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Patagonia (Argentina)

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Patagonia is a region in the south of Argentina bordered in the north by the Cuyo and Pampas regions, in the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and in the south and west by Chile.

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See

  • View the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park from El Calafate.
  • View the Patagonian Ice Sheet from an airplane or nearby mountain.
  • Visit penguin colonies near Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.

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Do

  • Motorcycle expeditions in Patagonia, Argentina [1] Compass Expeditions offers adventure Motorcycle Tours specializing in South America, in the the long vast expanses of Patagonia, tours from 10 days to 5 months. (In US 503 369 1955 or in Australia 613 536 86473).

Eat

In Patagonia, there are plenty of unique and delicious things to eat. As in all of Argentina, beef is important, but particular to the area is the cordero, lamb, which is of a very unique flavor (supposedly because the Patagonian lamb eats a unique mixture of herbs found only in Patagonia) especially when grilled in the typical parrilla (grill).

Dulce de leche, similar to caramel and made by adding sugar to milk and cooking it, is used on nearly all desserts, including facturas (pastries eaten for breakfast or tea, or to accompany mate, filled with dulce de leche, dulce de membrillo, crema pastelera, roquefort, or many other things), alfajores (traditional cookies that consist of tiny biscuits stuck together), and many other Argentine desserts.

Drink

Mate (pronounced MAH-tay), a bitter tea, is drunk very frequently. Adding sugar is not rare because of its bitter taste. Many different things can be added to the drink, including milk, sugar, lemon or orange rinds, and cinammon sticks.

Get out

Travel the Carretera Austral in Chile.




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