Estancia El Ombu de Areco
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One thing that was high on our list of priorities was visiting an Estancia while in Buenos Aires. An Estancia is a country estate, often a working ranch, and there are lots of them across the plains of central Argentina. Many have very elaborate houses and require a large number of workers and servants to run them. We drove out to one which is just …
Horses "No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle." ~Winston Churchill One of our adventures out of the busy, hot and sticky capital city was to assume and embrace the life of an Argentinean gaucho. We left our apartment on Marcello T. Alvear downtown BA and drove to what we soon accepted as heaven; the El Ombu Estancia (estate) in the …
... Gaucho culture. The Gauchos, in many ways the South American equivalent of the North American cowboys, have an interesting history which I found fit to recount. They originated as the descendants of European immigrants (mostly Andalucians) who had come to the new world in search of freedom. Often mestizo (of mixed European and Native American descent) they were nomadic people who lived off the abundant livestock of wild horses and cattle which ...
... the ballroom tango that Arthur and I have done. But certain steps were familiar so it was fairly easy for us.
After the lesson we had the dinner and the show. It was a nice show, showing the evolution of the dance between the 1900's and today.
We were back at the hotel at 23.30 and ready to call it a day.
Tomorrow we are going to make our way to Iguazu, to see the famous waterfalls!!!
... to a small town called LujŠn to look at one of Argentina's most beautiful cathedrals. Once every year Thousands of people walk from Buenos Aires to LujŠn, 65km west to worship the Virgin Mary. For lunch we went to a ranch. It was a family run ranch Called Los Talas. The main house was, I believe, built in 1824. It is absolutely beautiful! The entire property is a museum. In every nook and cranny you ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking