at Plaza de Mayo (Mayo Square)
is a country in South America which occupies most of the southern
half of the continent east of the Andes Mountains. It is the
second largest country in South America after Brazil. Its capital
and largest city is Buenos Aires.
is mostly of European ancestry, especially Spanish, but indigenous
groups remain. Argentina consists of diverse terrain, stretching
from the tropics in the north to the subpolar region in the south.
It can be divided into four general regions: the northeastern
plains, the Pampas, Patagonia, and the Andes Mountains.
plains in the northeast are divided by the Paraná River
into Mesopotamia to the east and Gran Chaco to the west and north.
The Pampas, vast fertile prairies that produce much of the countrys
agricultural wealth, south and west of the Paraná, is
one of the world's most productive agricultural areas and the
country's most populous region. Patagonia lies south of the Colorado
River. The Argentine Andes include the continent's highest peak,
hydrology is dominated by rivers that include the Paraná,
Uruguay, and Pilcomayo, which drain into the Río de la
Plata. Argentina has a developing economy based largely on manufacturing
and agriculture; it is Latin America's largest exporter of beef
and beef products.
Aires, its capital, is a huge city composed of neighborhoods,
or barrios. The older ones surrounding the city center are the
most famous ones.
Boca, a working class area, originally populated by Italian dock
workers, has bloomed into a colorful center of art, restaurants
and the colorful metal houses which present a refreshing change
from the rest of the city. The colors come from the brightly
painted houses on the Caminito a pedestrian walk named for the
tango of the same name and the waters of the Riachuelo stained
by oil sludges."
we are in La Boca, back in September 1982. From the left to the
right: my aunt Maria Helena holding her daughter Daniela, me,
grandma Rosinha, my cousin Maria Cláudia with my sister
Renata, grandma Irene, my mother and my father.
the left to the right: my father, my mother, my cousin Maria
Cláudia, in front of her my sister Renata, my aunt Maria
Helena (my mom's sister) holding her daughter Daniela and my
in Buenos Aires, we find the calle Florida (Florida Street),
a pedestrian street full of shops and where it is possible to
see artists dancing tango or playing music.
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Carlos de Bariloche
de Bariloche, a city in western Argentina, in Río Negro
Province, is a resort center on the southern shore of Lake Nahuel
Huapí. During winter, the famous Cerro Catedral and its
ski resort receive many visitors. To visit Bariloche, we can
make 3 different tours: the visit to the center, the Circuito
Chico and the visit to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Wood.
center, we find the Civic Center, the Nuestra Señora de
Nahuel Huapi Cathedral, the Puerto San Carlos and calle Mitre,
the main shopping location in Bariloche.
Chico is a 62km tour, passing by the Nahuel Huapi shore and other
lakes, peninsulas and hills. It's possible to visit the Cerro
Viejo Park, the Cerro Otto, Cerro Campanario, Swiss Colony, Huemul
island, Lopez Bay and the Llao Llao hotel.
to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Wood is very beautiful.