hikers travel from all over the world to trek Patagonia. The terrain includes amazing granite spires, enormous glaciers, and dense forests.
  • The wine country of Mendoza has come into its own. Luján de Cuyo is home to the Malbec, Argentina's signature varietal.
  • From the wine regions it is possible to drive west into the Andes. Wild mountain roads will take you to the base mighty Mt. Aconcagua.
  • The Argentina Lakes District is one of the world's great mountain vistas and offers the traveler adventure activities as well as scenic drives.
  • Buenos Aires is home to more than 40 percent of the population. This South American metropolis has a rich, passionate history that is inseperable from its character.
  • Buenos Aires resonates as an almost European city. The colonial architecture was built by French, Italian and Spanish immigrants echoes of its European culture are distinct and everywhere.
  • The tango has its origin in Buenos Aires. Each year in February and March the annual Tango Festival holds sway for 6 days. Tango lovers from all over the world mix with locals. Both experts and beginners are in attendance at the many dance salons.
  • Argentina's Presidential Palace, known as the Casa Rosada, is the site of Eva Peron's famous balcony. The iconic pink building was once a Customs and Post Office before being converted into a presidential residence.
  • La Recoleta Cemetery, burial place of Evita Peron, is a tourist attraction of note. The monuments of Argentina's ruling class are visited daily by thousands of travelers who leave flowers at Peron's grave.
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