From top to bottom, Perú goes as far as Toronto to Miami, or Athens to Riga. More than the size of Caspian, Black and the Baltic seas combined. Number 19 by surface area on the planet. But there’s a simple way to categorize it all.
Sometimes they act like their culture is superior. It’s understandable. Argentinians find all they need in their own country. They don’t have to move to Bolivia or Chile for the desert, search for ancient artifacts in Peru, listen to highest-caliber music stars from Mexico, taste supreme quality wine from France, or go to the Rockies or Alps for an adventure in the mountains. They’ve seen it all at home. And probably bigger…
Throwing oneself at Argentina is no joke. The collection of coasts, forests, mountains, deserts, plains and rivers is impossible to visit in one go. In Argentina, sooner or later everybody makes a choice what to sacrifice in place of where. But fret no more! After reading this article your gut will feel Argentina stronger than pre-poop Sunday morning.
To some, Argentina’s history is just a necessary evil before talking about the sexy stuff, like tango, football or steaks. But I think history is a prerequisite to any kind of deeper exploration. And bloody interesting at that! As intriguing, surprising and cruel as a Tarantino movie. It’s where you dig for answers about the current state of affairs. And the more recent the events, the more they explain the country.