Arquivo da categoria: Argentina

South America

al(South America) Planejando mochilão pela América Latina: Bolívia, Peru, Equador, Colômbia, Panamá, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Argentina, Venezuela e Guatemala! / Durante a viagem Ernesto Guevara e Alberto Granado percorrem: Argentina – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Miramar, Argentina – Piedra del Águila, Argentina – San Martin de los Andes, Argentina – Lago Frías (Río Negro), Chile – Temuco, Chile – Los Ángeles, Chile – Valparaíso, Chile – Deserto do Atacama, Peru – Cuzco, Peru – Lima, Peru – Pucallpa, Peru – San Pablo, Colômbia, Venezuela, Caracas. A viagem vai dos dia 4 de janeiro de 1952 a 26 de julho de 1952 e eles percorrem mais 12.425 km.




Buenos Aires (maybe on jan/2016)

Buenos Aires is the capital and the largest and most important city in Argentina and ranks as the second largest metropolitan area in South America, after São Paulo. The city is located on the eastern shore of the River Plate, on the southeast coast of the South American continent.The city of Buenos Aires is not part of the Province of Buenos Aires and neither is its capital, but rather is an autonomous federal district. The Greater Buenos Aires is the third largest conurbation in Latin America, with a population of more than 13 million inhabitants. Buenos Aires is considered an alpha world city by 2008 inventory of the University of Loughborough (GaWC).
After the internal conflicts of the nineteenth century Buenos Aires was federalized and removed from the Province of Buenos Aires in 1880. The city limits were expanded to include the former towns of Belgrano and Flores are now neighborhoods.
The most important sector of the economy is services, which represents 74% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The manufacturing industry is the second, generating $ 26,454 million in 2006 – about 17% of GDP.
The city is also the most important cultural center in Argentina and one of the leading Latin America. The important cultural offer is represented in the great number of museums, theaters and libraries, some of them being the most representative of the country. It also highlights the academic activity, since some of the most important universities in Argentina have their headquarters in Buenos Aires. It should be noted that the city was named by UNESCO as a City of Design in 2005.
Buenos Aires was originally named after the sanctuary of “Nostra Signora di Bonaria” (Italian for “Our Lady of Bonaria”), Cagliari, Sardinia. In the Constitution of 1994, the city became autonomous, hence its formal name: Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, in Portuguese, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. People born in Buenos Aires are called “porteños.”

Lago Mascardi, no Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi na Argentina

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Wine from Mendoza

Continuing with the posts, my friend has just returned from Mendoza, Argentina and he sent me a text telling a bit about it. The city of Mendoza has one wineyard to each 89 habitants and the region produce 70% of the argentine wines, including some of the best in the world. The grape which is better adapted to the weather is the Malbec, which pleases the young taste. Visits can be scheduled to the wineyards (in the picture you can see the Catena Zapata) and are always accompanied with wine-tasting at the end. And guess what? The cost for that is zero. The prices may vary, but wines of good quality can be bought for 48 pesos. Not to mention that the city reminds a bit of Gramado, with charm and lots to do like paragliding, rafting, tour to Aconcágua (the highest mountain of Americas), ice cream of dulce de leche etc. Very hot in the summer, very cold in the winter (when there are ski resorts). The weather is dry, just to have an idea, it rains during one year what has rained in one week in São Paulo. The city also has one of the bests universities of Argentina, The Nacional de Cuyo, which lies in a huge park from the city with a football stadium, a lake and gates brought from France.