Neighbouring Chile, the South American nation of Argentina is one of the most historically rich countries within the South American continent. Experiencing perpetual economic and political turmoil, Argentina breeds people of passion; people who stand together in unity during harrowing times of heartbreak, and joyous times of relentless celebration.
Housing the cosmopolitan capital ‘Buenos Aires’, Argentina is home to both the high and the humble, with grand displays of architecture in its larger cities, and the hubris remains of forgotten times found further south. In the northern region, Argentina is known for sharing the Iguazu falls with its neighbour, Brazil; in the southern region, Argentina shares the primordial, sparse region of Patagonia with Chile. However, although it may share these fantastical features with other countries, Argentina provides its own flair in an unparalleled splendour.
Argentina’s political and economic culture is perhaps the darkest of the sort. Featuring the fresh horror of the ‘Guerra Sucia’ (the ‘Dirty War’) where mass kidnappings and shootings occurred in order to pacify the left-winged activists from 1974-1983 – where some of the stolen children still have no idea of their true identity. Argentina, somewhat ironically named after the Latin word ‘Argentum’, meaning ‘Silver’, also acted as an economic precursor to Greece’s financial crisis in 2009. Argentina’s dark past has allowed for the growth and flourish of a nation of people who are impassioned, zealous and resilient by nature.
However, Argentina holds its ground as one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places to visit. With its grandeur made manifest in Buenos Aires, and its cultural roots shown through the tranquil serenity of its southern region – Argentina offers its history, culture and majesty to all who seek it.