Complete Guide to Estancias of Argentina
Guide to Estancias of Argentina
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But author, Stephane Parrenin, is offering the new release of his e-book via Gateway to South America literally for FREE.
The e-book complete guide to Estancias of Argentina is called eStancias: It offers readers a list of estancias, per province, with a link to the property’s website and location on Google maps. These estancias provide various levels of hospitality at various prices. It is only available through iTunes / iBooks and specifically for iPad and iMac users only. You will want to download this just to see the photos. Spectacular!
Estancias, or ranches, play a huge part in Argentina’s culture, economy and its history. In the early days these properties were responsible for making Argentina one of the biggest meat and grain producers in the world. These enormous ranches dotted the entire countryside and are to this day where the best steaks in the world come from. For Argentines, superlative beef is not just a pastime but a national obsession, with more than 50 different cuts of meat that are offered in many restaurants.
Many Estancias also give tourists a rare opportunity to stay as a guest at a working ranch and to experience the unique gaucho culture in a tranquil and beautiful setting of untamed countryside. Most estancia’s are over two hundred years old and still maintain a daily way of life that is firmly grounded in traditional practices and values. Many are restored colonial houses, and each is unique.
The typical Argentine estancia is a mansion in a combination of French, English, or colonial architectural styles, with the main residence usually having been converted to receive guests. These elegant and historic buildings overlook vast expanses of countryside where cattle, sheep, goats, and horses graze.
Gauchos, much like the American Cowboy, have become a national icon, their lives retold in stories and legends. However, what passes for myth in the United States is very much reality in Argentina. Today they are still very much an integral part of the working estancia. Also like the cowboys, gauchos are master horsemen. It is typical to see a jaw-dropping horse shows arranged in many towns on a daily basis, as well as impromptu ones staged out in the fields during the cattle drives
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