Maybe this year you didnt plan a trip fo

Maybe this year you didnt plan a trip for Malbec Day but here is a great idea for a late trip celebration at Finca Adalgisa!
Intimate vineyard of Finca Adalgisa offers plenty of quiet places to walk, rest and sip your wine. #eurekatravelsouthamerica #winelover #fincaadalgisa #mendoza #visitargentina #vinotinto #winetime #vacation #boutiquehotel #boutiquestyle #discoversouthamerica #visitsouthamerica 📷: @eurekatravelsouthamerica http://ow.ly/10Aoae
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Saint Patrick day celebration with Pisco

Saint Patrick day celebration with Pisco Sour? Why not?
Check out our amazing trips to Peru & Chile to celebrate. http://ow.ly/ZD9C0 http://ow.ly/i/hFVox

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Saint Patrick day celebration with Pisco

Saint Patrick day celebration with Pisco Sour? Why not? http://ow.ly/ZCZsM http://ow.ly/i/hFQM6

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Argentine food truck in Burbank.

Last Friday night while biking through Burbank we stumbled upon a street event called Ladies Night Out which apparently happens every last Friday of the month on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank. The event promotes local business and brings food trucks to the boulevard for people to enjoy all kinds of culinary experiences. We were happy to see a truck with Argentine specialties and we got some tasty empanadas. They were delicious and we are looking forward to the next event. Next I want to try my fave quick bite, choripan.

Check out Cambalache’s Gourmet for their menu and their Yelp reviews

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Del Potro wins Bronze Medal at London Olympics and makes tennis history.

Our best tennis player, Juan Martin del Potro just won the 1st medal for Argentina in the London Olympics!

Last Friday semifinals marathon match versus #1 tennis player Roger Federer where their last set score was 19-17 left Juan Martin Del Potro out of the finals. It was a heartbreak for Delpo missing an opportunity to win gold for Argentina.

But today was a different story.

He played very strong and steady match versus another great player Novak Djocovic from Serbia. Final score : 7-5 , 6-4

His winning makes history not only because of the 1st medal for Argentina in London but also because he is the 1st medal winner for the single man tennis in the Olympic games. Argentina won a Silver medal in single ladies tennis in 1988 when Gabriela Sabatini lost the final against Steffi Graf.

This makes me so proud of Argentina first because we won a medal in London and also because I am a tennis player myself !! So I follow Delpo in any match I can! I  got very emotional when he won the US Open in 2009 during another magic match versus Roger Federer.

Congratulations to Juan Martin Del Potro! Enjoy this historic moment for yourself and all of us proud Argentines! We hope to see you again soon at the US Open and cheer for you one more time:)

And ff you ever come to Los Angeles I will be happy to hit some balls with you at Toluca Lake tennis club🙂

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South American olympic medal count and other interesting trivia.

11 countries from South America went to London this year to compete in 2012 Olympiad. Out of those countries only three have won medals so far: Brazil with the count of 6, Colombia with 3 and Venezuela with 1. The total of 10 medals is well below that of the United States which as of this writing holds 43. But as we all might think, the Olympics is not just about the medal count, it’s about the coming together of athletes from around the globe in the spirit of goodwill and performing at their best in a clean fight (at least that’s the premise).

Although their medal count maybe not as impressive, the South Americans have a long history of participation in the Olympic Games. So after doing a bit of research here are some interesting facts I came up with, past to present:

– prior to 1951, red ring of the Olympic flag was regarded as a representation of the American continent (both North and South)

– no South American country has ever hosted Olympic Games; this is about to change when Brazil will be the host in 2016, the XXXI in modern history

– in the first Olympiad in 1896 held in Athens, Greece only one South American country participated, Chile; however the participation of their only athlete, Luis Subercaseaux has been disputed as he has not been mentioned by IOC

– the first officially recognized and documented South American athlete to participate in the Olympic Games was Argentine Eduardo Carnet who took 5th place in fencing during II Olympiad held in Paris in 1900

– the first Olympic gold medal won by a South American athlete belongs to a Brazilian, Guilherme Paraense who won a shooting competition in 1920 in Atwerp, Belgium

– 1924 Paris, Uruguay appears in the Olympics for the first time and wins gold in football; Argentina wins gold in polo

– in 1928, during the IX Olympiad in Amsterdam, Holland, Coca-Cola makes its debut as a commercial Olympic sponsor, a role which it has played to this day (with its special cocaine-free coca leaves imported from Peru and Bolivia)

– In 1936 Bolivia made its debut in the XI Olympiad in Berlin, one man participated

– in 1968, Paraguay made its first appearance in the XIX Olympiad held in Mexico City; it was also a first time the Olympics were held in  Latin American country

– 5 South American countries, lined up behind the US president Jimmy Carter boycotted the now famous 1980 Olympics in Moscow in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

– in 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Jefferson Perez wins the gold in 20 km race walking and the first medal for Ecuador

– 2004 Olympics in Greece prove to be the best yet for the South American countries, collectively they won 9 medals including Argentine basketball win of gold

– in October 2009, it was announced that Brazil will be the 2016 host of the XXXI Olympiad and Rio de Janeiro the host city; below is the official logo of the Games

It may be a little early to start planning the trip for 2016 but it’s never too late for a little reconnaissance of Brazil. For some trip ideas visit our website and take a look at what Brazil has to offer.

source of information for this blog was obtained from Wikipedia as well as the official site of the 2012 Olympiad in London

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Evita is the new face of Argentina’s 100 pesos

Eva Duarte de Peron continues to be a strong presence in Argentine life. This time on the face of a 100 peso banknote designed and printed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of her death. Evita is the first woman in Argentine history to be featured on a banknote. For now, there will be a limited number of the bills in circulation as a commemorative issue. However, Argentina’s president Christina de Kirchner Fernandez has plans to replace the current 100 bill with Julio Roca’s image with that of Evita. The new issue comes into existence as Argentina is struggling with its inflation, currently estimated at 24%.

You can follow the footsteps of Evita while visiting Buenos Aires on one of our most popular tours, Discover Buenos Aires

 

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