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San Antonio de Areco

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  • Day167

    Gaucho Fest in San Antonio de Areco

    November 9, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Dieser Ort wird auch "Capital Nacional de la Tradicion" genannt. Hier findet jährlich eines der grössten Gaucho Feste statt.

  • Day45

    SUNDAY TRIP 2 (SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO)

    January 19 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Hi and welcome back to the second part of my Sunday trip.

    After we visited Luján and the beautiful basilica, we left the city and drove another hour north to the small town of San Antonio de Areco.

    It was already lunchtime and we were almost starving. So we looked for a delicious place to eat and found it - Alquilo Casa - where they serve a typical Argentine Asado.

    Asado means “grilled” and consists of meat - a lot of meat. I usually try to reduce my meat consumption, but if you want to get to know the kitchen in a foreign country, you have to make exceptions. In this case, a very tasty exception. 😋

    There is barely any other country in the world where grilling is as passionate as in Argentina because the Asado is often organized as a gathering of the whole family or friends.

    Especially in the pampa region, it is mostly beef that is grilled. In Patagonia, on the other hand, lamb is more popular because it is mainly sheep that are bred there.

    We had cordero (lamb), vacio (the particularly tender and juicy meat between the rib and hip), pollo (chicken), chinchulín (beef intestine), chorizo (sausage), morcilla (blood sausage) and matambrito (the belly flap). I didn't like the blood sausage, but I found the lamb the most delicious. 😍

    As a side dish, we had a simple salad, french fries, and the spicy chimichurri sauce, which consists of a spice mix in oil (usually paprika, parsley, pepper, and oregano).

    After this delicious meal, we went into a large park across the street and had a siesta. The park was full of families picnicking in the afternoon sun and looking for a cool refreshment in a small lake. While the others were sleeping, I used the time and called my family in Germany.

    After some time and cuddles later, we drove to the pulperia “La Blanqueada” and the museum “Gauchesco Ricardo Güiraldes”, both are also located in San Antonio de Areco. We were very short on time, so we rushed through the pulperia and unfortunately couldn't see the gaucho museum.

    The “La Blanqueada” is an authentically restored grocery store with more than 150 years of life.

    The museum, on the other hand, offers a look at the Argentine past that is linked to the life and customs of the gauchos, skilled horseman of the pampa. It opened 1938 and is named after Ricardo Güiraldes, author of the famous novel “Don Segundo Sombra”, about a gaucho.

    Afterward, we drove downtown to the fancy restaurant Balthazar Areco to have some cake. I really liked this place. There are various offers of cakes and small treats. And don't we look happy - chocolate es solo amor. 💋

    We ended this day in the small plaza “Ruiz De Arellano”, close by the restaurant. It was not as hot as during the day and we enjoyed the fresh air and peace.

    And it was there where I saw a real hummingbird for the first time in my life!

    Not deep in the South American jungle, no, right there in a little plaza in the middle of a town! He flew so quickly back and forth that it was not easy for me to film him. I tried my best (only my camera quality lets me down again - thanks). 🙈

    I had an amazing day and I am looking forward to more trips with you guys!!! 😻
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  • Day9

    San Antonio de Areco (ARG)

    November 13, 2016 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Tussenstop op het platteland en de eerste keer kamperen. Wakker geworden in de storm, met de geruststelling dat de tent waterdicht is. Loslopende honden, houtskool, hompen vlees, pick-up-trucks, paarden en marginale jongeren op motors. De jaarlijkse Día de la Tradición is wel in het water gevallen. De meeste gaucho's waren afgedropen. Gedanst werd er nog wel. Morgen kunnen we uitgerust vertrekken.Read more

  • Day17

    San Antonio de Areco - Buenos Aires

    August 28, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Mi sono svegliata con un cinguettio di uccelli che, nello stordimento mattutino, ho confuso con dei piatti musicali che venivano sfregati circolarmente...vabbè, la sera prima, oltre a magiare benissimo in un ristorante "muy lindo", ci eravamo fatte un mezzo litro della casa.
    Dopo la notte nell'estancia (che non è la "stanza" come sarebbe normale, ma la fattoria/agriturismo), iniziamo la cavalcata gauchera con Paco, orgoglioso rappresentante di questa tradizione di cui San Antonio de Areco è il centro, vantando anche un festival che si tiene a novembre e un museo della cultura gauchera.
    La passeggiata è molto tranquilla, attraverso un paesaggio piuttosto monotono di pascoli per i cavalli, che si conclude con un mate e qualche chiacchiera con Paco.
    Riprendiamo la strada, l'appuntamento è a Buenos Aires per la riconsegna dell'auto, dopo qualche giro disperante per trovare un distributore dove fare il pieno prima di lasciarla. Dopo tanti borghi e villaggi, dopo tanta natura e distese solitarie, la città è quasi violenta con il suo traffico, le strade amplissime, il suo carico di umanità.
    Il taxi di 20 giorni fa mi aveva rivelato una grande città che snodava le sue strade fra giardini ordinati, oggi vedo la periferia fatta di costruzioni di mattoni nudi addossate le une alle altre, coperture di lamiera, cisterne e parabole sui tetti. E si percepisce quella povertà fatta di emarginazione ed esclusione, stridente rispetto alle opportunità che la grande città sembra offrire.
    L'appartamento è in Corrientes (non "tres quatro ocho" del tango "A media luz"), pulio, comodo e in ottima posizione. E ci aspetta La Viruta, la milonga più grande di Buenos Aires, con lezioni e ballo (un po' deludente, trasandata e inelegante, incapace di trasmettere quel misto di magia e passione che mi aspetto dal tango).
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  • Day1

    Auf der Suche...

    November 9, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    ... nein, nicht nach Pferden. Die laufen heir mehr als genügend herum. Aber eigentlich bin ich hier ja mit den anderen verabredet, fragt sich nur, wo sie sind...
    Auf der Suche fand ich schon unzählige Pferde und Gauchos. Tolle Fotomotive! Und schließlich fand ich auch noch Haupt´s und Sattel´s und gemeinsam durfte der Gaucho-Look nicht fehlen...
    Schöne war´s!
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  • Day1

    Pferde wohin man auch schaut

    November 9, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Fast schon wieder auf dem Rückweg ging´s auf dem Festivalgelände hoch her. Unzählige Pferde, die von den Gauchos eingefangen wurden.... huiuiuiui. Ich bin ja eigentlich kein Pferdefreund. Aber das hier ist schon beeindruckend!Read more

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