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Iguazú Falls: Travel Tips


Tips for When to Go and What to Expect

Upon seeing Iguazú Falls for the first time, Lady Roosevelt was reported to have said “poor Niagara.” A UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural wonder of the world, the falls are actually made up of 275 individual cascades that create a deafening roar as the water plunges from the river overhead. While there’s no right or wrong time to visit this National Park, there are some pros and cons you may want to consider. Here are some of our travel tips for Iguazú Falls:

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Topics: Brazil, Argentina

Top Ten Tips to Tango


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Centuries ago, the tango began with the immigrant underclass who lived in the ghettos, barrios and brothels of Buenos Aires. Today, the unique style of music and sensual movements of the dance have made it a national symbol. Seductive and poetic, bawdy and even violent, this dance of passion has become synonymous with Argentina. Here are our top tips on how to tango:

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Topics: Argentina

From Brothels to Barrios in Argentina


The Humble Beginnings of Argentina's Iconic Tango

Before the turn of the century, women were in short supply due to the large number of male immigrants in the growing city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a result, gauchos (herdsmen) and working-class men poured into the local brothels looking for female companionship. What they found were often very long lines. While they awaited their turns, local musicians attempted to entertain the restless crowds with a new style of music.

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Topics: Argentina

Tomato, Tomahto: You Like Iguazú and I Like Iguaçú


The 275 Cascades that Thunder

Nature’s mightiest show is a thunderous waterfall in South America that plunges more than 200 feet from a horseshoe ring of massive cliffs. Its sheer breadth makes this the widest waterfall in the world and one of the planet’s greatest natural wonders. More sweeping than even Niagara Falls, Iguazú Falls dumps over 1,700 cubic meters of water per second, creating a jaw-dropping spectacle of 275 individual falls. And if you happen to be there in the rainy season, you’ll shutter to hear the deafening thunder of up to 350!
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Topics: Brazil, Argentina

Dancing Dahlias


Transforming Memories of Argentina into Watercolor

The fiery red flowers appear to sway in the breeze — one straining forward as another turns subtly in opposition. Red Hot Dahlias is the name of the piece, a watercolor that seems to convey something other than the obvious image would suggest, a piece more about feelings and desire than botanicals.

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Topics: Argentina