Hope you have a chance to visit this beautiful country this year and explore business opportunities. Wishing that Argentina’s reaches its economic potential in the next decades!
A trip down memory lane.
Romantic Argentina 1932
Argentina – The Bicentennial Year starts
The Bicentennial Year starts
On May 25th 2010 Argentina will celebrate the 200 years of the revolution that opened the way to Independence. The so-called Revolution of May was a historical process, commencing on 25 May 1810 that resulted in the breaking of colonial ties with Spain and enabled the road to independence, on July 9, 1816.
The 200 years of the Revolution opened the way for Argentina´s independence and it will be celebrated throughout the year through various activities and ceremonies that will end at the great feast of the May 25, 2010.
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Wind-tousled grapevines, marching in cornrow-straight lines and hung with pearl-like clusters of light-green fruit, stretch as far as the eye can see across gently rolling farmland near the village of Juanicó in the Canelones District. Flowering red rosebushes punctuate the ends of each row, and tiro-tiro birds, named for their unique call, nest on wooden fence posts. Stalwart pine trees shield the vines from unkind winds along the 34th southern parallel.
The Canelones District is home to the Juanicó wine region, just a 45-minute drive from the Río de la Plata, the broad, slow-moving river that flows between Argentina and its northern neighbor Uruguay.
Surprisingly, the Juanicó region is not part of Argentina, a well-known wine producer and exporter. It belongs to tiny Uruguay and serves as a gateway to the Wine Roads, a stretch of 15 bodegas where wine aficionados can stroll through vineyards, tour century-old cellars and sample fine wines and local cuisine.
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Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/02/2008
For such a small country (about the size of Colorado), Ecuador is remarkably diverse. Tucked between Colombia and Peru on South America’s west coast, it’s probably best known as the gateway to the Galapagos Islands. But it has three other ecosystems: the Amazon, the Pacific coast and the Andes, or Sierra, each with its own climate, terrain and culture.
It was the Andes that captured our attention. Running half the length of the country, the mountains are home to a dramatic avenue of volcanoes (including Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world), deep valleys, lakes and farmland, not to mention the grand old haciendas we hoped to stay in.
The haciendas, also called hosterias, were established during the country’s Spanish colonization, when they were awarded as land grants by the king. As the estates flourished, their wealthy owners incorporated ornate tile work, terra cotta roofs, archways, verandas, murals, and central courtyards into their designs.
After the land reforms of the 1960s, many of the haciendas were broken up, refurbished and turned into inns, some with spas and activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking.
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Amazing pictures of the Inca Trail, especially the picture below taken from Inti Punku – the sun gate entrance to Machu Picchu. It is amazing to be there at sunrise.