Armchair Trip Through Argentina

Argentina Travel Posted on 05/22/2020

Not all those who wander are lost and not all travels are far from home…We discover a new way to explore Argentina. Dive into our landscapes, culture and music through books, movies, songs and without putting a foot outside.

1. Argentina Through its Music

Argentinians love music! Known worldwide musicians have been born in these southern lands that keep on giving. Travel from the Northern region of Salta to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, with this playlist that combines the most traditional artists and some off-the-beaten-path musical gems of the new era.

2. Argentina Through Movies

Argentinians have a special taste for cinema and movies. Here are some of the classic films that best features Argentina’s people and landscapes, a BBC documentary about the growing tango queer movement, and two video-travel journeys one from our director and the other of a traveler who spends 10 days in Patagonia.

Diarios de Motocicleta (Motorcycle Diaries)

This film about the famous motorcycle journey of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the famous Argentine Marxist revolutionary, features the most beautiful landscapes and the cruelest social scenarios that still characterizes Latin America. In Puerto Alegre, crossing borders from Argentina to Chile, you can see a copy of the motorcycle used by the Che to cross into Chile.

The German Doctor

Argentina, 1960, a German doctor searching for a place to stay in Patagonia. An Argentine family hosts him and a strange thing begins to happen… Based on true events.

ATTA Adventure Travel Trade Association with Say Hueque

A trip to the unexplored Northern lands of Salta in Argentina told by Rafa Mayer, Say Hueque´s Founder, to meet colonial villages, walk with llamas through the rainbow-colored mountains, till reaching Don Isidro’s house…

10 Days in Argentina and Chile

Take a look at a traveler who wanders Patagonia through Argentina and Chile for 10 days, the perfect amount of days to discover the most legendary region of South America.

LGBT Tango in Buenos Aires by BBC Travel

How the most famous dance of Argentina evolved since 2016 to fight against the idiosyncrasy of male chauvinism in tango culture and encourage a most inclusive practice.

3. Argentina Through Literature

This is our curated selection of the best Argentine literature (novel, travel stories, comic books) to bring you some of our traditions, landscapes, political history, and humor!

In Patagonia, Bruce Chatwin

Dive into the Bruce Chatwin journeys through Patagonia to discover the legends of the southernmost lands, the native heritage, and amazing landscapes. Anecdotes, history and exhilarating descriptions of the dream adventure expedition, and a literary masterpiece. 

The Tango Singer, Tomás Eloy Martinez

In this novel, Bruno Cadogan travels to Argentina in search of Lucio Martel, the last great tango singer. It’s 2001, the economic breakdown in Argentina, and Bruno, an American student specialized in Borges, will trace Martel performances through the city, and discover the darkest moments of the city that never sleeps…

Che Boludo, A Gringo’s Guide to Understanding the Argentines by James Bracken

¡Che Boludo! is your perfect guide to improve your Spanish, or learn your first steps. A humorous and high informative guide for those longing to immerse in Argentina’s culture by using some of the most common yet bizarre phrases and expressions.

The Winds that Lay Waste, Selva Almada

Selva Almada is one of the most popular Argentine writers, largely published by Random House. The wind that lays waste tells the story of the evangelizing journey of reverend Pearson and his daughter Leni whose car breaks in the Northern roads. They met the mechanic Gringo Brauer and a young boy named Tapioca, and as intimacy grows between the fourth characters, beliefs are questioned and a storm breaks over the plains…

Mafalda, Quino

Mafalda is the famous Argentine comic book known worldwide to be the finest example of how Argentinians manage to criticize Politics and Economics through the intelligent thoughts of a sweet little girl. A humor masterpiece created by Quino, the Argentine talented graphic humorist, and published in Argentine newspapers through 1964 and 1973. Download some of her best stories!

4. Argentina Podcast

Learn about “mate” the drink that best defines Argentinians, how to kiss properly when greeting, and meet a scientist who is saving the world’s penguins in this podcast.

5. Argentina Virtual tours

Make a 360° tour in each province of Argentina without jumping off the couch!

Breaking News! Daily Journal about Argentina

Catch up with daily news of Argentina COVID-19, Politics and Economics in this Argentina’s guide in English for locals and foreigners. “Explain Argentina’s reality and news through the eyes of pop culture”, says The Bubble.

Written by Agustina del Vigo

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