"Day trip to the Pampas" San Antonio de Areco by ellielou
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For foreign travelers who want a taste of gaucho life (who knows how authentic this is...but it's not for me to say), many head out from the big city, and stay at one of the many estancias (ranches) in this town, about a two hour bus ride from Buenos Aires.
We decided to go for the day, because, maybe, just maybe, we would catch the big Dia de la Tradicion there....but, they moved it up a week (just our luck.)
Anyway, it's a pleasant way to get a brief taste of life outside of BsAs.
And, there are gauchos! (Again, who knows how authentic, but....)
Being from the U.S., I'm really not sure how much the gaucho mythology differs from that of the "cowboy," but, spending some time just checking out the gauchos is not an unpleasant way to spend a part of the afternoon.
There are competitions, put on for the tourists...but probably some of these horsepersonship skills are actually used.
- Pros:glimpse of the quite life not far from the big city
- Cons:much is staged for the few tourists
- In a nutshell:Perfect for the afternoon, back to BsAs for the night!
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