Argentina

How to prepare and drink tasty and long-lasting Mate

What is Mate? Mate is the most traditional Argentinean green infusion. A small cup called Mate (gourd) is filled about three-quarters full with Yerba mate, the dried leaves and stems/twigs of a plant. Hot but not boiling water is poured into the mate. The drink, which is rather bitter, is sipped through a metal straw with a filter at the end called a Bombilla. You …

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Los Alerces National Park. Arrayanes River

Visiting Los Alerces National Park

Los Alerces National Park is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt natural parks in the Patagonia region, southern Argentina. It consists of two parts: the formally declared national park of 187,379 hectares (723.47 sq mi) and the adjoining Los Alerces National Reserve of 71,443 hectares (275.84 sq mi). The Park is shaped like a rough rectangle, extending approximately 65 kilometres …

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